National Steel Trade Association Selects Sikich

Leading professional services firm to help the American Institute of Steel Construction ensure best financial practices

NAPERVILLE, Ill. — July 14, 2015 — The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), a not-for-profit technical institute and trade association, has selected Sikich LLP to perform audit and tax services.

The engagement will be led by Sikich’s Frank Jakosz, who has more than 40 years of experience in public accounting and heads Sikich’s not-for-profit and higher education practices. The Sikich team will audit AISC’s financial statements and offer tax consulting guidance and review services to ensure AISC’s taxes are structured and reported properly.

“We are pleased to partner with Sikich,” said AISC President Roger Ferch. “As we champion the cause of the structural steel industry, we need to continue to show our members and the public that we operate under strict controls, with complete transparency, in a fiscally responsible and efficient manner. Sikich’s experience working with not-for-profit organizations will help us ensure we are using the best financial practices available in the industry today.”

Sikich serves more than 500 not-for-profit clients and has more than 32 years of experience in the not-for-profit field working with trade associations, higher education institutions, social service organizations and other not-for-profit entities. Further, Sikich’s audit, accounting and tax practice offers a full range of services to clients across industries such as government, manufacturing and real estate.

“AISC has played an important role in a key sector of the U.S. economy for more than 90 years, and we’re proud to work with them,” Jakosz said. “Building off of our extensive experience in the not-for-profit industry, we look forward to partnering with AISC and helping them meet their long-term goals as an organization.”

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About Sikich LLP
Sikich LLP, a leading professional services firm specializing in accounting, technology, investment banking and advisory services, has more than 600 employees throughout the country. Founded in 1982, Sikich now ranks as one of the country’s Top 35 Certified Public Accounting firms and is among the top 1 percent of all enterprise resource planning solution partners in the world. From corporations and non-profits to state and local governments, Sikich clients can use a broad spectrum of services and products that help them reach long-term, strategic goals.

Advisory services offered through Sikich Financial, a Registered Investment Advisor.

Securities are offered through Sikich Corporate Finance LLC, a registered broker-dealer with the Securities Exchange Commission and a member of FINRA/SIPC.

About the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)
The American Institute of Steel Construction, headquartered in Chicago, is a not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry. AISC’s mission is to make structural steel the material of choice by being the leader in structural steel-related technical and market-building activities, including: specification and code development, research, education, technical assistance, quality certification, standardization, and market development. AISC has a long tradition of service to the steel construction industry of providing timely and reliable information.


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