Wipfli LLP: Expands small business accounting services practice

Kelly Runge joins the firm as a senior manager

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Green Bay, Wisconsin — Wipfli LLP (Wipfli) announced today it has expanded its Small Business Accounting Services practice with the recent addition of Kelly Runge as a senior manager. In her position, Runge will provide accounting, financial statement preparation, tax planning and compliance and general business consulting services. She is based in the firm’s Green Bay office.

“As small to mid-sized businesses continue to face ever-changing regulations and similar challenges as the larger companies with fewer resources, Wipfli has a strong Small Business Accounting Services team to help them to remain competitive and successful,” said Lonny Charles, partner in the firm’s Small Business Accounting Services group. “With her depth and range of extensive experience as a CFO in the private sector and as a consultant in the professional services industry, Kelly is a valuable addition to our team and will be an invaluable advisor to Wipfli’s small and mid-sized clients.”

Prior to serving Wipfli, Runge worked for over seven years as the CFO of a group of local construction companies. She also has 12 years for another national public accounting firm where she provided small to mid-sized businesses with a range of services, from financing and cash flow projections to operations consulting.

A certified public accountant, Runge is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She is also a member of the National Association of Tax Preparers, the Construction Financial Management Association, the Associated Builders and Contractors, and Financial Executives International Runge holds a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

Small Business Accounting Services is a sub-group within Wipfli’s Small Business Services group that specializes in providing small to mid-sized businesses and start-up companies with the assistance and expertise they need at various stages of development. From accounting services to comprehensive tax services and advisory services, Wipfli’s team of seasoned Small Business Services professionals has helped small to mid-sized businesses succeed for over 80 years.

About Wipfli LLP

With more than 1,100 associates, 22 offices in the United States, and two offices in India, Wipfli LLP (Wipfli) ranks among the top 23 accounting and business consulting firms in the nation. For over 83 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 health care organizations, construction companies, contractors and developers, real estate companies, manufacturing companies, 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.