Partners and Associates

Partners and Associates

A hybrid team of accountants, advisors, and consultants whose collective experience and diverse backgrounds ignite ideas, reconfigure approaches, and recommend strategies and innovative solutions for our clients.


403 East Third St.
Sterling, IL 61081

Tel: 815.626.1277


Audit and Accounting

Areas of Focus

ACH Services
  • Consulting
  • Training
  • Audit
Tax services
  • Return preparation for financial institutions, corporations, partnerships, and individuals
  • Tax planning
  • Tax research
  • S-corporation conversion assistance
  • S-corporation shareholder management assistance
Fixed asset accounting services
  • Depreciation preparation
  • Cost segregation assistance


Financial Institutions
Financial Services


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Bachelor of science degree in accounting
  • Master of science degree in accounting

Nicole Meinhardt, CPA, AAP

Senior Manager

Nicole Meinhardt focuses much of her time within the firm’s financial institutions practice, providing ACH and tax services.  Since joining the firm in 2004, she has performed hundreds of ACH exam, consulting, and training engagements for financial institutions in six states.  In addition to financial institution tax services, Nicole provides tax planning and preparation services for corporations, partnerships, and individuals.  She has been a speaker and presenter for firm and financial institution association events and frequently contributes articles for Wipfli’s financial institutions newsletter. Nicole’s clients appreciate her extensive knowledge and experience.

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Accredited ACH Professional
Professional Memberships and Activities
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) - Member
  • Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS) - Member
  • Wipfli Warriors Relay for Life - Team captain
  • Centennial Community Players, a local nonprofit theater organization - Board member