By Richard Crist—
MUNCIE, IN – Longstanding public accounting and advisory firms, Whitinger & Company LLC, and J.P. Kane & Co., LLC announced today they have executed a definitive agreement whereby J.P. Kane & Co. will merge into Whitinger & Company to expand and enhance the professional services of the two firms. The merged company will operate as Whitinger & Company LLC. J.P. Kane & Co. principal, John Kane will join Whitinger as a Member/Owner and will oversee the firm’s Fishers office.
Founded in 1930 with Indiana offices in Muncie and Fishers, Whitinger & Company is recognized as one of the top fifty accounting and advisory firms in Indiana. Whitinger is a full-service firm with associates providing a wide array of services including Tax Planning and Preparation, Accounting and Bookkeeping, Audit and Compliance, QuickBooks Pro Advisor Services, Business Valuation, and Estate Planning. Additionally, the firm’s affiliate company, Whitinger Financial Advisors, provides investment management and planning services.
“The addition of John and the talented members of his team is another step in fulfilling key strategic initiatives including ourcommitment to provide exceptional service and value for our clients while expanding our service area in Indiana and beyond,”stated Whitinger & Company Managing Member, T.J. Bush.
“John and his staff have a strong reputation and an established trackrecord of success, and we found that our firms share common values of quality and personal service. By combining our twoorganizations and leveraging our talented teams, we will be better positioned to serve clients and capitalize on growthopportunities. The consistent leadership John will provide in our Fishers office will prove significant for staff development and client service.” —T.J.Bush
J.P. Kane & Co. was founded in 1997 by John P. Kane, CPA. John and a team of professionals provide a wide range of services including Tax Preparation and Planning for Businesses and Individuals and Accounting Services including Compilations, Financial Statement Reporting, Bookkeeping, Payroll, and QuickBooks consulting.
“By merging with Whitinger & Co. we are able to partner with an outstanding CPA & Advisory firm that has the knowledge and resources to strengthen our client relationships. We are fortunate to have had a long- standing professional relationship with them,” stated John Kane. “This will be an outstanding opportunity to continue serving those we have had the pleasure of working with in the past and build new relationships for many more years.”
The combined firm will consist of nearly fifty professionals with extraordinary strength in core services such as Accounting, Assurance, Tax Planning & Preparation, and Bookkeeping & Payroll for institutional and individual clients. This merger will also enhance the firm’s specialty services such as Complex Tax Consultation, Business Valuation, Fraud & Forensic Accounting, Estate Planning, Business Consulting, and Financial Planning.
The merged practice will serve clients in East Central Indiana, across the state, and around the country while operating out of Whitinger’s two offices in Muncie and Fishers. For more information about Whitinger & Company, visit their website at www.whitinger.com.