We work with you on a personal level to determine the best solutions for your unique needs, then leverage our seasoned expertise to achieve the best possible results.


We are your trusted partner in success. Our firm is large enough to offer a full range of professional services at a fair price, but small enough to give you the individual attention that you deserve.


Rest assured that when a need arises, our firm is ready and capable to handle everything for you so you can focus on what matters most to you.

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Charlie has more than 40 years experience in finance, tax, and accounting. For more than 25 years he was employed as the Chief Financial Officer of a Midwest Bank Holding Company and was instrumental working with the SEC in taking the Company Public. Approximately 10 years ago he established Grako Financial Services, LLC with emphasis on the company’s continuing mission to serve with the highest level of expertise and professionalism to help the client succeed in all financial endeavors.


Charlie was born and raised in Streator, and has remained there for virtually his entire life. He is married and has two daughters.


Credentials – Registered Certified Public Accountant, Enrolled Agent


Education – B.A. in Accounting, St. Ambrose University


Memberships – National Association of Enrolled Agents, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, National Association of Tax Professionals



Phone: 815-672-5250