Hi, I’m Helena Swyter, the brains behind SweeterCPA, LLC. I’m a Certified Public Accountant (“CPA”) based in Chicago serving clients across the United States (and some Americans abroad!).


I have my Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. I also picked up a Minor in French (and a year in Paris, oh la la!) along the way. I liked Central Illinois so much that I stayed on to get my Master’s in Taxation. I sat for and passed the CPA exam right after graduation in 2005.


Three months after leaving Champaign-Urbana, I started working at one of the Big Four accounting firms. While there, I worked as a consultant on various tax credits and deductions. I also had the opportunity to spend a few years on an internal role where I focused mostly on creating and distributing educational products to help my colleagues stay on top of current tax legislation.

In 2012, I left public accounting to start SweeterCPA.

Now, I cater to the needs of creatives; people making careers out of their passions
(just like I am).

Check out the interviews I’ve done to learn more about me and contact me with any questions!