Maria Prado

Maria Prado CPA
Partner, Co-founder & President

Ms. Prado offers clients more than 25 years of audit and accounting experience with specialized expertise within our practice areas.

Hilda Renteria

Hilda Renteria CPA
Partner, Co-founder

With more than 25 years of audit and accounting experience, Ms. Renteria provides clients with specialized expertise within our practice areas.

Our Vision

Being a catalyst for organizations and individuals to fulfill their purpose.

Our Mission

Prado & Renteria exists to create value and engagement opportunities for organizations and individuals to fulfill their purpose.

Corporate Values

Integrity & Trust-Based Relationships

Bringing Simplicity to Complexity

Now more than ever, the accounting function is increasingly under the spotlight.  Accountants, auditors and chief financial officers are operating in an environment where the pressure for financial accountability is greater than ever, and where the threshold for error has never been lower; add to this an economically challenged environment and the additional pressure for transparency and you have the ingredients for a highly stressed, highly complex accounting function that demands a partner that can bring simplicity to complexity during these turbulent times.

Prado & Renteria is such a partner. Whether you need a partner that can bring insights to the various elements impacting employee benefit plans; or if you need a clearly defined and simplified process for accurate information gathering and documentation, leading to accurate reporting and accountability; or if you need an independent firm that can develop a strong financial foundation to allow you to stay mission driven; or if you desire to build a strong financial foundation to protect your company’s assets; the Prado & Renteria team can assist you.

Our teams consist of specialists that are organized in highly specialized practice areas which allow them to bring their specific knowledge to match the clients’ needs. Through this structure, we can fulfill our promise of bringing simplicity to complexity, as our individual practice areas combine discipline, knowledge, and a level of discernment that can only be achieved by having professionals who are experts in their fields.

We invite you to learn more about our distinct practice areas.

Maria Prado & Hilda Renteria

Community Service

Prado & Renteria is a strong believer in volunteerism and community service. The partners serve and contribute to the following boards and organizations:

  • Chicago United
  • International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago
  • Center for Economic Progress
  • St. Anthony Hospital
  • National Museum of Mexican Art


Prado & Renteria is a minority woman-owned certified firm.  The firm has the following certifications:

  • MBE/WBE from the City of Chicago
  • Female Business Enterprise from the state of Illinois
  • Minority owned and controlled business from the Chicago Minority Business Development Council.

Professional Associations

The partners of Prado & Renteria are members of:

  • The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • The Illinois CPA Society
  • The AICPA Employee Benefit Plans Audit Quality Center