Joe has over 40 years of experience in the accounting profession that covers a broad range of experience in public accounting, industry, and academia. Prior to joining Warady & Davis, he developed and managed his own practice, Joseph G. Ferrari CPA, LLC, where he provided a wide range of accounting and tax services to businesses and individuals for 29 years. For over 10 years he has reached out to high school and college students to attract the next generation of CPAs from career day presentations at his former high school through his position as an adjunct professor. Joe has been an adjunct professor at the DePaul University School of Accountancy and MIS since 2010. He teaches the Forensic Accounting and Valuation course in the Master of Science in Audit and Advisory Services program as well as undergraduate accounting courses.
Joe began his career at the accounting firm Topel Forman, LLC. He then went into industry where he gained experience working in and managing various corporate accounting functions including internal audit, internal management reporting, and SEC reporting. This diverse set of accounting experiences led to him managing various accounting functions as an Assistant Controller. He eventually used that set of corporate experiences to start his accounting practice.
- Master of Science in Taxation, DePaul University
- Master of Business Administration in Finance, DePaul University
- Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, DePaul University
- Licensed CPA in the State of Illinois
- Illinois CPA Society
- National Society of Accountants