Karen Hassett, CPA

Karen Hassett, CPA


Since 1997, Karen has been an integral member of the SKDO team. She joined the firm straight out of college and served as staff, manager, then director before stepping into her current role, shareholder and partner. Leading the firm’s Tax Department, Karen performs tax work for both individuals and small businesses. She has cultivated the ability to put complex tax laws and concepts into terms that her clients can understand, allowing them to make decisions that best meet their needs.

A dedicated professional, Karen is always ready to lend a helping hand. She chose to pursue a career in accounting early on—when she was in the eighth grade! Karen believes that her success in the field stems from the solid education she received in college and the support of the SKDO partners.

Raised on a farm in Bonfield, Karen currently lives in Limestone with her husband, Kevin, their daughter, Alison, and their golden retriever, Toby. Outside of the office, she enjoys watching her daughter play softball, reading, baking, and swimming.


  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – Illinois


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS)


  • Illinois State University
    • Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Management, & Qualitative Methods