Mary Laidman is a Manager at DHJJ who brings 27 years of accounting and auditing experience to her role assisting clients at the firm’s St. Charles office. Mary provides knowledgeable assurance services and financial reporting to a wide range of industries. In addition, as part of the Firm’s quality control team, she serves as a technical reviewer, ensuring that final statements issued to clients are correct and in compliance with professional standards..

Whether providing audits, reviews or compilations, Mary enjoys meeting and getting to know the many business owners and executives that lead the companies she serves. For every type of client engagement, Mary takes the time to make insightful recommendations to company leaders to help keep their businesses strong. Mary also performs peer reviews for other accounting firms under the Illinois CPA Society’s Peer Review Program. She also offers technical review services to other firms in the area.

Mary is a licensed CPA and holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from California State University-Northridge. She is a member of the AICPA and the Illinois CPA Society where she currently serves on the Audit and Assurance Services Committee.

In the community, Mary is on the board of the Fox Valley Special Recreation Foundation as well as the finance committee for Campfire USA Illinois Prairie. She and her husband are long-term Naperville residents, with two children and a little pug dog. In her free time, Mary enjoys movies, theater, restaurants, wine and reading newspapers.

Fun Facts:

  • While in college at Cal State, Mary worked part-time at Warner Brothers in the controller’s office. It was a highly entertaining experience.
  • As a student, she couldn’t get into a crowded film class and ended up in Accounting 101, where her teacher was a character actor with a love for accounting. It totally clicked and Mary has never looked back!
  • Her favorite super-hero is the Incredible Hulk.