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June 15, 2023

Celebrating 25 Years Together

As Wilke CPAs & Advisors celebrates its 25th anniversary, we reflect on our journey together. (Read Part I of our anniversary series here.)

Empowerment, Collaboration, & Commitment

Celebrating Wilke’s incredible 25th anniversary is the perfect time to reflect on the key factors contributing to our firm’s longevity, success, and enduring client relationships. From the beginning, we have embraced a culture of empowerment, encouraging our team members to create their career paths. This blog post delves into our journey, the meaningful connections we’ve built with clients, and how we’ve fostered a thriving referral-based practice.

“The success of my clients defines my success as a professional. It speaks volumes when clients become referral sources; it’s the highest compliment and sign of confidence in our work together.” –Nichole Feller, MS, Partner, Accounting & Business Advisory

Fostering a Culture of Professional Growth

Right from the start, we’ve recognized and valued the unique qualities of our team members. By empowering them to think outside the box, propose creative solutions, and explore new avenues for growth, we have fostered an environment where talent thrives. Our team of passionate professionals is dedicated to delivering exceptional service, which has formed authentic connections with our clients and established long-lasting relationships.

“The professionals at Wilke understand that one size does not fit all. I believe that this is the key to our success and longevity.” –Amy Brennan, CPA, Tax Manager

Fueling Success through Teamwork

Collaboration has been a driving force throughout our journey. Our team members work together, leveraging each other’s strengths and striving towards common goals. This collaborative spirit not only enhances the quality of our work but also creates a supportive and inclusive environment where everyone feels valued and respected. By aligning our team members’ aspirations with our Firm’s objectives, we have created a unified vision for exceptional client service, leading to client referrals and a strong industry reputation.

“Observing the success of our clients who rely on us as trusted advisors has been rewarding. When our clients are successful, our staff is successful, and our Firm is successful.” –Carrie Herron, CEO

Innovation as the Key to Longevity

In a rapidly evolving business landscape, adaptability is crucial for long-term success. We invest in the growth and expertise of our team members, staying at the forefront of industry trends and emerging best practices. This dedication to continuous improvement allows us to deliver innovative solutions that meet our clients’ evolving needs, reinforcing their trust and confidence in our Firm. Our commitment to partnering with clients has contributed significantly to our sustained success and reputation as a trusted advisor.

“It’s rewarding to know that our Firm’s guidance has played a role in our clients’ success and growth.” –Tony Snyder, Tax Manager

Navigating Change

We recognize that our clients’ needs evolve, and we are committed to providing flexible and personalized services. Empowering our team members to create their career paths enables us to match their expertise and interests with our clients’ specific requirements. This customized approach ensures our clients receive tailored solutions that address their unique challenges and goals. We strive to exceed client expectations, and our ability to adapt has been central to our long-term client relationships and client-based referrals.

“I’ve seen the firm grow from a five-person staff and adapt to changing technology. With the last move [in business location] came an investment in paperless record keeping and secure client data rooms. When the pandemic hit, we didn’t skip a beat servicing our clients since we already had the set-up to work-from-home for years.” –Noreen Haggerty, Tax Manager

Mentorship, Guidance, & Relationships

Mentorship plays a crucial role in shaping our Firm’s growth and fostering enduring client connections. We promote a culture of mentorship and nurture the next generation of professionals. Through our mentorship programs, we pass on invaluable knowledge, instilling a profound responsibility for developing lasting client relationships in our team members. This commitment to mentorship has been pivotal in driving our Firm’s success and establishing a robust referral network.

“Through [mentorship], I was shaped to become a better person and stronger accountant and auditor. I learned the importance of client relationships, their businesses, and my own personal opportunities within the firm.” –Candace Thornhill, CPA, Audit Manager

Celebrating 25 Years Together

As we celebrate Wilke’s 25th anniversary, we take great pride in the culture of empowerment that has been instrumental in our Firm’s longevity, client relationships, and referral-based practice. By creating a culture rooted in trust, respect, and integrity, we have built a Firm that delivers exceptional service and cultivates enduring client connections. We sincerely thank our dedicated team members, clients, and partners who have contributed to our remarkable journey. Here’s to the next 25 years of achieving new milestones together!

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