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Hocker, Fitzjarrald & Richardson, PC is a Canton IL full-service Certified Public Accounting firm licensed in the state of Illinois. In addition, Robert R. Fitzjarrrald is a licensed investment representative. 

Robert R. Fitzjarrald, CPA  Shareholder and Registered Representative of GWN Securities
Bob joined the firm in 1984 after graduating from Western Illinois University and subsequently became a shareholder in the firm.  Bob's specializes in helping small to medium sized businesses and individuals with taxation, accounting, retirement plans and wealth management services. Bob is a CPA and a registered representative of GWN Securities.  Bob's wealth management services include company sponsored retirement plans, investments, IRAs, retirement plan rollovers, annuities and lifetime income planning. In addition, Bob has considerable accounting and auditing experience serving small and medium private companies, governmental and not-for-profit entities and he is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Illinois CPA Society and the Tax Division of the AICPA.  

Joshua S. Richardson, CPA    Shareholder
Josh merged his CPA practice with Hocker & Fitzjarrald, PC on October 1, 2014 to form  Hocker, Fitzjarrald & Richardson, PC upon the retirement of Jim Hocker.  Josh is CPA and a 1999 graduate of Olivet Nazarene University. Josh's 18 years of public accounting experience in business and individual taxation, accounting, software systems and audits are a welcome addition to the firm.

Peggy A. Roberts, CPA  
Peggy joined the firm in 2010 and brings extensive tax, accounting and audit experience to Hocker, Fitzjarrald & Richardson, PC.  Peggy has a very impressive resume that includes 15 years with a Peoria CPA firm rising to the position of shareholder, and then to managing shareholder of that firm. She is a graduate of Illinois State University and a Fulton County native. Peggy's expertise in corporate taxation, construction companies, employee benefit plans, not-for-profit entities, auditing and accounting are valuable resources for our firm and for our clients.

Paula L. Arrenholz, Accountant 
Paula became a member of the Hocker, Fitzjarrald & Richardson, PC family in 1999 bringing 20+ years of accounting, marketing, human resource and management experience to the firm. She has a diploma from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale after the completion of the two year school for banking through the Illinois Bankers Association. Also, Paula has a diploma from the Human Resources School of the Illinois Bankers Association.  In addition, Paula has also received the following certificates from the American Institute of Banking:  General Banking diploma and Bank Operations diploma.  Paula has 50+ hours of college credit in general business, accounting, and banking coursework.  Paula has a unique, yet professional working relationship with many of our clients and she is a Canton native.

Julie A. Snider, Accountant 
Julie joined Hocker, Fitzjarrald & Richardson, PC in 2008 with nearly twenty years of experience as an administrative assistant.  She assisted the entire staff and clients with various accounting and administrative functions including client payroll preparation, word processing, database & clientele spreadsheet preparation, monthly billings and more.  After excelling in her previous position, Julie was promoted in 2010 to our accounting staff exclusively.  Julie is a Canton native, although she spent 1998-2002 living and working in Europe, specifically The Netherlands.  Julie is also a graduate of Midstate College in Peoria.

Julia A. Grant, Administrative Asst. 
Julia joined Hocker, Fitzjarrald & Richardson, PC in 2013 with 13 years of experience as an administrative assistant. Her duties include our “Director of First Impressions”, bookkeeping and various other accounting and administrative functions such as payroll related client services, word processing, spreadsheet & database maintenance, tax return processing, office inventory, monthly billings and other special projects. 

James D. Hocker, CPA    Retired 09/30/14
Jim graduated cum laude from the University of Missouri in 1967 with B.S. degree in Business Administration and a major in accounting. He joined Price Waterhouse & Co. (St. Louis) in 1967 and worked on the audit and tax staffs before leaving in 1971 to join our firm. Jim has extensive experience in governmental and not-for-profit accounting and auditing, business accounting, and income tax preparation and planning for individuals, corporations, partnerships and fiduciaries. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Illinois CPA Society and the Tax Division of the AICPA. 


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Securities are offered through GWN Securities, Incmember FINRA / SIPC, Tel. (561) 472-2700, 11440 N. Jog Rd., Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418. GWN does not give tax or legal advice.  Robert R. Fitzjarrald, CPA, Registered Representative is securities licensed in IL, CA, CO, GA, IA, MD, MI, MN, NE, PA and VA.

Hocker, Fitzjarrald & Richardson, PC is a separate entity from GWN Securities, Inc.