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Sikich Overview

Chicago, IL
501 to 1000 employees
1982
Company - Private
Consulting
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Founded in 1982 with roots as a CPA firm, Sikich LLP specializes in accounting, advisory, technology and managed services and ranks as the country’s 28th largest Certified Public Accounting firm and is among the top one percent of all enterprise resource planning ... Read more

Mission: Sikich offers a suite of professional services that address businesses’ challenges and opportunities. From corporations and not-for-profits to local governments, Sikich helps organizations strengthen every dimension of their business. When you join our team, you become ... Read more

Sikich – Why Work With Us?


Sikich Recruiting Video from Sikich LLP on YouTube.

We are excited to be a part of university and college-hosted events throughout the calendar year where you’ll have a chance to learn more about Sikich and our opportunities. Take a look at our Recruiting Events calendar for an event near you. We look forward to seeing you there!

Culture

Your job, your community, your life—whether you’re just starting your career or are an industry veteran, 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. Because of our focus on our people, the safety of our employees is our number one priority. We place high importance on equipping all our people with best-in-class training to help maintain a safe working environment for all.

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 conversations with top-level leaders who encourage new ideas and creativity. To build and maintain solid relationships, Sikich sponsors events, like end-of-busy-season parties and holiday celebrations, to give employees the opportunity to get to know one another.

Keep a healthy work/life balance in our flexible work environment. Between working, spending time with family and everything in between, finding time for it all can be difficult. At Sikich, you may utilize a flexible work schedule, including remote work options. Since our employees can connect outside of the office using Skype for Business and internal social network, telecommuting is a feasible option for many.

Access the resources you need to go the extra mile. The majority of our offices are equipped with the latest tools and innovative technology to help you every day. Our Naperville office, for example, has more than 20 conference rooms, comfortable meeting areas, treadmill workstations, a relaxation room and coffee stations throughout, employees are able to 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.

 

Keeping You Healthy

We offer medical, dental and vision benefits to provide our people with comprehensive protection at competitive rates. We have three medical plan options: two high-deductible plan options and a traditional PPO plan. Each health plan not only provides coverage for illness and injury, but also enables you and your family to focus on staying well. Our high-deductible plans are eligible for Health Savings Accounts, which include contributions by Sikich. We also offer critical illness and accident insurance if you would prefer additional coverage. You will also have access to a telemedicine provider for budget-friendly and quick access to doctors for minor issues. In addition, our dental and vision insurance along with our world-class wellness program gives you the resources to meet and maintain your health goals.

Building Your Wealth

To help you save for the retirement of your dreams, we offer a 401(k) savings plan with a company match. Other income protection benefits we offer include flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and both short-term and long-term disability coverage.

Integrating Work and Your Life

We believe a balance between work and personal life is essential in maintaining quality service for our clients, a productive and engaging culture, and a healthy lifestyle. Sikich offers numerous benefits to help you achieve that balance. All Sikich employees are considered for flexible work arrangements, which may provide them with increased flexibility with their work schedule while allowing Sikich to maintain a progressive and productive work environment. Also, in addition to paid holidays and a holiday closure week at the end of the year, our flexible time off program empowers our employees to take time off as needed [a guideline minimum of 4 weeks of paid time off annually (part-time may differ)] to achieve the best work/life balance.

Sikich recognizes that when there is a new addition to the family, a period of leave is important for the well-being of both the parents and their child. That is why we are proud to offer 12 weeks of paid parental leave due to the birth of your child or the placement of an adopted child within your home, and 3 weeks of paid paternity leave for fathers for the birth of their child.

Each employee may also use up to 4 hours of paid time annually to volunteer and make a difference in their local communities. Other life benefits that Sikich offers include legal services, identify theft protection, educational assistance (tuition and professional certifications), reimbursement for the CPA exam including materials and examination fees, pet insurance and more!

Your Growth and Development

At Sikich, we provide opportunities to grow both professionally and personally to help employees reach their highest potential through unique and innovative programs. Sikich University is our main channel for learning and development and offers a combination of live and on-demand virtual learning, instructor-led training, mentoring and self-study. Your learning journey includes our onboarding program, as well as various topics such as professional development, leadership, compliance, and courses for continuing education credit. Our blended approach satisfies learning needs across our geographic footprint at every career level, while allowing our professionals to stay in front of our clients as much as possible.

Our Benefits at a Glance:

  • 3 medical plans to choose from (high deductible and PPO options)
  • Dental and vision insurance
  • Health savings accounts and flexible spending accounts
  • Critical illness and accident coverage
  • Wellness program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Life insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability coverage
  • Flexible Time Off (4 weeks)
  • Holiday closure week (Christmas Day through New Year’s Day)
  • Paid maternity and adoption leave (12 weeks) and paternity leave (3 weeks)
  • Paid volunteering time (4 hours per year)
  • Legal services
  • Identity theft protection
  • Educational assistance for tuition and professional certifications
  • Reimbursement program for CPA exam materials and examination fees
  • CPA exam bonus
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Pet insurance
  • Professional growth and development through our internal Sikich University 

Accounting, Audit & Tax

Financial stability, as it relates to audits, accounting activities and tax planning, is essential for any organization, not-for-profit or government organization’s success. As an accountant, CPA or tax professional for Sikich, you have the opportunity to help a business find savings in their tax returns or help turn their organization around with revenue recognition opportunities and other accounting functions.

The Sikich Experience
Our team is at the cutting edge of innovation. They see every day how their work makes a difference in their clients’ lives. 

We care about the quality of your experience. Our diverse, dynamic and friendly environment fosters learning, creativity and the passion to grow as a professional. Although the structure of the organization may appear as 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 follow an “open door” policy—meaning, managements’ doors are always open, and our top-level partners strive to be inviting and encouraging.

Teamwork 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 others’ communication, leadership and work styles, the firm sponsors parties, cookouts and holiday celebrations.

We believe in empowering our employees. Sikich is committed to the education and professional development of our team and offers a variety of programs, including Sikich University, to help employees develop and maintain skills. Employees are encouraged to strategize new solutions and implement those that will help build the firm, contribute to our clients’ successes, and assure their own financial futures. We even offer the opportunity to transfer among different disciplines of the firm and make the most of your post at each service area.

Sikich requires all not-for-profit partners and managers to complete the AICPA Certificate Program and be active members of the NFP Section.

Click here to learn more about our Accounting, Tax & Audit solutions.

 

Technology Services

As an ERP and CRM software expert at Sikich, your job is to offer transformational solutions to organizations or individuals. Our long-standing technology consultancy does one thing: improve business performance by deploying best-fit technology solutions. We look for technology experts who know what’s possible, set priorities, create roadmaps for accomplishments and deliver results through digital strategies.

As a result, our clients say we meet, or exceed, expectations in 94% of all engagements.

ERP & CRM Solutions
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
  • Microsoft Dynamics AX
  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM
  • NetSuite
  • Salesforce

End-to-End CRM and ERP Consulting Services

ERP consultants at Sikich are tasked with offering guidance and support at every stage of the ERP implementation process, including the selection, implementation, customization, integration, training and post-deployment support phases. In this role, you will combine proven, best-practice methodology with unmatched industry experience and technical expertise to address our clients’ specific needs and requirements.

Our ERP Consulting Services Include:

  • CRM and ERP Selection
  • ERP Rescue and Recovery
  • Implementations
  • Upgrades
  • Legacy System Migration
  • Support

IT Services

As a part of our information technology (IT) services team, you will assist clients with their business management software, productivity tools, cloud solutions, strategic IT planning and IT consulting. A score of 98% in client satisfaction from our managed service clients shows our dedication to providing top-tier IT services that drive our clients toward success, increased productivity, and greater profits.

Our Solutions Include:

  • Software & Consulting
  • Cloud & Infrastructure
  • Security & Compliance
  • Strategic IT Planning
  • Communication & Collaboration
     

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Advisory Services

All organizations and leaders need guidance from time to time. Whether an organization lacks the resources required 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. You can be that professional that helps strengthen a business through our various strategic advisory services. Are you interested in helping a company ensure their HR practices are in compliance? Do you want to help a firm get on the map with effective marketing and branding services? Maybe you want to serve as a strategic partner with retirement plan services. As a full-service firm, Sikich has various service areas to help round out a business and provide clarity to the challenges they face. Our professionals help ensure that one or all areas of an organization are set up for long-term success.

Our Solutions

  • Business Succession Planning
  • Forensic & Valuation
  • Human Resources
  • Insurance Services
  • Investment Banking 
  • Marketing & Design
  • Public Relations
  • Retirement Plan Services
  • Supply Chain
  • Wealth Management


Sikich Reviews

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    I have been working at Sikich full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic time off policy, lots of room for growth, collaborative culture, involved in philanthropic initiatives, flexible work-from-home guidelines

    Cons

    None. I genuinely enjoy working for Sikich.

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Sikich Photos

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Sikich Interviews

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    Spoke with 2 partners and 1 manager. Very casual conversation, asked about background and education and future ambitions. Discussed work culture and job responsibilities. They seem to appreciate follow-up questions and showing actual interest in the job. Very friendly and made the interview very easy to handle.

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Sikich Awards & Accolades

  • Accounting Today Top 100, Accounting Today, 2018
  • Microsoft Dynamics President's Club, Microsoft Dynamics, 2018
  • 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For (National), 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For, 2017
  • Largest Privately Held Companies, Crains' Chicago Business, 2017
  • 2018/2019 Inner Circle for Microsoft Business Applications, Microsoft Dynamics, 2019
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