Top 100 Firm Sikich LLP added the public accounting and consulting firm, Hill & White LLC, to its team. The merger went into effect on December 1.

Hill & White now operates under the Sikich name and have already relocated to its Decatur, Ill. office.

“We are very excited about adding the Hill & White team to our Decatur practice,” Tom Krehbiel, partner-in-charge of Sikich’s Central Illinois practice, said in a statement.

Hill & White owner and managing member David White will join Sikich as a partner. White has more than 20 years of experience in public accounting and holds a degree in accounting from Millikin University in Decatur.

Other staff additions include Amy Allen as a manager, three full-time employees, and one contractual team member.

“We are thrilled about this merger, and everyone is eager to make a significant, positive impact as Sikich team members,” White said in a statement. “I am confident that our dedication and increased access to professional resources will benefit our existing clients tremendously.”

“The transition to Sikich will be seamless, and it will demonstrate that we are the same team with the same commitment and knowledge—just with more resources to help our clients reach new levels of growth and success."