Appleton, WI, - SVA Certified Public Accountants, S.C. merged the tax and accounting practice of William P. Merrick, CPA effective January 1, 2014 into their Fox Valley office.

Merrick, a long-time resident of the Fox Cities community had his own practice for over 20 years.  Merrick shares the same philosophy as SVA in providing clients with high quality and timely professional services. His experience providing tax planning guidance for closely held businesses is a great addition to SVA.  Merrick's extensive tax planning expertise for individuals, trusts, gifts, and estates will also add value to the Fox Cities office.  

This acquisition is a win - win for both parties.  It allows Merrick the opportunity to devote more time serving his clients by turning the administrative functions of running a practice over to SVA, and allows SVA to expand its client base in the Fox Cities market.  

"We are excited to have Bill join SVA.  This move brings together two organizations that share many common philosophies and values," stated Dawn Johanknecht, Principal-in Charge of the Appleton office. "SVA will be able to offer Bill's clients an extended line of services exemplifying SVA's commitment to our clients as their trusted advisor. We are delighted to welcome Bill and his clients to SVA and are looking forward to serving their future needs," stated Johanknecht.

 About SVA:

The Fox Cities office expanded into Neenah in 2008 and now resides in Appleton, Wisconsin. 

Since our inception in Madison, Wisconsin in 1974, we have focused on developing long-standing business relationships.  As our clients businesses and personal interests have grown, we have increased our service offerings to meet their expanding needs.

Now, almost 40 years later, SVA and its affiliates are recognized leaders offering a wide range of professional services including audit and accounting, tax, business information technologies, medical billing and coding, wealth management, trust and estate administration services.

The cornerstone of SVA will always remain the same providing service and value, to help our clients achieve measurable results, while exceeding their expectations.  SVA is not only dedicated to the clients we serve, we are dedicated to the communities we serve maintaining a long tradition of involvement and support.

SVA is headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, employs over 400 staff, and has additional offices in Milwaukee and Appleton, Wisconsin, and Rockford, Illinois.

Visit SVA's website www.sva.com for more information.