NAPERVILLE, Ill. - Sikich LLP, a leading accounting, advisory, investment banking, technology and managed services firm, is pleased to announce that the firm has moved up six spots to #34 on Accounting Today's Top 100 Firms, a list of the country's largest accounting firms.

"We are honored to once again be ranked on Accounting Today's Top 100 Firms list," said Jim Sikich, CEO and managing partner. "The momentous growth we have experienced in the last year is a result of many factors: Continually adding new service lines, merging with like-minded firms; and hiring top professionals who always think about what is best for the client. We look forward to 2014 and surpassing expectations even further."

With more than 25 percent growth over the last year, Sikich is now nationally recognized as a leading professional services firm. Between December 2012 and December 2013, Sikich increased its personnel count by more than 27 percent, and the firm now has nearly 600 employees firm-wide. In addition to being named a Top 100 Firm, Sikich was also recognized as a Leader in Management Advisory Services; a Pacesetter in Growth; and a Regional Leader in the Great Lakes Region.

Similar to past years, 2013 was highly successful and eventful for Sikich, beginning and ending the year by completing several mergers with extraordinary firms across the country. These mergers included Plainfield, Ill.-based S2 Consulting and Houston-based PKF Texas Technology, both in the firm's technology practice; The Reynolds Communications Group, a Chicago-based public relations agency; and Milwaukee-based Kolb+Co. and St. Louis-based O'Donnell, Bonebrake & Co., both in the firm's public accounting practice.

These mergers not only enhanced the resources and talent available to the firm, but they added new service lines as well. In 2013 alone, Sikich added eight services to its lineup of business capabilities: Public relations, insurance, back office lean, business intelligence, state and local tax, and international tax. Offering a deeper range of services allows Sikich to provide maximum value to clients throughout the firm.

Visit the Sikich website for more information on the firm's growth or new service lines.