Julie Galbato is a Manager at DHJJ’s St. Charles office. With 12 years at the firm and 30 years in public accounting, Julie has a deep understanding of the many facets of tax, accounting and business strategy that can help her clients succeed.

As a generalist whose well-rounded professional background touches nearly every aspect of accounting, Julie serves clients in a wide variety of industries including healthcare, real estate, construction, manufacturing, distribution and professional services. She provides general accounting, business and personal tax services and works closely with the many specialized teams at the firm to provide comprehensive support for her clients.

In addition, Julie acts as a controller for businesses who need assistance with financial oversight but may not be quite large enough to require a full time in-house CFO or controller. She also provides budget guidance so her business clients can plan for the future, chart how they will get there and have a solid financial management tool that ensures accountability.

A native of Buffalo, New York, Julie earned her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Canisius College. She is a member of the AICPA and the Illinois CPA Society.

Julie and her husband have been married for 25 years. They have four children who are almost out of the nest. She enjoys travel, gardening, reading and sports. Julie spends a good deal of time supporting her youngest daughter’s high school sports teams and is a volunteer at many school functions, as well as at her church.

Fun Facts:

  • Julie travels a lot –it’s one of the perks of being married to a pilot.
  • When her husband served in the military, Julie learned about a whole new set of management skills. She had to move her family 10 times in 12 years!
  • Julie grew up in a family of ten and learned from an early age about getting along with people. She recognizes that cooperation and respect are key to any relationship.