Headshot of Deanna Chang.

I love new adventures. I’ve gone to China to train with its National Wushu Team, helped crew a catamaran that went island-hopping around the Caribbean, got my motorcycle license, completed international solo-backpacking trips, and recently performed a comedic piece to a packed theatre.
Deanna Chang
Principal, CPA


I specialize in assurance engagements with a focus on venture capital, private equity, and other alternative investment funds as well as those in the restaurant business. For all my clients, I develop a thorough understanding of their operations, key accounting processes, and technical issues. This allows me to consult with my clients on matters related to internal control and accounting best practices.

Internally, I’m very interested in the growth and inclusion of all of our staff members. I’m an instructor for the firm’s continuing professional education program; an active, contributing member of the firm’s Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Council; and one of the founders of our Asian American and Pacific Islander staff resource group.

I’m a member of the AICPA, the Illinois CPA Society, the Illinois Restaurant Association (where I currently serve on the finance and executive committees), the Illinois Venture Capital Association, and the ACG. I received my B.S. in accountancy from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Around the office, colleagues know me as a passionate foodie with unparalleled restaurant recommendations and as an avid explorer armed with stories from another sensational adventure.