Phil McLawhorn, CPA – President

With an extensive history in executive-level corporate management experience and post-graduate education, Phil is ideally suited to serve our business clients in a variety of ways. His objective is to be an invaluable component of every organization he serves regarding tax, compilation, and management consulting services through Crest CPAs' remote CFO services.

Leading the team of resources at Crest CPAs & Consultants, Ltd., he has structured a firm that focuses on adding value to all of their clients. He is directly involved with overseeing the quality of services produced and directly handles much of the firm's operations. You can have confidence that your company's needs and relationship will be handled with the utmost care and quality through the experience and knowledge of Phil and his team.


  • B.S. in Accounting from DePaul University
  • Master of Professional Accountancy from University of South Dakota

    Professional Experience

  • International Paint Contracting (13 years)
  • Regional Construction Contracting (6 years)

    Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS)

What I do for You & Your Company

Adding value is the key focus of our firm.  Regardless of the service we perform, we always strive to ensure the benefit of our services is of the highest value and outpaces that of our competitors.

We share the same goals as our clients.  Transparency, honesty, and fair dealings.  These are pillars of any healthy relationship, which is why we leverage those traits to support your business.

At Crest CPAs we focus on the big picture and all of our individual interactions are directed to strengthening the whole organization.  We hate nickle and dime-ing as much as our clients do which is why we are accessible regular business hours, evenings, and weekends without punching a clock for every quick question you may desire our input on.

Whether it is cost savings and wealth building through our tax services, financing and regulatory improvements through our compilation services, or operational and profit driven improvements through the remote CFO services we provide, we are here to serve you.

Contact Me

We have business hours of:

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Every Day

We are additionally available by phone, e-mail, or special appointment after hours to meet our clients' needs.

Crest CPAs & Consultants, Ltd.
26917 W Hemlock Rd.
Channahon, IL 60410

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