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Our professional staff provides high quality, detailed processing of your financial data while giving you the information you need to feel secure throughout the process.

We are experienced with everyday accounting and tax issues. We can complete the busy work while your staff focuses on serving your clients.

The A.C.T. Group Ltd.
6228 North Broadway
Chicago, Illinois  60660
Phone: 773-743-2196

Kevin Kummer, CPA, photo by Matt Harder

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The A.C.T. Group is privileged to work with several other part-time professionals during tax season. To contact them send an email to with the staff member's name in the subject line.

Rebeca Hernandez, Photo by Matt Harder
Gloria McCartney, Photo by Cate Ramsden Photography

Rebeca Hernandez

Gloria McCartney
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Our Staff

  • Kevin Kummer, CPA
    President, Accounting Services
  • Diane Dillon, CPA
    Senior Accountant
  • Robert Wissmann, CPA
    Senior Accountant
  • Darshan (Dersh) Patel
    Staff Accountant
  • Joanna Polak
    Jr. Accountant, Tax Preparer,
    Portal Adminstrator
  • Cheryl Simon, Office Manager
  • Valerie Harris, Customer Relations
  • Larry Little, CPA, Founder

  • Other Staff

    • Rebeca Hernandez, Processor/Assistant
    • Gloria McCartney, Office Assistant

    "I can’t thank you enough. Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you AND thank you! I really appreciate your prompt response to my 2008 request and the graciousness of the ACT group."

    ~ With gratitude, Suellen Semekoski

    Kevin Kummer, CPA

    Kevin Kummer, CPA

    Kevin Kummer is a seasoned financial executive who has led teams and organizations as VP of Finance, Controller and Accounting Manager across a variety of industries, including association management, e-commerce, healthcare, insurance, manufacturing, not-for-profit and publishing.

    As an accounting leader, he has worked to improve process and information flow, internal controls and development of strong and cohesive accounting teams. Kevin has worked closely with senior management and Boards of Directors to ensure high quality financial information and analysis is provided to facilitate decision making and help drive profitable growth. He has successfully helped organizations through periods of transition including navigating bankruptcy, mergers and acquisitions, the implementation of new accounting systems and external audits. Kevin has led the modernization of several accounting infrastructures and has implemented systems that helped to facilitate continued growth.

    Kevin has helped the companies and not-for-profits he has worked for prepare and file their annual tax returns. He has partnered with tax experts to strategize and realize tax savings for the organizations he has served.

    Kevin is a Licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of Illinois and holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He received his undergraduate degree in accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

    Kevin lives in western suburbs with his wife, Kathy and two boys. Kevin is an avid sports fan and enjoys playing golf whenever possible.

    Diane Dillon, CPA

    Diane Dillon, CPA

    Senior Accountant

    Diane has been a public accountant for 18 years. She has worked with a wide variety of clients but especially enjoys working with small business owners. She has an undergraduate degree in History from Western Michigan University and completed her accounting degree at Northwestern University. In her spare time Diane loves to garden and also breeds and shows purebred dogs.

    Robert Wissman, CPA

    Robert Wissmann, CPA

    Senior Accountant

    Bob comes to the A.C.T. Group, Ltd. after almost 30 years of accounting experience in various industries. His passions include gourmet cooking, good red wine, hiking, biking and camping on his six acres in rural Southwest Wisconsin. He shares his home in Des Plaines with his life partner, David and his cat, Katie.

    Darshan Patel

    Darshan (Dersh) Patel

    Staff Accountant

    Dersh is a graduate from DeVry and is currently studying for the Audit portion of his CPA exam. He was previously certified in QuickBooks and will soon be recertified as a ProAdvisor. In addition to QuickBooks training, Dersh works on complex accounting projects, tax preparation and assists with NFP audits. He also loves to work with Excel, and has tutoring experience in this area.

    Larry Little, CPA

    Larry Little, CPA
    Founder, Consultant

    Larry was privileged to work with Intuit as one of the first five CPAs to help develop QuickBooks for small businesses and enjoys a continued relationship with their development team.

    Larry has been a board member of several local nonprofit organizations. He is passionate about the power that accounting can provide small businesses and non-profit organizations and brings his enthusiasm for excellent customer service to the local business community. Outside of tax season, he likes to travel, watch Alfred Hitchcock and Pedro Almodovar movies and attend the theatre.

    Larry is still offering consulting services to the A.C.T. Group.

    Best of Edgewater Award Presented to the A.C.T. Group

    Best Customer Service is the most important award that the Chamber gives. Past recipients have included the most prestigious businesses in the area. This year's recipient is the A.C.T. Group, Ltd., a certified public accounting firm whose clients recommended this nomination. Larry Little is the head of the A.C.T. Group, Ltd. As one person said, "Taxes are never fun, but Larry not only does your work right, he does it painlessly!" Congratulations to Larry Little and the entire A.C.T. Group, Ltd.

    Reprinted from the Chamber Report, December 2002
    Published by the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce,
    1210 W. Rosedale, Chicago, IL 60660
        Phone: 773-561-6000

    The A.C.T. Group Ltd.

    6228 North Broadway
    Chicago, Illinois  60660

    Phone:  773-743-2196
    Fax:  773-743-0292


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