- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- Illinois Society of Certified Public Accountants
- Bachelor of Science (Magna Cum Laude) in Accountancy from the University of Illinois
- Financial Reporting
- Planning and Analysis
- Financial Administration
- Operating Management
Buddy Hoffman has devoted a major portion of his career to the practice of public accounting, primarily as a partner/director with "Big Four" and second tier international accounting firms. He specializes in providing accounting and tax consulting services to middle market, privately-held companies in numerous industries, including OEM manufacturing, distribution, software development, real estate companies and service industries including legal, architectural, engineering and accounting firms.
He is a proactive leader with progressive experience in Financial Reporting, Planning and Analysis, CFO, Controller, Treasury, Financial Administrative and Operating Management positions. He has been successful in improving sales, profits, systems, operations and internal controls while maintaining and improving client satisfaction. He has also been an expert problem solver in private and foreign owned companies in domestic and international locations as a consultant to CEO’s and CFO’s. In these roles, Buddy has also directed cross functional teams to achieve significant increased profits by leading change to implement innovative ideas.
As an independent consultant to industry, he has served as interim chief financial officer; provided merger and acquisition services to both buyers and sellers for transactions ranging from $25 million to over $1 billion; served as advisor to CEO's and CFO's of both start-up entities and high growth companies with operations domestically and internationally; and has served as an advisory board member for various businesses.
Buddy received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting (Magna Cum Laude) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He became a CPA in 1978 and is currently a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Illinois CPA Society. Buddy is also the managing member and founder of the Deerfield, IL Mastermind Advisory Council.