Biography

Jeffrey L. Upchurch is a Certified Public Accountant
who has worked on major corporate, nonprofit
and healthcare financial issues; lectured in university,
medical and nonprofit settings; and been involved
in numerous civic and volunteer efforts. He
is a specialist in IRS-problem resolution and other
tax-related topics.
Upchurch holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Bradley
University in Peoria, Ill. He graduated in 2000 and passed the CPA exam the
first time he sat for it. He proudly points out that only about 15 percent of
people taking that exam accomplish such a feat.
Prior to starting his own accounting firm, Upchurch worked for more than
five years at Deloitte & Touche LLP, one of the largest CPA firms in the world.
For over two years, he also worked for Northwestern Memorial Hospital, a
top Chicago medical center affiliated with Northwestern University.
Jeff started his own accounting business, Upchurch & Associates, in 2009.
Based in Chicago’s NorthCenter neighborhood, an established area experiencing
a youthful revival, this accounting firm focuses on the needs of individuals,
nonprofit organizations and small businesses. Upchurch also has
been a guest lecturer in Chicago at DePaul University, the Pacific College
of Oriental Medicine, and the Center for Nonprofit Success, as part of its
leadership series.
Jeff, his wife, their new daughter and adopted dog, Barnie, live in the North-
Center area. He is active throughout the north side of Chicago: volunteering
at the Neighborhood Boys and Girls Club of Chicago carnival and the North-
Center Chamber of Commerce “Ribfest,” participating in networking groups
such as LeTip of Lakeview, and formerly serving on the board of directors of
the Albany Park Community Center.
For more information about Jeffrey L. Upchurch, or to arrange an interview
or speaking engagement, please call: (773) 360-8280 or write to:
[email protected]untant.com.