Krehbiel to streamline processes, drive collaboration and spur growth
NAPERVILLE, Ill. — March 4, 2015 — Sikich LLP, a leading professional services firm specializing in accounting, technology, investment banking and advisory services, recently named Tom Krehbiel as the partner-in-charge of CPA services firm-wide.
Krehbiel, a CPA and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), previously served as the partner-in-charge of CPA services at the firm’s Springfield office and as that office’s partner-in-charge. He has more than 28 years of experience serving clients in all industries, and he offers assurance and advisory services, nonprofit audit and accounting services and information technology risk management services. He specializes in performing Service Organization Controls (SOC) 1, SOC 2 and SOC 3 engagements.
In his new role, Krehbiel will work with CPA partners across the firm to standardize processes and procedures for areas that include billing, project management, client and staff communication and staffing and resource allocation. In addition, he will assist partners in the development and implementation of firm-wide best practices.
“As a result of the firm’s sustained growth – both in the diverse variety of services it offers and the number of new offices across the country – we need to ensure alignment across every aspect of the business so that we can provide increased value to our clients, improve our profitability and continue to expand,” said Jim Sikich, CEO of Sikich LLP. “Tom’s depth of expertise combined with his proven leadership qualities will drive collaboration, consistency and a high level of efficiency that will ultimately increase growth opportunities for everyone at the firm.”
Krehbiel, 52, sits on the firm’s Executive Board and its Strategic Planning Committee. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting, financial and business information systems sequences from Illinois State University.