William Champion II is a high-impact, global, entrepreneurial finance industry leader with 25+ years of experience. Leveraging his exceptional depth of expertise in finance, he is known for providing differentiated insight, wise counsel, and discretion to his clients.
As a Certified Abundant Leader Coach, William is an exponential driver of business growth, revenues, and profitability at companies across strategic situations – startup, turnaround, accelerated growth, realignment, exit, sustainable success, and legacy.
William has specific expertise in developing aligned championship teams that bring sustained success to businesses and organizations. He has a proven track record for building brands and teams across the globe. He is also an abundance-focused scaling specialist with a long-term strategic vision and expertise in leading business transformation. As a Coach, William brings strong, collaborative, team-building, and mentoring expertise to his engagements along with his leadership and profit-generating skills.
His exact purpose is to coach a team of champions to take a leap of faith and live life passionately.
Jerry is an accountant, investor, entrepreneur, creative, and self-proclaimed futurist. Born in the Rogers Park neighborhood on the North Side of Chicago, Jerry was raised by two parents who migrated from the Ashanti Region of Ghana during the mid-to-late 80s. A product of Chicago Public Schools, Jerry graduated from George B. Armstrong School of International Studies and Lane Tech College Prep with a concentration in Music. His favorite extracurricular activities at the time include Football, Marching Band, Chorus, Lacrosse, and the Africa Unite Club.
In 2019, Jerry graduated from the Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Here, he received a Bachelor of Science in Business Management with a concentration in Entrepreneurship and a minor in Music. During his time, he served as the Vice President and Publicity Chair for the University of Illinois Black Chorus, a musical institution that celebrates and performs music from the Sacred Black Music tradition.
He started his professional career while in college as the Staff Accountant for a financial advisor and completed an internship with the Colgate-Palmolive Company in their Customer Development Division. He also became a Tax Preparer Intern for Badu Tax Services, a Black-owned CPA Firm established to inspire and support the super hungry to take hold of infinite resources in order to create an abundant lifestyle. Post-graduation, he did a brief stint in an Associate role with Paylocity, a payroll, and HR solutions provider.
In August 2020, he received a QuickBooks ProAdvisor certification. As of April 2021, Jerry serves as the Chief Project Manager at Badu Tax Services and is in charge of overseeing internal affairs and the client experience. In October 2021, he founded the Heroes Beyond Capes Movement, where anyone can be a superhero when they strive to live in their truth. His life’s purpose is to guide the disenfranchised to become superheroes and utilize their superpowers in service to the community to impact the future at scale.
I am a Chicago Native, based in the South Suburbs. I have been in the Tax field for over 15 years. I enjoy working with clients to see the growth through the years. I believe my purpose is to provide information to a specific demographic in order to help them flourish in life. I consider myself a Jack of All Trades. Meaning, I can do anything I put my mind to. I am a Taskrabbit. I will get the job done
As a University of Illinois Alum, Abena has been able to transform companies and communities to enhance their quality of living and tax goals.
Her goal is to create an avenue of providing optimal service in educating entrepreneurs on the benefits of taxes and life structure. She is eager to communicate to the community on how to prepare yourself for the future while also enjoying the present. She appreciates that at Badu Tax Services, our certified CPAs & EAs take the time with their clients in educating on the best choices to optimize your tax comprehension. She believes that with the proper knowledge the possibilities can be endless on the legacy you leave. She is excited to provide clients the relief and peace of mind they are looking for this tax season and beyond.
David is a seasoned professional with a rich background in investments, sales, and management. Their journey into the tax field has been marked by a relentless commitment to optimizing financial outcomes for clients. With extensive knowledge of US economics, investments, and a history of working with large firms, David is well-equipped to navigate the intricacies of taxation and devise innovative financial strategies. His main career focus is on delivering tax planning and financial coaching services, leveraging his expertise to empower clients in achieving their financial goals.
With experience in investing and real estate, Isla Mckay smoothly shifted into the tax field. Committed to establishing lasting connections, Isla prioritizes optimizing clients' tax returns and fostering generational wealth. She adeptly blends her passion for art, design, and small business support into her work. Her varied background and dedication to client prosperity define her as a dynamic professional, skillfully navigating the intricacies of taxation and infusing a creative touch into financial strategies. Focusing on educating and supporting clients to further prosper and achieve their financial goals is Isla’s main career focus.
Brittany Okossi is a Lead Preparer at Badu Tax Services with a Bachelor’s in Accountancy and Master’s degree in Accountancy with a specialization in taxation. She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA). She has over 7 years of tax experience and has held multiple tax positions throughout her career from preparer, to senior, to senior reviewer; she has experience working on partnership, LLC, C Corporation, trust, individual and S Corporation returns. Her areas of focus are strategizing for individual and business clients to minimize tax liabilities and select the best entity structures for clients. She also has over 5 years in tax resolution experience where she helps clients settle tax debts with the IRS or state department of revenues. She is passionate about helping taxpayer’s take advantage of all applicable tax savings available through the tax code. Her purpose in life is to empower people to reach their full potential by turning their passions and talents into cashflow which then allows them to add their unique value to society and bring solutions to current problems.
Sarthi is a Licensed CPA having more than four years of work experience in U.S. accounting, taxation and four years of experience in Indian taxation and accounting. Sarthi has worked on various types of US federal tax returns such as 1065, 1120S, 1040, 1120, state tax returns and international compliance forms like 5471, 5472, 8858. Sarthi is a quick learner, always ready to learn new things and conduct training sessions for team members.
His purpose in life is to get in-depth knowledge and expertise through which he can serve the clients with utmost quality, satisfaction and value addition. He is passionate to help aspiring professionals and fellow team members with his knowledge and skills.
Meet Raj Shah, a seasoned professional with a stellar five-year track record in the dynamic field of US tax. As a semi-qualified Public Accountant from India, Raj brings a unique blend of international perspective and technical prowess to the financial realm.
Having left his mark on multiple Big 4 firms, Raj is known for effortlessly adapting to new technologies, and ensuring the delivery of top-notch services. His innate ability to navigate the evolving landscape of financial technologies distinguishes him as a forward-thinking professional.
Raj's core competency lies in his passion for aiding individuals and small business owners in Tax Preparation and Tax Planning. With a deep understanding of the nuances of US tax regulations, he has become a trusted advisor for those seeking expert guidance in maximizing their financial efficiency.
Beyond his technical acumen, Raj Shah is driven by a genuine commitment to helping clients achieve their financial goals. His love for leveraging cutting-edge technologies aligns seamlessly with his dedication to delivering quality services in the realm of Tax Preparation and Planning.
In every endeavors, Raj Shah exemplifies a perfect blend of expertise, adaptability, and a client-centric approach, making him an invaluable resource for individuals and small business owners navigating the intricacies of US tax.
Kim is a rockstar virtual assistant, social media & project manager based in the Philippines. Her experience in the online industry spans nine years, and she has a Bachelor's degree in Tourism as well. Kim has been a loyal Executive Assistant with Badu Tax Services Services for over four years, and she is really enjoying and loving her job to be a part of such a prestigious company.
One of her life's purposes is to help others recognize their own strength and power. She wants to make each person she meets feel better about themselves by boosting their self-confidence and self-efficacy.
I’m an independent contractor born and based in Nakuru City, Kenya. A graduate of Achievers School of Professionals and a member of Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya. I have been an accountant for the last Fifteen years working in the private sector helping people in Tax filing, Book Keeping and Accountancy, Financial Management, Business Management among other services.
My purpose in life is to encourage people in need to stay very humble so that they can become the best person they can be.
Michael Lucasia, a committed Project Assistant at Badu Tax Services, has significant expertise from his influential positions at Sutherland and Concentrix. He is a seasoned customer service specialist who demonstrates exceptional skill in the areas of sales and marketing. Michael's abilities go beyond traditional customer interactions; he is adept at handling social media on behalf of clients and creating captivating campaigns.
In addition, his proficiency with executive administrative duties highlights his flexibility and diverse skill set. But Michael's real strength is creative business ventures. He is a visionary who is revolutionizing the tax services sector by redefining the fundamentals of financial landscapes through creative thinking and ground-breaking tactics. A new age in the field is being ushered in by his transforming abilities.
Joshua (Josh) Emmanuel Albao is a Project Assistant for Badu Tax Services, based in Naga City, Philippines. He’s handled accounts with PETCO USA and Bell Canada as a Customer Support Associate. He enjoys doing what he does for he finds satisfaction in assisting individuals who are struggling with information unfamiliar to them. Also, he is a BS Psychology degree holder who has experience in Human Resource recruitment. According to him, his purpose in life is to be the best version of himself each day, make positive connections and contributions to the people around him, and to enjoy what life has to offer while building meaningful relationships. Onto better things!
John is a highly experienced marketing and project management professional with a Bachelor's degree in Marine Engineering. Having worked at Badu Tax Services for over two years, he has provided exceptional marketing services and enjoys his job role immensely.
His purpose is to leverage my personal strengths such as creativity, strategic thinking and ability to see the essence of things in order to create value for others. Additionally, he aims to use these skills towards connecting with truth thereby helping people in any way possible.
Chidimma, a seasoned professional with a master's degree in Quantitative Economics and Econometrics from Western Illinois University Macomb, is delighted to embark on her first year in the tax domain with Badu Tax Services LLC. As an Assistant Project Manager, Chidimma combines academic expertise with a commitment to excellence in navigating the complexities of tax management. Her analytical acumen and dedication make her a valuable asset to our team as we strive for unparalleled service delivery.