Who We Are

About Us

Saunders, Portugal & Assoc., Inc. has been providing innovative accounting and tax solutions to individuals and small business owners since 2003. Our down-to-earth style and practical experience come from a long-time culture of helping people and feeling passionate about what we do! ‘Above and beyond’ dedication to client service is our highest priority. Clients tell us they appreciate our accessibility and outstanding service. We believe it’s essential that you receive our close personal attention with prompt answers and new ideas. You can always expect to receive the highest quality service while we help you improve your business or personal financials.

While we are a Barrington Illinois firm that serves Chicago-area individuals and businesses, in today’s environment we are able to service individual and business accounting and tax clients anywhere in the US. We are just a phone call or e-mail away. Many of our business clients are based or operate outside of Illinois.

Alexis C. Portugal, CPA

Alexis received her Bachelor of Science in Finance from Eastern Illinois University and her Masters of Science in Accounting from De Paul University. She began her public accounting career in 1991 with Coopers & Lybrand after which she joined Parente, Randolph PLC. She spent 8 years in corporate accounting before starting Saunders, Portugal & Assoc., Inc in 2003.

Alexis believes in social responsibility and offers her passion, time and expertise to a number of civic and charitable organizations. She is a past president of the Rotary Club of Barrington and a current board member of the Barrington Area United Way.

Additionally, Alexis is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, The Illinois Certified Public Accountants Society and the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce.

When not at work Alexis enjoys spending time with her son Jacob and her dog Bandit. She enjoys volunteering and she is a huge sports fan, rooting for the Bears, Blackhawks and the Bulls.