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Joanna Brzostowski

TEL: 312.726.8353FAX: 312.726.2657


  • Certified Public Accountant


B.S., Accountancy, DePaul University

Joanna Brzostowski is a Manager with Shepard Schwartz & Harris LLP. She has significant experience in the areas of accounting and auditing for not-for-profit organizations and real estate clients, including:

  • Preparing financial audits, reviews and compilations.
  • Preparing and reviewing tax returns for partnerships, corporations, individuals and organizations exempt from income tax.
  • Reviewing for potential unrelated business income tax (UBIT).
  • Consulting on the application for tax exempt status.
  • Assisting with the application for reinstatement of tax exempt status.
  • Support for other tax filings such as payroll tax, sales and property tax exemptions, etc.
  • Assisting clients with questions regarding potential accounting and auditing issues affecting not-for-profit organizations.
  • Researching and preparing memorandums for the firm’s professionals and its clients regarding not-for-profit issues.

In her role as the Manager on several of the firm’s not-for-profit client engagements, Ms. Brzostowski is responsible for monitoring changes within the not-for-profit audit area. In addition, she prepares financial audits, reviews and compilations for the firm’s clients in construction and homebuilder industries.

Ms. Brzostowski started with Shepard Schwartz & Harris in 2000 as an audit intern, went to work for one of the large public accounting firms, and returned to Shepard Schwartz & Harris in 2004.

She and her husband live in a house with their two sons. She enjoys spending time with her family and watching Disney movies and she is a diehard Chicago Cubs fan.

Professional Activity

  • Pricewaterhouse-Coopers Minority Scholar Intern (Summer 2001 and Summer 2002)
  • Team Member of the 2nd Place Winning DePaul Team in Deloitte & Touche‚Äôs National Student Case Completion (2000)