Edilberto “Ed” Ortiz
Managing Partner, EC Ortiz
Former AICPA Scholarship Chair of
Edilberto C. Ortiz, CPA, or Ed Ortiz, is the Managing Partner of E. C. Ortiz & Co., LLP. Ortiz has been in the practice of public accounting since the 1960’s and oversees the management of the firm in its daily operations.
Ortiz has over 30 years of auditing and accounting experience. He was formerly employed by Ernst and Whinney and Arthur Andersen before he founded E. C. Ortiz and Co., CPAs as an Independent Practitioner in 1974. In 2003, the firm was restructured to become a limited liability partnership.
Ortiz is considered the firm’s main authority in tax matters relating to individuals, tax exempt organizations, and corporations. Having significant accounting and tax experience, he also assists clients with a wide variety of tax issues. He also worked on several clients in various industries like casinos, lottery, not-for-profit entities, commercial enterprises, universities, and other State agencies.
Ortiz received his Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from the Far Eastern University, Philippines. He also attended the Executive Education Program at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Ortiz is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois.
Ortiz professional affiliations include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (Chairman of the Scholarship Task Force in 2000), Illinois CPA Society (Board of Director from 1998-2000), National Council of Philippine American Canadian Accountants (President from 1988-1990), Philippine CPAs of Greater Chicago (President from 1973-1975), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Institute of Internal Auditor, Government Finance Officers Association, National Association of State Board of Accountancy, and Department of Professional Regulations.
About E. C. Ortiz & Co., LLP
E.C. Ortiz & Co., LLP was established in Chicago as a sole proprietorship in 1974. The firm was restructured to become a limited liability partnership in 2003.
The firm is licensed to do business as a CPA firm in the State of Illinois and has extensive experience of over thirty-five (35) years in accounting, auditing and management consulting, and tax services and over twenty (20) years in federal, State, and local government audit services including financial audit and compliance examination in accordance with the Office of the Auditor General’s State Audit Guide, the Single Audit Act, and OMB Circular A-133. The firm has been a major team member in the completion of several State agencies’ financial audit and compliance examinations since 1989. The firm is a member of the AICPA’s Governmental Audit Quality Center.
E.C. Ortiz & Co., LLP services government entities as well as closely-held businesses and their shareholders. For over thirty-five (35) years, the firm has continuously provided top quality and personalized services across a wide range of industries and markets. The professional staff have varying degrees of experiences in the fields of federal and State compliance audits, health care claims compliance audit, financial audit, and accounting. Their commitment is to provide the highest quality services while retaining a highly responsive and close relationship with the clients. The firm and its professional staff are anchored on the following shared core values that underlie the organization’s thought process and actions: integrity, teamwork, mutual respect, and innovation.
E.C. Ortiz & Co. LLP is certified by the Illinois Department of Central Management Services as a qualified small business. The firm is also listed as a certified Minority Business Enterprise of the State of Illinois – Department of Central Management Services, the Chicago Minority Business Development Council, Inc., and the City of Chicago and Cook County and was pre-qualified by the Illinois Office of the Auditor General since March 31, 1990.