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Two Wipfli Leaders Earn Consecutive Top 100 ProAdvisors Honors

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Wipfli LLP (Wipfli), a top 20 national accounting and consulting firm, is proud to announce that Mark Stricker and Rich Kane have again been named to the Top 100 ProAdvisors list by Insightful Accountant, an independent publication that keeps small-business advisors up to date on the latest news in accounting technology.

This is Stricker’s second consecutive and Kane’s fifth consecutive appearances on the list, which recognizes leading consultants who have embraced the ProAdvisor program.

“Being named two of the Top 100 ProAdvisors is a testimony to their hard work and dedication to providing clients with exceptional service and valuable accounting solutions,” said Gary Shutan, Wipfli’s Chicago market leader and partner. “We are pleased to have both earn this recognition in a highly competitive field while we grow our holistic service offerings firmwide in both the Chicago footprint and nationally.”

Insightful Accountant Senior Editor William “Murph” Murphy underscored the importance of Stricker and Kane’s unique achievements. “This truly is a merit-based system,” he said. “These are the Top 100 ProAdvisors in the world, and that’s out of 320,000-plus ProAdvisors worldwide. We are looking at the cream of the crop.”

A tax partner on Wipfli’s business advisory services team, Stricker specializes in small business accounting software consulting and is a QuickBooks Online Advanced Certified ProAdvisor. He brings clients more than 20 years of experience in the public accounting area, with extensive experience helping business owners harness the power of cloud accounting software to maximize their financial reporting and streamline their businesses.

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 a QuickBooks Advanced Certified ProAdvisor, a member of the Intuit Trainers/Writers Network and a Top 100 ProAdvisor from 2014 through 2018. 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.

Kane holds a bachelor of science degree in business from Northeastern Illinois University and a master of business administration degree in finance from Loyola University. He is based in the firm’s Buffalo Grove, Illinois, office.