In 1946, Paul Cumming had a dream. He wanted to bring reliable, affordable accounting services to all of Central Illinois. To this day, that dream is still a reality.
Paul started AA Accounting right out of his home on Parish Avenue. Originally, he offered accounting, tax preparation and payroll services. Almost 40 years later, Paul passed the reigns down to his son Gary Cumming. Gary moved the business to its current Peoria Heights location in 1988. Gary saw the world was changing, so in the mid-90’s he added financial planning to the service suite. In 2010, Gary retired. His son Bart Cumming bought him out and has ran the business ever since.
AA Accounting has always been a roll-up-your-sleeves business like you. We have worked hard to establish strong relationships with our clients and the community. We would love to work with you to watch your business grow.
At the age of fifteen, Bart Cumming started working for the family business preparing 1040EZ tax forms. He later went to Eastern Illinois University to major in Computer Information Systems. Bart spent the next two decades experiencing a wide scope of management, financial, and marketing positions in large and small businesses. These companies included Famous Barr, Kohl’s and HSBC. Eventually, Bart took over the family business in 2010. Working in retail management gave him a unique insight on the financial side of business. Bart uses his experience to understand his clients and help them map out their finances. He is currently expanding the business to offer more financial planning solutions.
Jeff Lovell graduated from NIU with a Master’s Degree in Accounting. This guy lives and breathes accounting. He recently acquired his license to be an official enrolled agent.