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Sikich Overview

Naperville, IL
501 to 1000 employees
1982
Company - Private
Business Services
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Founded in 1982, Sikich is a leading professional services firm providing accounting, audit and tax; advisory; technology; and managed services. From corporations and non-profits to state and local governments, Sikich clients use a broad spectrum of services and products that ... Read more

Mission: To help businesses, organizations and communities realize their full potential through performance-based services and thought leadership that deliver actionable insights and measurable value.

Sikich – Why Work For Us?




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Culture

Your job, your community, your life—whether you’re just starting your career or have been working for 30 years, we want you to succeed and grow in all areas. That’s why Sikich provides a positive, recognition-focused and teamwork-oriented environment for our employees. We believe that our people are our greatest asset, and we work hard to ensure that all employees feel empowered, comfortable and valued in everything they do.


Collaborate and communicate with your team and firm-wide employees. You’ll find new opportunities at Sikich—not only to help clients, but also to make differences. You’ll take part in making important decisions and have conversatioThe Sikich Culturens with top-level leaders who encourage ideas and creativity. And to maintain solid relationships, Sikich sponsors events where employees get to learn more about one another, from end-of-busy-season and summer parties to holiday celebrations.


Keep a healthy work/life balance in our flexible 
workplace. Between working, spending time with family and whatever else your day may hold, making time for everything can be difficult. At Sikich, you have the opportunity to maintain a flexible work schedule and even work remotely. Since all employees can connect outside the office using a firm-wide instant messaging system and internal social network, telecommuting is a feasible option for many.


Access the resources you need to go the extra mile. Our corporate headquarters is equipped with the latest tools and innovative technology to help you every day. Plus, with more than 20 conference rooms, meeting areas with couches, treadmill workstations, a relaxation room and coffee stations throughout, employees can always step away from their desks to brainstorm or simply recharge.


Expand your skills and knowledge by taking continuing education courses. Whether you want to obtain a certification, work toward a degree or learn at a conference, Sikich is committed to the education and professional development of our employees. And, our internal educational program, Sikich University, allows our employees to take online and in-person courses in a variety of topics.



Sikich University

Sikich UniversitySikich University is dedicated to improving the knowledge and skills of all our professionals. The Sikich University Learning & Development program creates innovative learning opportunities, provides a platform for knowledge creation and sharing, promotes professional authenticity, and, in the end, will create a learning culture within the firm.

Sikich University provides a blended learning approach by providing a combination of asynchronous and synchronous virtual learning, instructor-led training, mentoring and self-study. Sikich University offers a “Core” curriculum, which are fundamental to realizing firm-wide objectives and soft skill development. In order to build deepTrainingtechnical experts, courses within our “Custom” curriculum will provide employees with training related to their role and Service Area within the firm.

Sikich University offers training programs in the following areas:

  • Leadership
  • Governance
  • Technical
  • Sales EffectivenessProfessional DevelopmentTraining and Development
  • Interpersonal Development
     
Sikich University Awards and Recognition

Sikich University is continually recognized for its pioneering leadership in building skills of all kinds for employees firm-wide. Here are some of the recent awards won by the team"

 


The Corporate University Best-in-Class, or CUBIC Awards, were established to honor, recognize and promote learning organizations and corporate universities that set standards of excellence in a variety of categories relating to performance and results.

Sikich was awarded 2nd place for best use of a learning management system. Combining a few different technologies and taking a uniquely innovative approach by transforming an "off-the-shelf" system into a multi-purpose, one-stop learning portal to meet the needs of a growing organization.

Sikich University led New Joiner Core is a team building program that is built into the employee on-boarding process at the firm. With speed networking, simulations, pairing icebreakers and solution-based problem solving, employees new and veteran get to connect.

Accounting, Audit & Tax

Financial stability, as it relates to audits, accounting activities and tax planning, is essential for any organization—large corporations, privately owned small and mid-market businesses, not-for-profits and government agencies. It’s also important to remember that your organization is unique, and it deserves customized audit, accounting and tax strategies. Face your financial challenges with the help of Sikich. You will gain competitive advantages and the ability to seize opportunities through audit, accounting and tax tactics that will deliver long-term success.


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The Sikich Experience
Innovation is at the heart of Sikich. Our dynamic environment attracts top-notch employees who enjoy the best of both worlds—being at the cutting edge and seeing every day how their work makes a difference.


We care about the quality of your experience. Our diverse and friendly environment fosters learning, creativity, and the passion to grow as a professional. Although the structure of the organization may appear a traditional hierarchy on paper, in practice, decisions are frequently made in a team setting where the views and ideas of both management and staff are given consideration. Sikich offices are “open door” facilities—doors are always open and top level management strives to always be inviting and encouraging.


Team work is integral to working at Sikich. It takes more than sharing a client’s project to build a cohesive team. To help employees learn more about each other—communication, leadership, and work styles—the firm sponsors busy season parties, summer events including cook-outs, summer parties, and holiday celebrations.


We believe in empowering our employees. Sikich is committed to the education and professional development of our employees and offers a variety of programs, including Sikich University, to help employees maintain skills commensurate with their job and discipline and to develop new skills – fostering career growth. Employees are encouraged to create new solutions and implement strategies that will help build the firm, contribute to our clients’ success, and assure their own financial futures. Our employees even have the opportunity to transfer among different disciplines of the firm.


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Technology Services

An organization’s success depends on its software’s ability to centralize data and streamline operations. An organization's software’s success depends on finding the right partner for your needs.

The ERP and CRM software experts at Sikich offer full-scale solutions no matter what a client's need, bringing more than 30 year’s experience and a 97 percent success rate to every project.

ERP & CRM Solutions
  • Microsoft Dynamics AX
  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV 
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP
  • Microsoft Dynamics SL
  • Microsofoft Dynamics CRM
  • Epicor
  • Abila MIP Fund Accounting
  • NetSuite 


End-to-End ERP Consulting Services

Our veteran ERP consultants are capable of offering guidance and support at every stage of the ERP implementation process. These abilities include: 

  • ERP Selection - Rigorous ERP selection ensures that your organization is matched with ERP software tailored to best fit your industry needs, business challenges and budget. Sikich offers helpful ERP selection tools to educate your team on their best ERP options.
  • ERP Implementation - Nothing has a bigger impact on the successful outcome of your ERP implementation project than the consulting team you trust with the future of your business. Combine proven, best-practice implementation methodology with unmatched industry experience, business acumen and technical expertise by working with Sikich’s seasoned ERP implementation specialists.
  • ERP Customization - Today’s ERP software is designed with powerful features and industry capabilities right out of the box. Our ERP solutions are also easily tailored to handle your unique industry requirements and specific business processes. Sikich integration experts use the latest technology tools to ensure smart, value-added ERP customizations.
  • ERP Integration - Extend the power of your ERP solution across your entire organization by integrating critical business systems. Sikich provides cost-effective, seamless ERP integration using web services, .Net development and other innovative software integration technologies.
  • ERP & CRM Training - Build on the technical skills of your users and ensure your team takes advantage of the many benefits of your ERP systems.ERP Consultants - TestimonialSikich provides effective, convenient ERP training courses to help your users and technical teams better use the software.
  • Post-Deployment ERP Support - Contemplating whether it’s time to upgrade your ERP software or move on to the next phase of an ERP implementation? Need additional technical support after implementation?  We can help.





IT Services

Technology is a complex and ever-changing field, and it can be challenging to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to new developments. Business management software, cloud solutions, strategic information technology (IT) planning and IT consulting are all services that will drive our clients toward success by increasing productivity and profits. By taking advantage of professionals who live and breathe technology—our clients will find their technology potential by talking to the experts at Sikich.

Our Solutions Include:

  • IT Infrastructure 
  • Cloud & Hosting Solution
  • Strategic IT Planning
  • Communication & Collaboration 
  • IT Consulting
  • Custom Application & Database Solutions
  • Network Security Services
  • Security & Compliance


Advisory Services

All organizations and leaders need guidance from time to time. Whether an organization lacks the resources needed for a certain department, or they just need advice on a specific transaction, they can reach their business goals by discussing their unique situation with a Sikich advisory professional. From business valuation, dispute advisory and financial advisory, to human resource and marketing services, our professionals will help ensure that one or all areas of an organization are set up for long-term success.

Our Solutions

  • Business Valuation
  • Dispute Advisory
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing & Public Relations
  • Performance Measurement
  • Retirement Plan Services
  • Supply Chain
  • Wealth Management


Investment Banking & Corporate Finance

With headquarters in Chicago and offices nationwide, you will find that Sikich Investment Banking advisors understand how to optimize value and employ strategies that align with a client's specific business interests and objectives. Together, we will discover creative ways to leverage additional value and achieve superior economic performance for our clients. 

Expertise:

  • M&A Advisory
  • Capital Raising
  • Industry Expertise
  • Recent Transactions

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Sikich Reviews

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    Pros

    Sikich is a great company. Great culture, great people. They really care about their employees.

    Cons

    Starting base pay is a bit low for similar positions, but you have the chance to make up for that quickly with commissions

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up. Great job.

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Sikich Photos

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Sikich photo of: Our Sikich Akron Office celebrating The Cleveland Cavaliers' first ever NBA Championship.
Sikich photo of: Two of our Naperville Employees proudly displaying all of the donated packed backpacks just before they were sent out to young students who will put the items to good use.
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Sikich photo of: The Naperville team collects school supplies for the Walter and Connie Payton school supply drive.
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Sikich Interviews

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    I applied through other source. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Sikich (Aurora, IL).

    Interview

    The interview as very professional. I meet with two partners and discussed what I had been doing in my previous years working. It was a great experience that gave me a good feeling of the company.

    Interview Questions

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Sikich Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work in Indiana(Large), Indiana Chamber of Commerce, 2013
  • Alfred P. Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility, When Work Works, 2013
  • Chicago's Top Workplaces, Chicago Tribune, 2013
  • Top 50 Generation Y Employers Chicago, Brill Street and Company, 2013
  • Best Places to Work in Illinois, The Daily Herald Business Ledger, 2013
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