Sikich 2020 Annual Report

in this together

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Lessons from Leadership

Sikich has always been an agile, forward-thinking and technology-focused organization that helps clients grow and thrive. While 2020 challenged us all, we stood strong. As many people look to 2021 as an opportunity to reset and restart, we’ll be building on the momentum we created in 2020, a year like no other.

To the Sikich team, I’m utterly impressed with your resilience and adaptability in the face of adversity. You’ve all helped guide us through this time of uncertainty and worked tirelessly to make sure our clients’ businesses and organizations could thrive.

To our clients who weathered the storm this past year with us, we owe a debt of gratitude to your flexibility and for placing your trust in our team to support you through a tumultuous year.

You’ll see in this report that our organization is built on values of innovation, trust, growth and diversity. We will continue in 2021 to not only serve our clients with strategic counsel and innovative solutions but will collectively push forward to what we see as a bright future.

Best regards,


Chris Geier

CEO and Managing Partner
Sikich LLP

setting the stage
for 2021

Sikich Experts Launch Resources for Clients

The Coronavirus Resource Center provides clients timely tools, content and programming to help address the evolving COVID-19 landscape.


Diversity and Inclusion Pledge signed by Executive Board and Corporate Leadership Team

The Diversity & Inclusion Council will identify ways and opportunities to learn, grow and unify our organization. 

Pledging to create a more diverse and inclusive workPLace.

Heinold Banwart
joins Sikich

The addition of Heinold Banwart expedites our growth in the Central Illinois market and strengthens our accounting, tax and audit services.


Sikich offers remote work beyond the pandemic

Nearly 50% of our employees opted to become fully remote. With a diverse and geographically dispersed team, we are well-positioned to serve our clients while supporting our employees’ work preferences.


Sikich acquires
Hochschild, Bloom & Company

The addition of Hochschild, Bloom & Company advances our growth in the St. Louis market and expands our accounting, tax and audit services.


announced expansion of
the agency

Our full-service, tech-enabled marketing communications agency helping companies across industries define and design their brands, promote their products and services, and engage with key audiences.


We grew our Women’s Leadership Circles to 12 across the country, hosted our first Women’s Leadership Conference, and made a contribution to STEM for Her to help create awareness, excitement and opportunities among girls and young women to launch successful STEM-related careers.

view our Sikich cares stories

Flip through the booklet below to read about how Sikich employees supported their communities in these challenging times. 

our people and
our business

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The successful transition to a remote work model has reimagined how and where work gets done. Experiencing these benefits, 450 workers have elected fully remote status.

Employee Engagement Survey

Our greatest asset is our people. A highly engaged workforce benefits our company as well as the clients we serve. Building upon momentum from 2019, we continued to collect feedback from our people in 2020 to pinpoint areas where we can improve engagement levels. In this unique and challenging year, our employee satisfaction continued to increase and to exceed industry benchmarks. Sikich is committed to remaining agile and receptive to how the needs of our employees and our surrounding environment continue to change. We will continue to pulse our people, analyze trends and never stop working to make Sikich a sought-after place to work

Continued to strengthen back-office capabilities in robotic process automation with a dedicated team and multiple RPA bots in place.

now offering
GINGER wellness services

To support the ongoing mental well-being of our employees, this new benefit offers on-demand, confidential emotional support, including coaching, therapy, and psychiatry services from the privacy of a smartphone.

covid-19 Response Team

Mobilized early to provide employees with support and answers to the most frequently asked questions. The COVID-19 Resource Guide covered topics such as benefits, human capital, learning and development, internal IT, communications & marketing.

  • Telehealth Access

  • COVID-19 testing

  • access to Sikich advisors for questions

  • financial resources

  • remote work tips

  • mental and behavioral health resources
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In an unprecedented year, our people continued to demonstrate excellence in technical ability and client service and have served as role models by living our core values.

about sikich

Sikich LLP is a global company specializing in technology-enabled professional services. With more than 1,000 employees, Sikich draws on a diverse portfolio of technology solutions to deliver transformative digital strategies and ranks as one of the largest CPA firms in the United States. From corporations and not-for-profits to state and local governments, Sikich clients utilize a broad spectrum of services* and products to help them improve performance and achieve long-term, strategic goals.

* Securities offered through Sikich Corporate Finance LLC, member FINRA/SIPC. Investment advisory services offered through Sikich Financial, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor.

*Securities offered through Sikich Corporate Finance LLC, member FINRA/SIPC. Investment advisory services offered through Sikich Financial, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor.