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Wipfli partner Mark Stricker and manager Rich Kane receive 2017 Top 100 ProAdvisors awards

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Wipfli, one of the leading CPA and consulting firms in the United States, is pleased to announce that partner Mark Stricker and manager Rich Kane have been named 2017 Top 100 ProAdvisors by Insightful Accountant. The publication is an independent news and information source written specifically for the small business advisor who needs to stay current on the latest news and offerings in accounting technology. This list recognizes the leading consultants who have embraced the ProAdvisor program.

“We’d like to congratulate everyone who made this year’s list,” said Insightful Accountant Senior Technical Editor William “Murph” Murphy. “We had several new people join the ranks this year.”

“We are proud of Mark and Rich for becoming ProAdvisor experts,” said Gary Shutan, Wipfli’s Chicago Market Leader and Partner. “This honor demonstrates their commitment to providing exceptional service to their clients by obtaining a strong understanding of leading solutions in the marketplace.”

Stricker is a tax partner on Wipfli’s business advisory services team who specializes in small business accounting software consulting and is an Advanced QuickBooks Online Certified ProAdvisor. With over 20 years of experience in the public accounting area, he has extensive experience helping business owners maximize their financial reporting with their accounting software in order to streamline and manage their businesses. Stricker is a certified public accountant and an Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor with certifications in QuickBooks Enterprise, QuickBooks Online Edition and QuickBooks Point of Sale. He holds a bachelor of science degree in business and accounting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is based in the firm’s Palatine, Illinois office.

Kane is a manager on Wipfli’s business advisory services team. He is an Advanced QuickBooks® ProAdvisor, a member of the Intuit Trainers/Writers Network, and a Top 100 ProAdvisor for 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. Kane has experience in all facets of accounting, including client accounting and tax, and works with clients on day to day transactions. His specialty is QuickBooks, including sales, installation, training, support and third-party applications. A certified public accountant, Kane is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the AICPA’s Information Management and Technology Assurance (IMTA) Committee, and the Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS). He holds a bachelor of science degree in business from Northeastern Illinois University and a master of business administration degree in finance from Loyola University. Kane is based in the firm’s Buffalo Grove, Illinois office.