• Licensed as Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • 7+ years of professional work in accounting and finance
  • Founded own freelance writing and editing company


After attending the University of Illinois and graduating with a master's degree in accounting, Troy Chuinard became licensed as a certified public accountant (CPA). Troy went on to work at KPMG as a federal tax associate, then as a general ledger accountant at Hyatt Hotels Corporation. These positions focused on financial statement preparation, tax compliance processes, and strategic analysis. Currently, Troy works for 1st Chicago Accounting, Inc. as a staff accountant, where he provides bookkeeping and accounting services to a variety of businesses, develops tax planning strategies to assist clients in understanding their financial positions, and performs budgeting and financial projections. 

Troy’s education and experience as an accountant have taught him fundamental financial concepts and their implications in today's market. So, concurrent with his work at 1st Chicago Accounting, Troy also performs freelance writing and editing services for digital financial-services content platforms on a plethora of topics including investment trends, company and industry insights, high-net-worth investors, technical analysis, and the like. In 2014, Troy founded his own company, called Resume Builder Pro, at which he prepares resumes and does other kinds of freelance writing for individuals.


Troy received both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting sciences from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.