Partners, principals and associates

J. Scott Murphy Sterling

403 East Third St.
Sterling, IL 61081




J. Scott Murphy , CPA


Scott Murphy is a partner in Wipfli LLP’s Dixon, Illinois, office.  He is a problem solver who enjoys creating and maintaining lasting relationships with his clients.  Scott spends much of his time assisting family-owned businesses with tax planning, accounting, and business consulting.  He also does individual income tax planning and preparation.  In addition, Scott is the leader of the firm’s manufacturing and distribution practice in northern Illinois.

  • Certified Public Accountant
Professional Memberships and Activities
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) - Member
  • Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS) - Member
  • Franklin Grove Fire Protection District - Trustee
  • St. Patrick Church - Member of Finance Council
  • AFC Junior Tackle Football - Treasurer
  • AFC Athletic Boosters - Past president
  • United Way of Lee County - Past board member


CPA Tax Services

Areas of Focus

  • Tax planning, consulting and compliance for corporations, individuals and pass through entities
  • Attest services for commercial businesses primarily in manufacturing, distribution, construction and building materials supply
  • 30 plus years consulting with family owned businesses


Millikin University
  • Bachelor of science degree in accountancy - Graduated cum laude