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Our Firm
Our Firm

Our Firm

A Short Bio of our company and President Ralph P Alberto:

 The origin of the business occurred just after WW II and was founded by Marvin M. Berman as  Marvin Berman & Company.

 The majority of our clients, both individual and business, are located in Chicago.  Additionally we service clients in California, Florida and South Carolina and internationally.

 Ralph P Alberto - President of RCPA Financial

  • A graduate of DePaul University – BA: Business Administration
    • Served as President of Chicago Streeterville Chamber of Commerce – Chamber of Commerce consisting of the Michigan Ave Retail Corridor (the Magic Mile),    River East, and Streeterville neighborhoods (2-years)
    • Served as President of Chicago Area Interpreter Referral Service – a professional interpreting service  for the deaf in the Chicago area (4-years)
    • Served as President of 1212 N  Lake Shore Drive Condo Association – a condo building in the Gold Coast area of Chicago, with a $2M annual budget (5-years)

Ralph P Alberto began his tenure with Mr. Berman in 1981.  Six years later in 1987, the company became known as Berman-Alberto & Associates, with offices in Northbrook, IL.   The firm remained in Northbrook until Mr. Berman's retirement in 1998.

Since 1998 we are known as RCPA Financial with Mr Alberto serving as President. Our offices are located in Chicago, Illinois, and Palm Springs, California.  The firm specializes in individual and small business tax preparation, as well as future budgeting assistance, including monthly bookkeeping support and financial statement preparation.

RCPA Staff

  • Ralph P. Alberto, CPA – President
  • Joanne Botten – CPA
  • Don Chase - Administration
  • Gary Hawthorne - Administration/Office Manager