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The CPA Superhero

Jeff Haywood, CPA
The CPA Superhero

Jeff Haywood, CPA, aka The CPA Superhero, based in Charleston, Illinois, serves clients all over the world, providing income tax preparation services, business consulting, and CFO services. 

What makes me the CPA Superhero? 

Most of my clients are very successful, creative, drivers with a need for someone to help them that provides a stable viewpoint and helps them deal with the ever increasing reporting and filing requirements that this world requires. So in a "nutshell" I provide a balancing affect for successful entrepreneurs.

While the main services I provide are preparing various income tax returns, business consulting and CFO Services, the real value I provide manifests itself in the conversations I have with my clients and the relationships that we grow. My more successful clients have frequent communication with me throughout the year. In reality, there is a connection between the frequency of our communication and success. 

So if you want help achieving success and dealing with the stresses that come from conducting business and/or investing in this crazy world today, then contact me, The CPA Superhero.


As you would imagine, The CPA Superhero has an unusual background. I started out in the corporate world as a Financial Analyst helping corporations use their financial statements to manage their business, create goals, and take advantage of opportunities. I worked with company directors in various departments to help them understand their numbers, plan for the future, and develop proposals for investments that would help the corporation succeed. Unlike typical accountants, much of my work involved communicating with the officers of the companies I worked for and making quarterly presentations at a meeting of the corporate officers. 

In 2001 I switched to public accounting, preparing tax returns, but still working with clients to help them understand the numbers, plan for the future, and analyze and develop strategies to take advantage of opportunities that present themselves.

Specialty Niches

While my focus is on business owners and investors, I have a few specialty niches that I have developed and they are Agriculture, Oil and Gas, Software/App Developers/Programmers, Restaurants, and Expats. Both Farming and Oil and Gas have very unique accounting and tax requirements that require a real specialization. The same is true for Expats (U.S. persons residing in a foreign country). My wife and I lived in Mexico for six years and I developed a competency for doing returns for individuals in the same circumstances and now have clients around the world in this area. So, if you are looking to help in one of these niches, contact me today to set up an appointment to discuss your situation.

Contact The CPA Superhero 

Contact The CPA Superhero today to start a relationship that will help you achieve your business and financial goals. Feel free to email me today at to schedule an appointment to have an introductory phone conversation.

Jeff Haywood, CPA
The CPA Superhero


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