Wipfli LLpP: Adds expertise to firm’s State and Local Tax Group

Wipfli News
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin (November 28, 2011) — Wipfli announced today that it is expanding its State and Local Tax Group with the addition of Sean Smith as a senior consultant. In his position, Smith will be responsible for providing analysis and consulting on a variety of state and local tax issues. He will specialize in sales and use taxes.

Smith joins the firm after 14 ½ years with the Wisconsin Department of Revenue. While at the Revenue Department, Smith served as a field auditor and district field audit supervisor and managed hundreds of audits.

“We are excited that Sean Smith has joined our seasoned team of professionals,” said partner Craig Cookle. “Four members of our team have also been auditors/supervisors for the Wisconsin Department of Revenue for a combined total of 63 years, which provides a depth of experience not found in most firms. The deeper expertise found on our team will bring added value to our clients.”

Wipfli’s State and Local Tax Group has 120 years of combined experience among its eight members and extensive knowledge of Wisconsin and multi-state income and sales and use tax.

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 manufacturing and distribution industry is Wipfli’s largest practice area, serving manufacturing companies of all sizes across the Midwest. Today, the firm serves over 1,800 manufacturers and distributors, helping them achieve excellence by truly understanding their business needs. Wipfli’s team of CPAs and consultants provides solid strategic thinking from all different perspectives: financial success, tax optimization, operational excellence, and engaged work force. In addition, 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 www.wipfli.com.

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