About Courtney

Courtney Hayes, M.Ed, CPA

Courtney Hayes, M.Ed, CPA

Thank you for visiting our firm to learn more about what we do and how we can help your business.

Everyone has a personal story and the sum of our life experiences have a monumental impact on who and what we are. For me, I am the oldest of three children born to hard working parents who raised us and stressed daily the importance of obtaining an education. 

My life experiences started long ago. I attended one of the best public high schools in Chicago and went to the University of Illinois in Urbana, Champaign and majored in Accounting. The University of Illinois was extremely difficult for me. I vividly remember a professor telling me I was highly ill prepared - but determined to graduate with a degree in Accounting - I studied night and day and graduated with honors with a degree in Accounting. 

Upon graduation, I worked for Arthur Andersen LLP which provided me with a strong financial and accounting base. Having gained significant experience auditing numerous companies and organizations, I have had the opportunity to review and analyze different kinds of corporate structures. 

Over the years, I have worked in executive management roles for companies, not for profit organizations and schools overseeing the finances. Having gained solid experience in different industries, I can advise your business on how to improve profitability, control costs, implement internal controls or develop solid accounting practices. 

Those organizations who are successful have an excellent culture, truly see their people as their most valuable asset and everything they do as a company (organization) is reflective by how they treat their people. They realize that the people within their organization represent the business model, are responsible for executing the business and operational tasks and significantly impact profitability.

These are all very important components, but I can say based on my life experiences that profitability, costs and strong practices are all important but they should not be your only focus as a business owner or organization. 

Today, will all of these experiences, I can help you evaluate your business and with your commitment we can help you build or reorganize your business to focus on the things that really matter and will determine the success or failure of your organization or business.

Pilar Financial Practice Management LLC is an accounting and consultative practice to help you focus on what really matters. We will handle your accounting and financial needs.  Your focus should be on the services your business provides.

Our practice is centered on strong partnerships with our clients.  We will focus on the intricate needs of your organization and we hope that this allows you the freedom to focus on the more important things in life like family, hobbies and favorite things. 

Our practice will work hard for you but we also understand balance and the focus on the other aspects of living a fulfilling life. If you have any questions or would like to discuss any issues, please complete the consultation form above.