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Sikich Overview

Naperville, 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 now specializes in accounting, advisory, technology and managed services and ranks as the country’s 27th 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 For Us?




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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.

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 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. With 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.



Sikich University

Sikich University

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

Sikich University provides a blended learning approach by offering a combination of asynchronous and synchronous virtual learning, instructor-led training, mentoring and self-study options. Sikich University provides an informative and engaging “core curriculum,” which is fundamental to realizing firm-wide objectives and soft skill development. In order to build deep technical experts, courses within our “custom curriculum” provide employees with training related to their role within the firm and the service area they primarily serve.


Sikich University offers training programs in the following areas:

  • Leadership
  • Governance
  • Technical
  • Sales Effectiveness
  • Interpersonal Development
     

Onboarding

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

Sikich University Awards and Recognition

The Corporate University Best-in-Class (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 second place for best use of a learning management system. Combining a few different technologies, Sikich transformed an "off-the-shelf" system into a multi-purpose one. Winners of this award utilize a one-stop learning portal to meet the needs of a growing organization.


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 dynamic environment attracts top-notch employees that enjoy the best of both worlds. 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 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.

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 others’ communication, leadership and work styles, the firm sponsors parties, cook-outs 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. For example, Sikich is the only CPA firm that requires all not-for-profit partners and managers to complete the AICPA Certificate Program and be active members of the NFP Section.

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Technology Services

As an ERP and CRM software expert at Sikich, your job is to offer full-scale solutions to organizations or individuals. We firmly believe that an organization’s success depends on its software’s ability to centralize data and streamline operations. It is our responsibility as technology specialists to partner with businesses and provide them with expert assistance in this area.

ERP & CRM Solutions
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365
  • Microsoft Dynamics AX
  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV 
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP
  • Microsofoft Dynamics CRM
  • NetSuite 

End-to-End 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, execution, customization, integration, training and post-deployment support phases. In this role, you will combine proven, best-practice implementation methodology with unmatched industry experience and technical expertise to address our clients’ business needs and industry requirements. 

IT Services

As a part of our information technology (IT) services team, you will assist clients with their business management software, cloud solutions, strategic IT planning and IT consulting to 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

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

Investment Banking & Corporate Finance

The world of corporate finance is fast-paced, and we’re here to help organizations put their business in perspective, without compromising their forward momentum.

With headquarters in Chicago and offices nationwide, 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 can discover creative ways to leverage additional value and achieve superior economic performance for our clients. You’ll have the opportunity to help businesses optimize value as you work with a team to provide expert advice on mergers and acquisitions, capital structuring strategies and more. Our goal is to reach the most favorable outcome while minimizing business interruption through sell-side advisory and buy-side advisory services. 

Expertise:

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Sell-Side Advisory
  • Buy-Side Advisory

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    Pros

    A large number of people are able to work either completely from their homes or if working in an office can typically work at least one day a week from home. I love the flexibility of being able to work at home when I need to be there for my kids. Any time something comes up family related my boss is always completely understanding and let's me do what I need to do to make life easier, knowing that they can trust me to still get the job done.

    Cons

    The only con I can think of is that we just need to increase opportunities for those in the offices to get together. Since we do have so many at clients or working from home it makes it more of a challenge for group fun events and makes the office super quiet. But they are trying to increase those with a Halloween gathering and a holiday lunch that everyone is invited to.

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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 college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Sikich in October 2013.

    Interview

    It was a long day that consisted of 10 30 minute interviews. They were broken up with a lunch in between. It was pretty laid back and all interviews were essentially the same. Most questions were behavioral and wanted to hear about previous experiences that relate to the position.

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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
  • Chicago Tribune Top Workplaces, Chicago Tribune, 2017
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