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2018 annual report

We Are

Sikich

2018 was a pivotal year here at sikich. We saw growth and added new services to better serve our clients. We have continued to adapt our talent strategy to help our employees and clients grow and evolve. We have invested more than ever in the communities where we work and live. As technology continues to shake up every industry, we have embraced our own straight talk and are prepared for a future where technology is at the center of all the solutions we provide. Our people are at the core of this evolution and are the driving force behind this change. I have long said – embrace change and learn to adapt. It is inevitable in business that you will need to do both well. We are doing both. 

We are Sikich!

CHRIS GEIER CEO AND MANAGING PARTNER

Sikich LLP

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People

The Sikich University Learning & Development program creates innovative educational opportunities, provides a platform for knowledge creation and sharing, promotes professional authenticity and, in the end, creates a learning culture within the firm.

WORKFORCE VIOLENCE

PREVENTION TRAININGS

At Sikich, we are committed to keeping all of our employees safe by equipping them with the knowledge and tools to not only respond to situations, but also to notice the warning signs and prevent violent incidents from occurring.

In 2018, this firm-wide workforce
violence prevention initiative
accounted for

OVER 1100
TRAINING HOURS

0 years
Serving clients as one firm

Core Values

Absolute integrity

Integrity is a critical leadership quality, as relationships are built on trust. We exercise integrity in every interaction with our clients and more broadly, inside and outside of our work environment.

TIMM BELLAZZINI CPA, CGMA
PARTNER, ACCOUNTING

Continuous innovation

Our organization is filled with individuals who have new ideas, think of better ways to serve clients and who bring innovation to everything we do, ultimately reinvigorating the status quo.

JANEL O’CONNOR
CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER

Accountability

We build relationships with our clients so we can understand their businesses, bring the right team to the table and work together to solve complex business issues.

GINNY FERGUSON
PARTNER, TECHNOLOGY

Stewardship

Companies that give back to their communities have more engaged and fulfilled employees. At Sikich, we’re proud to invest in our communities by supporting our team’s passions and sharing their successes outside of the firm.

RHONDA STUMMER
MANAGER, ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

FORCE (Focus on Raising Community Engagement) is our volunteering and charitable giving program at Sikich. Our colleagues and offices participate in various initiatives throughout the year to give back and serve their communities.

We are excited to announce that our FORCE initiative will partner with United Way in 2019.

United Way’s focus is to identify and resolve pressing community issues and to make measurable changes in communities through partnerships with schools, government agencies, businesses, voluntary and neighborhood associations, and more. Their mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good.

Together, we will work to give back and serve the communities in which we live and work. Our aim is to enrich the lives of our people and those around us.

$ 100 M

revenue

11% growth from 2017

CPA

$ 10 M +19%

TECH

$ 10 M +8%

ADVISORY

$ 10 M +26%

2018 looking back

January
January

LAUNCH OF SIKICH SERIES ON TAX REFORM

FIRM MOVES TO FLEXIBLE TIME OFF POLICY

January
September
September

HELD SECOND ANNUAL BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION CONFERENCE

CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE OF FIRM FOUNDER, JIM SIKICH

This year we lost our founder, friend and mentor, Jim Sikich.  Although he retired in 2017, his leadership and passion will forever shape the talented people of this organization.

September
November
November

ACQUIRED EXECUTIVE ALLIANCE

Executive Alliance helps businesses across industries implement and optimize payroll and human capital management technology and processes. This acquisition bolsters the full suite of solutions offered by our Human Resources Consulting Services group.

November
December
December

ACQUIRED KNUTTE & ASSOCIATES AND INTERNATIONAL TAX GROUP

Knutte & Associates, a nationally recognized specialist in Title IV audits and consulting, bolsters our expertise in the government, not-for-profit and education industries.

We’ve also expanded our specialty tax services with the addition of expatriate tax services, which include tax return and tax equalization preparation, assignment advisory and consulting, as well as management and administration of expatriate programs for companies.

FIRM HOLIDAY CLOSURE BETWEEN CHRISTMAS AND THE NEW YEAR

December
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“Integrity is a critical leadership quality, as relationships are built on trust. We exercise integrity in every interaction with our clients and more broadly, inside and outside of our work environment.”

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“Our organization is filled with individuals who have new ideas, think of better ways to serve clients and who bring innovation to everything we do, ultimately reinvigorating the status quo.”

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“We build relationships with our clients so we can understand their businesses, bring the right team to the table and work together to solve complex business issues.”

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“Companies that give back to their communities have more engaged and fulfilled employees. At Sikich, we’re proud to invest in our communities by supporting our team’s passions and sharing their successes outside of the firm.”

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