About Us — FSR Certified Public Accountants

We’re a family-owned company that wants the best for you and your family.

Scott Bretl, the Founder of FSR CPAs, moved his firm to Elmhurst, IL in 1987. He hasn’t looked back since. Over time, the firm has grown into a family-owned company, which largely shapes the work we do and the way we interact with clients.

Our families are important to us, and we know your family is important to you. A major part of that is making sure you pave the way for a secure financial future. We help clients in all walks of life — including individuals, professionals and business owners — by providing recommendations for innovative ways to enhance financial independence. That’s why we call ourselves Financial Self Reliance — every one of our clients has this shared vision in common.

Since 1991, we’ve offered financial planning in addition to our CPA services. Our goal is to be your complete, trusted financial resource as you grow toward a secure, prosperous future.

A Message From Founder Scott Bretl

Scott and Kris

Welcome to the FSR site! I take pride in our firm and am humbled by the fact that the majority of our client base exists largely because of referrals.

Though I’ve worked with all sorts of different people and situations over the past 30 years, I’ve learned we all have one dream in common: the desire to build financial self reliance. It’s true for me personally, and I believe it to be true for my clients and friends, too. I love the fact that I’m able to wake up every morning and help others achieve this dream.

I feel incredibly fortunate to be a part of the Elmhurst community and to have married my highschool sweetheart, Kris. We’ve enjoyed over 30 years together. My family — including Kris, my three adult children  — is the reason I do what I do and share what I know.

To our loyal clients, a hearty thank you for your continued business. If you are new to our firm, welcome, and let’s get down to business!

– Scott Bretl