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Wipfli Expands Presence in California as Price Waterman Joins Firm

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Wipfli LLP (Wipfli), one of the largest accounting and consulting firms in the United States, announced today that the associates of California-based Price Waterman will join the firm effective June 1.

As part of this combination, 16 Price Waterman professionals will join more than 2,000 professionals at Wipfli. Moving forward, the firm will do business as Wipfli and will continue to operate from its Ukiah, California location.

“We are excited to welcome Price Waterman’s associates to Wipfli! Price Waterman has carved out a strong niche serving Federally Qualified Health Centers. They will bring new skill sets to our health care practice in California and will help expand our reach in California,” said Rick Dreher, Wipfli’s managing partner. “Given our combined knowledge and strength in the health care industry and our shared commitment to our clients’ success, we will be positioned well to continue to be one of the leading firms serving health care organizations on the West Coast.”

“Price Waterman has always been committed to providing our clients with the best service possible to help them succeed,” said Judy Waterman, owner and president of Price Waterman. “By joining Wipfli, a firm with a national health care practice, we will now have access to a broader range of services and resources to offer our clients anywhere they need it, while continuing to provide them with the personal attention that has been a hallmark of our firm throughout its history.”

Founded in 1985, Price Waterman is an accounting and health care consulting firm based in Ukiah, California. The firm provides complete financial management and contracted chief financial officer services to Federally Qualified Health Centers across northern and central California. Price Waterman’s services cover a range of financial reporting needs from the preparation of internal financial statements to Medicare cost reports, and from annual agency budgeting to federal grant application budget forms.

Wipfli is currently the 20th largest CPA firm in the United States. The firm’s national health care practice has approximately 150 associates dedicated to serving over 2,000 health care organizations including integrated delivery systems, large community hospitals, critical access hospitals and rural health clinics, physician practices and long-term care organizations.

Following this combination, the firm will have 50 offices across the country, including three offices in California (Fresno, Oakland and Ukiah).