The Wipfli Way It's how we do what we do
The Wipfli Way is an internal initiative to drive associate behavior; it defines how associates should treat each other. This ultimately translates to how we treat our clients.
What it looks like
The Wipfli Way is what clients and associates see every day. It's saying please and thank you, being responsive and timely, exhibiting a professional image, and initiating proactive communication. Clients and associates alike notice and appreciate the different culture that is evident in both the hallways and our client work.
Why we do it
To go beyond the ordinary.
We recognize that customer service is the key to our ongoing success and growth. Associates at every level of the firm are dedicated to delivering timely and high-quality service to help ensure that satisfaction. Effective communication and personal attention are critical. We constantly ensure that clients are, and remain, satisfied with the quality of service they receive.
We have quite a few examples of clients who decided to work with someone else for a while. But these stories are often rewarding in that they come back. Time and again, clients return to us, citing the "little things" as what they couldn't live without. They see a culture of teamwork and excellence at Wipfli. They notice the calls and communication that we expect, but that are not always standard with competitors. We get it. That's why we do it.
As a firm with over eight decades of history, Wipfli aspires to be The Firm of Choice for our clients and our associates. We are focused on six industries, committed to client-focused service and constantly leveraging our collective intellectual capital and entrepreneurial spirit to provide compliance and solutions.
Once a year, we collaborate to give back time and talent on Community Day. The firm-wide event, held with nonprofit clients and service organizations, supports the efforts of three dozen charities, including the Salvation Army, Goodwill Industries, Boys & Girls Club, Camp Fire USA, Feed My Starving Children and the Humane Society
We believe a comfortable work culture creates a collaborative environment. Therefore, the general dress at Wipfli is Corporate Casual. You should mirror the attire of clients on site. And on Fridays, you can donate money to charities to wear jeans
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We pledge to ensure that all personnel policies and procedures are non-discriminatory. We’re committed to a culture that is both inclusive and embraces the power of our differences. We value individual strengths, the synergy of teams, and the wisdom of One Firm.
To serve as trusted advisors to our clients, with a relentless commitment to creating value and securing the future of the businesses and communities we live in.
As part of our work culture, we have established a new educational foundation and matching donation program to support higher-learning institutions where our associates have graduated. It is an effort to give back to the colleges and universities of choice, and represents a visible commitment to life-long learning.
Our Women’s Impact Network (WIN). Launched to promote and encourage the personal and professional development of women associates across the firm. Training and mentoring. Relationship and team building. Sponsorships and events.
Learn more about our Vision, Mission, Values, Work Culture and The Wipfli Way.
SustainabilityCommitment in every direction.
In addition to assisting our clients with their sustainability strategies and objectives, Wipfli has adopted a sustainability mindset and culture within our own organization. This commitment is driven from the top of the organization, across all levels of associates, and is apparent in various ways throughout the firm’s operations.
The firm’s efforts towards sustainable business practices can be categorized by the Compass framework. Evidence of Wipfli’s efforts include:
- Electronic workpapers
- Natural light
- Central copy stations
- Temperature controlled spaces
- Light sensors
- Paper made from recycled product/waste
- Employee benefits
- Seasonal employment
- Cost and consumption reduction processes
- Code of conduct
- Professional organization memberships
- Wipfli Way
- Community Day
- Alumni network
- Wipfli Foundation (scholarships)
- Wipfli U (associate learning and development)
- Leadership Academy
- Peer mentors (buddy system)
- Alernate work schedules/arrangements
I have been working at WipfliPros
Flexible scheduling, beautiful offices, good benefits.Cons
Communication from the top can be slow. Sometimes the various offices don't work together as well as they could.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Keep associates up to date with the long-term plans for the firm.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Wipfli in October 2014.Interview Details
Applied through campus recruiting. First round interview was preceded by a social night at a local restaurant. First round interview was 30 minutes with a senior accountant. Basic conversation and a few behavioral questions. Was called a week later being invited back for an office interview. Office interview was a hour long with two managers which asked basic behavioral questions. Then had a 30 minute talked with a partner.Interview Questions
Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
- Overall, just try to be yourself. They know they can teach you the technical skills. They are looking for people. Answer Question
- Wipfli update30+ days ago
Good luck on finals to all of the students we met this fall!!
- Wipfli update30+ days ago
Good luck on finals to all of the students we met this fall!
With more than 1,100 associates, in 23 offices in the United States, and two offices in India, Wipfli LLP (Wipfli) ranks among the top 23 accounting and business consulting firms in the nation (2013 Accounting Today Top 100 Accounting Firms).
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