Bill Weigel personifies the definition of a “traditional” accountant. Long before accountants were told to promote themselves, the “traditional” accountant won your trust not by telling you what he could do, but by doing it. Dedicated to his profession and his clients, the traditional accountant believed good work was the best kind of advertising. Thus, he diligently “worked your numbers.” Studying your documents closely, your accountant got to know your financial needs even more clearly than you. Bill embodies this level of dedication to his profession and clients.
Bill began his accounting career in 1973 with the Internal Revenue Service, and one year later made the shift to public accounting when he joined a national firm that specialized in serving the middle market. Bill joined Selden Fox as a senior accountant when it was established in 1978, and has remained steadfastly committed to the firm’s principles. Over the course of his career, Bill worked his way up through the ranks to become one of the firm's owners in 1983. He served as president of the firm from 2006 to September 2018.
Throughout his career, Bill has provided audit, tax and consulting services to closely held middle-market companies and their owners. He gained extensive experience serving clients in the manufacturing, distributing, finance, and media and publishing sectors. In addition, Bill developed a specialized non-profit niche that serves religious organizations, private schools and social service organizations.
Bill is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Illinois CPA Society. He is also an associate member of the Media Financial Management Association. He is active with MGI Worldwide, the firm’s international network of accounting firms, and chairs the North American Coordinating Committee of MGI. Bill holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting from Loyola University Chicago.
Outside the office, Bill serves on several non-profit boards and enjoys traveling with his wife, and recently returned from a seven-country European tour.