MULTIPLE TIMES ON LIST

Honkamp Krueger & Co. and its wealth management arm, HK Financial Services, return to the Best Of list in the categories of accounting, wealth management and business consulting – a commanding performance the firm attributes to its commitment to top-flight client service, including an 11-point customer service program.

Whether the largest Iowa-based CPA firm is doing the books, building a portfolio or giving advice, “we have a strong history of being advisory and proactive, and really getting to know our clients’ business,” said Kyle Kunz, partner-in-charge at the firm’s Cedar Rapids office. “For instance, we do more than accounting. We offer advisory and consulting services and truly get to know our clients well beyond ‘let’s get your taxes paid, so you don’t go to jail.’”

Mr. Kunz said the firm employs a full-time client experience professional dedicated to ensuring needs are met or exceeded, and that questions or problems are addressed within 24 hours.

“We want to know how our people are doing – we give rewards and we hold ourselves accountable from the top down,” he said, adding that goes not only for clients, but for “the way we treat each other.”

Honkamp Krueger has plenty of financial muscle behind its service focus. The firm most recently ranked at No. 62 on Accounting Today’s 2018 Top 100 list, reporting $81.2 million in revenue, while HK Financial Services was named a Top 100 wealth advisor by Forbes.

– Katharine Carlon

 

BEST ACCOUNTING FIRM

Honkamp Krueger & Co.

4 TIMES ON LIST

1st Runner Up: Bohr, Dahm, Greif & Associates

2nd Runner Up: BerganKDV

 

BEST BUSINESS CONSULTING

Honkamp Krueger & Co.

3 TIMES ON LIST

1st Runner Up: RSM US LLP

2nd Runner Up: Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman

 

BEST WEALTH MANAGEMENT

HK Financial Services

2 TIMES ON LIST

1st Runner Up: RSM US Wealth Management

2nd Runner Up: United Iowa Financial