About Us

A Message From Our Managing Partner

Change is constant. Our commitment to ongoing education and process innovation reinforces our efforts to stay on top of the ever-changing financial landscape. At Whitley Penn, we’re providing our clients with solutions and resources so that they have the confidence to make the most of their next opportunity.

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Our Mission

The primary mission of Whitley Penn, from its inception to today, has been to provide an unmatched level of high quality service to our clients. Focusing on this mission ensures consistent improvement as our firm continues to expand, diversify and grow its clients, services, and professionals.

Hiring the Best of the Best

Having Detailed Knowledge

Constantly Innovating

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We have consistently been recognized for hiring the “Best of the Best” by INSIDE Public Accounting. We are intentional when it comes to adding new team members who provide top services for our clients.

Our History

Whitley Penn was established in 1983 by three founding partners: B. Glen Whitley, Jim Penn, and Mark Topel (pictured below). Whitley Penn has fostered an environment that encourages entrepreneurial thinking and an “open-door policy.” The firm has become one of the region’s most distinguished public accounting firms by providing exceptional service that reaches far beyond traditional accounting. We believe in working in collaborative teams without creating any barriers to communication with management. We learn, innovate, and succeed by sharing knowledge, embracing diversity, and working together.

First photo in front of WP, 1983

Health & Wellness

When we make health and wellness a priority, we excel in both our personal and professional lives. Our wellness program, FitWhit, encourages team members to focus inward and make overall wellness a priority so that they can take better care of each other, their families, and their clients. FitWhit is dedicated to improving the physical and mental well-being of individuals by bringing healthy opportunities into our work environment.

Community Engagement

We partner with many organizations and community outreach initiatives that directly benefit those within the communities we serve.  Our professionals are dedicated to helping others and giving back by holding board positions as well as dedicating their time, talent and resources. We will continue to assist our communities in the same manner that we serve our clients – with sincere care and intent.

Our Awards

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Best Place for Working Parents 2022
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HLB International

Whitley Penn is a proud member of HLB International, a global network of independent advisory and accounting firms.

Formed in 1969, HLB services clients through their member firms in 159 countries, with more than 32,000 partners and staff in 968 offices worldwide.  HLB is currently the 11th largest global network and was named the Network of the Year at the 2020 Digital Accountancy Awards.

For more information about HLB, visit their website at www.hlb.global.

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