Wipfli LLP: Formalizes public company (SEC) services practice

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin (September 12, 2011) — Wipfli LLP, a leading CPA and consulting firm headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has formalized its Public Company (SEC) Services Practice, sharpening the group’s focus and deepening its concentration. With an experienced and talented team of key Wipfli professionals, the firm can better serve emerging-growth and mid-sized publicly held companies as well as entrepreneurial, private companies contemplating going public.

Wipfli has a long history of assisting publicly held companies with a variety of services. Ron Hafner, Wipfli partner and leader of the firm’s Public Company (SEC) Services Practice explains, “With a focused Public Company (SEC) Services Practice, we can broaden the services we offer. And because we’re a mid-sized firm, we can leverage our depth of experience and expertise at a very competitive price.”

Ron Hafner brings to the group more than 20 years of experience serving public company clients. Together, Hafner and his team bring significant experience and expertise from having served public companies at Big Four and other international accounting firms.

Wipfli’s Public Company (SEC) Services Practice is prepared with all the resources for a complete compliment of services necessary to help emerging-growth and mid-sized companies. Beyond traditional tax and accounting services, Wipfli also offers a wealth of expertise in a broad range of industry-specific consulting services, from strategic alignment, process improvement, and organizational development to technology integration and software development, human resources, and risk management. Wipfli uses a multidisciplinary approach that integrates financial, process, people, technology, and customer considerations.

“The range of services we offer our clients is unmatched by CPA firms our size,” adds Hafner. “Along with providing the personal attention and high-quality service companies deserve, we are well positioned to serve all their needs.”

About Wipfli LLP

With approximately 1,000 associates and 22 offices in the United States and India, Wipfli LLP (Wipfli) ranks among the top 30 accounting and business consulting firms in the nation. For over 81 years, Wipfli has provided private and publicly held companies with industry-focused assurance, accounting, tax and consulting services to help clients overcome their business challenges today and plan for tomorrow. The firm’s clients include manufacturers, construction companies, contractors and developers, real estate companies, health care organizations, financial institutions, insurance companies, nonprofit organizations, units of government, dealerships and individuals. Through the firm’s membership in PKF North America, Wipfli can draw upon the resources of 264 firms in 120 countries around the world. For more information, visit http://www.wipfli.com.