The Illinois Network of Charter Schools Partner Program

Consistently ranked as a top accounting firm in Chicago, ORBA is a locally-based, full-service CPA  firm where individuals, businesses and not-for-profit organizations build meaningful relationships with experienced, resourceful and proactive business and tax advisors. ORBA’s CPAs have experience with accounting and assurance, tax planning and compliance, business advisory services, transaction issues and cloud accounting services.


Audit – Providing an audit of financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles as well as other necessary reporting requirements, including audits in accordance with Uniform Guidance and charter authority compliance examinations.

Tax – Preparing the annual federal Form 990 and its related schedules, and various state reporting requirements, ensuring compliance with federal, state and local requirements.

Consulting – Reviewing a school’s financial and operational procedures and policies and recommending best practices.


Name:  James Quaid

Position:  Director

Address:  455 N. Cityfront Plaza Drive, Suite 1500, Chicago, IL 60611

Phone number:  312-670-7444

Email address:  jquaid@orba.com

Website: www.orba.com