Jessica Velazquez is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in Illinois & Nevada and
Managing Partner of Indiva Advisors LLP, a full-service accounting firm for cannabis and
Jessica assists business owners navigate through unique accounting, tax, and financial
industry challenges. She guides c-suite executives achieve their goals by providing guidance
on tax and general business matters. She brings with her a wide array of experience,
working with closely held businesses as well as publicly traded multinationals, across a
variety of industries such as gaming, retail, and manufacturing.
Jessica hails from traditional business, having worked for public accounting firms
PricewaterhouseCoopers and Ernst & Young, as well as Zappos.com. In 2013, Jessica
started her own practice with an emphasis on income tax planning and strategic business
consulting for closely held companies. After identifying a gap for qualified professionals in
the cannabis industry, she sought advice from state and federal oversight boards and
realized that her past experiences gave her the ability to understand the needs of both large
and small, and decided to take the leap.
Jessica is Indiva Advisors’ main authority in 280E and general tax matters for individuals,
partnerships, and corporations. She is responsible for representing clients in federal audit
and collection cases and has a wealth of experience with state and local tax matters. She
enjoys problem-solving and working with clients to achieve their tax and business goals.
Jessica holds a Master of Science in Taxation degree from DePaul University and a
Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Southern Illinois University. She is actively involved
in several professional organizations such as the American Institute of Certified Public
Accountants and the National Association of Tax Professionals.
In her free time, Jessica loves to read, travel, and spend time with her family. She is also a
Jeopardy and NPR junkie.
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