Neil Keller Named 2019-2020 WICPA Chair

Naperville, Ill.-based Sikich (FY18 net revenue of $168.7 million) announced that Neil Keller, PIC of tax services, is the new 2019-2020 board chair for the Wisconsin Institute of CPAs (WICPA), which gave him a scholarship as a senior in high school that launched his accounting career.

Neil Keller

“When I got into the career I really admired the past chairs of the WICPA, but I always looked at them and said, ‘That’s never going to be me.’ I just didn’t think I had what it took or had that same passion that they showed,” Keller says in a Sikich video. “Then I found myself on Capitol Hill talking with congressmen about the profession and realized, ‘Man, if that’s not dedication to the profession, if that’s not passion for the profession, I don’t know what is, and that was kind of the trigger for me saying, ‘Yeah I  can be a WICPA chair.’ ”

In his role as board chair, Keller will help the organization fulfill its mission of enhancing professional competency, promoting the value of the profession, advocating on behalf of the profession and building community.

At Sikich, Keller assists clients in choosing an ownership structure and assessing the tax impact when buying or selling a business. Keller “prides himself on listening to and learning about his clients’ needs and goals in order to develop successful strategies,” the firm says.