Our Locations
8334 S. Stony Island, Ave
Chicago, IL 60617
Phone: (773) 731-1300
Fax: (773) 731-1301


343 N Schmidt Road
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Phone Number: (630) 679-9424
Fax Number: (630) 679-9432








Kimi Ellen

Kimi Ellen, CPA- Partner


Kimi is a co-founding partner of Benford Brown & Associates, LLC.  Kimi has devoted a substantial portion of her career to providing audit, accounting, consulting, and tax services to companies within many different industries, including the not-for-profit, government, and telecommunications industries.  As a result, Kimi has acquired several advanced skills such as not-for-profit audit and accounting, QuickBooks implementation and consulting, internal audit, risk assessment and management, and individual and corporation taxation.

Kimi is a licensed CPA in the State of Illinois. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Illinois CPA Society, National Association of Black Accountants, National Association of Female Executives, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and Jack and Jill of America.  Kimi currently serves on the Small Practice subcommittee of the Illinois CPA Society, as the President of the 87th Street Stony Island Chamber of Commerce, the board of directors of Game Time, Inc., the board of directors of Imani Pearls Community Development Foundation, and as the Treasurer for Bingham Human Services, Inc.

Kimi has worked as an auditor at Deloitte & Touche LLP and as a part of the internal audit departments of Ameritech Corporation; City Colleges of Chicago; and Ace Hardware Corporation.

Kimi earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.