Professional services firm Sikich recently promoted Richard Lynch, CPA, to partner-in-charge of its Springfield office. With 18 years of experience providing audit, tax, accounting and consulting services to clients, Lynch also leads the firm’s not-for-profit and higher education practices.
“Sikich has been a key part of the Springfield community for more than 35 years, and I look forward to making sure this connection continues to flourish,” Lynch said. “We have a talented team in Springfield that draws on diverse business experiences to address the varied challenges central Illinois organizations face. I am excited to continue to put that talent to work to drive success for our clients and growth for our firm.”
Sikich offers tax, accounting, audit and assurance, technology, and advisory services – including investment banking, wealth management, supply chain consulting, human resources consulting, forensic and valuation services, and public relations and marketing – from its offices across the country. The Springfield office serves organizations across industries, including manufacturing and distribution, retail, professional services, construction and real estate, agriculture, local and state government, not-for-profit and higher education.
“Richard is a trusted leader for our employees and an expert business adviser for our clients,” Sikich CEO Chris Geier said. “His commitment to the Springfield community, strong leadership skills and technical expertise will help him continue to address evolving client needs and drive continued growth throughout central Illinois.”
Lynch is treasurer for Community Connection Point and a consultant for Refuge Ranch. He is a board member for both Associated Colleges of Illinois and the Illinois Symphony Orchestra. Lynch is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ not-for-profit expert panel. Lynch earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.