Public Company (SEC) Services

Deep experience. Proven results.

Wipfli’s Public Company (SEC) Services Practice Group has all the resources necessary to provide a full range of services to help emerging-growth and mid-sized publicly held companies as well as entrepreneurial, private companies planning to go public succeed.
 
With a long history of assisting publicly-traded companies, Wipfli currently serves more than 65 companies with services such as audits of SEC registrants, accounting research, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance, benefit plan audits, risk advisory consulting, tax compliance, and specialty tax services.
 
From tax and accounting help to a wide range of consulting services, we’re ready to serve you with the best in people, tools, and technology—all at an attractive, competitive price.

Experienced people, ready day one.
 
The high-quality services we offer start with the deep experience and forward thinking of our partners. Many of our leaders have served public company clients for more than 20 years, often with a Big Four firm or other international accounting firm. We’ve combined the expertise often found at a larger firm with the high-quality service you need when it counts the most. And you don’t have to pay large-firm fees to get them both.
 
Quality counts. Beyond our hands-on experience, Wipfli professionals receive in-depth training and/or have active memberships for sound leadership and quality service from:
  • The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB)
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Center for Audit Quality
  • PPC Auditwatch
  • The SEC Institute
 

A powerful blend of services.
 
Beyond traditional SEC service offerings such as tax and accounting, Wipfli also brings significant business and industry-specific consulting expertise to ensure your overall success. From strategic alignment, process improvement, and organizational development to technology integration and software development, along with human resources and risk management, we can help you identify and generate powerful, sustainable solutions to strengthen your organization and stay competitive. 
 
You have to look hard among firms our size to find traditional service offerings and the comprehensive consulting services you’ll find at Wipfli.
 
 

Be Empowered - Public Company Insights
 
Public Company Insights is a bimonthly newsletter designed to help your business in its continual growth, progress, and success. Each issue brings a wide range of topics relevant to your public company, including internal and external auditing, financial statement preparation, SEC filing, corporate governance, management strategies, IT assurance, Section 404 compliance, executive compensation, audit committees, management issues, and much more.
 

It’s just one reflection of the high-quality services Wipfli offers to public companies. 

  • A Delaware court case addressing conflicts of interest in M&A transactions
  • A new NASDAQ rule that tightens the reins on golden leash arrangements
  • FASB guidance on how to classify certain cash payments and receipts in cash flow statements
  • Latest information on conflict minerals reporting
  • Real stories, real value: How Wipfli helped four companies
 
  • SEC guidance on non-GAAP financial measures
  • A new model for recognizing credit losses
  • SEC guidance on crowdfunding
  • Impact of a staggered board on a company’s financial reporting
  • Wipfli Public Company Experience and Services
 
  • Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act amendments are changing the regulatory landscape
  • SEC stepping up enforcement of public company’s internal controls with or without fraud
  • New SEC requirements and restrictions imposed on Form 10-K summaries
  • Benefits of investing in environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives
  • Using business intelligence to get ahead of the competition
 
 
 
 
Featured Expertise


Ronald P. Hafner, CPA

Ron Hafner, audit/accounting partner, has more than 27 years of experience serving public and private companies in various industries including manufacturing and distribution, life sciences, software, and financial services.

Currently, Ron is the leader for Wipfli’s Public Company (SEC) Services practice and the Minnesota Region Manufacturing and Distribution practice. He also serves as the partner-in-charge of the audit practice for the Minnesota Region. 

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Wipfli’s Public Company (SEC) Services Practice Group is a Member of the Center for Audit Quality of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
 
Wipfli LLP is registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.