Sikich LLP

May 21, 2012 10:50 ET

Sikich Honored as One of the Best Places to Work in Illinois

NAPERVILLE, IL--(Marketwire - May 21, 2012) - Sikich LLP, a leading accounting, advisory, technology and managed services firm, was recently named as one of the 2012 Best Places to Work in Illinois. Recognized at the Best Places to Work in Illinois awards ceremony on May 17, Sikich is one of only 50 companies to receive the award, which honors achievements in business process and operations excellence, community service, workplace environment and employee engagement practices.

"Our dedicated employees continue to thrive and identify best practices not only in their work but also by continuing to make Sikich a great place to work and develop their careers," said Janel O'Connor, Director of Human Capital. "Being recognized for our accomplishments in workplace excellence is truly a reflection on the firm's outstanding culture, and we look forward to discovering even more cutting-edge programs and resources for our talented group of employees."

Continually cultivating a culture focused on innovation and employee empowerment -- yet maintaining a unique, local feel in its five Illinois offices -- Sikich offers its employees many valuable benefits. In addition to a core set of benefits that includes various insurance plans and a 401(k), employees also have access to domestic partner insurance, flexible work schedules, a fitness reimbursement program, paid paternal and adoption leave, flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement and an employee assistance program.

Taking up residence at a new corporate headquarters in Naperville late last year has also greatly enhanced the firm's dynamic and collaborative culture. Equipped with more than 20 conference rooms, a game room, treadmill workstations, meeting areas with couches, an IT command center and coffee stations throughout, the space provides an open environment that fosters high-performing employees. Additionally, all employees, whether in the Springfield, Naperville, Rockford, Decatur or Chicago office, can connect outside the office using a company-wide instant messaging system and internal social network.

In an effort to invest even more in its employees, Sikich recently rolled out an internal educational program aimed at helping employees expand their skills and knowledge. Launched in February 2012, Sikich University will also help the firm become a learning organization, which will ultimately create more opportunities not only for the firm but for clients as well. Sikich University offers training in facets of technical, governance and leadership subject matter areas, and also provides courses for those who need to maintain continuing professional education for certifications.

"Our employees value that we offer significant benefits in a positive, teamwork-oriented and recognition-focused environment," said Tom Krehbiel, Partner-in-Charge at the firm's Springfield office. "The firm also genuinely cares about helping each and every employee reach their professional goals and further their careers, especially with Sikich University now available to all partners and employees."

The awards program is promoted by The Daily Herald Business Ledger in partnership with the Human Resources Management Association of Chicago, the Illinois State Chamber of Commerce and the Workforce Boards of Metropolitan Chicago, and is managed by Best Companies Group.

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About Sikich LLP

Sikich LLP is a nationally-ranked top 50 public accounting and consulting firm providing public accounting and tax services, operations and management consulting, entrepreneurial services, information technology products and services, investment banking, human resource services, graphic design and marketing services, retirement plan services, and wealth management. With more than 375 employees and offices in Naperville, Chicago, Decatur, Rockford, and Springfield, Illinois; Indianapolis, Indiana; and St. Louis, Missouri, Sikich serves individuals; small and middle market companies; governmental entities; and not-for-profit organizations. Learn more at

Securities are offered through Sikich Corporate Finance LLC, a registered broker dealer with the Securities Exchange Commission and a member of FINRA/SIPC. Advisory services offered through Sikich Financial, a Registered Investment Advisor. General securities offered through Triad Advisors, Member FINRA/SIPC.

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