About Our Firm

Learn about the mission, history, and values of our firm.

Wm. Bradley Ogden, CPA was founded in April 2000 when William Bradley Ogden acquired the established accounting practice of another CPA who was retiring (click here to read Brad's bio). From the beginning, Brad has strived to create an environment that welcomes both new and returning clients and provide the high level of expertise they expect. He and his staff have worked diligently to develop a powerful reputation for the firm, one promising attention to detail, efficiency, and personal care for each customer.

"Our mission is to provide businesses and individuals in Southern Illinois with superior quality audit, bookkeeping, payroll, tax and consulting services. For both individual and corporate clients, we establish meaningful relationships in a respectful and friendly environment to ensure effective communication and accuracy, allowing us to provide services that ultimately yield the greatest possible outcome for our customers."

Brad has over 35 years of high-level experience in accounting and finance, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the national professional association of CPAs with more than 360,000 members in business and industry, public practice and education. As an AICPA member, he and his firm have access to an array of resources for special issues necessitating an advanced degree of expertise. Membership also requires compliance with especially rigorous continuing education standards and the firm's participation in a practice-monitoring peer review program of unprecedented scope in the CPA profession or any other. Wm. Bradley Ogden, CPA has consistently received the highest rating given upon completion of each peer review, which helps assure clients that the firm meets the accounting profession's high standards of professionalism and is committed to improving the quality of its practice.

Wm. Bradley Ogden, CPA has grown steadily over the years, primarily through word of mouth and personal references, as Brad has brought his formidable experience and expertise gained in the corporate world to the small community environment.  Wm. Bradley Ogden, CPA offers payroll, bookkeeping, tax and audit services, and specializes in financial statement and tax return preparation for individuals, traditional and subchapter S corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies, trusts and estates, as well as a wide variety of consulting services for individuals and all forms of business entities (click here for more information about our services). Wm. Bradley Ogden, CPA currently provides services to over 500 clients. The vast majority of these individuals and businesses reside in the Southern Illinois area, however the firm also has customers all over the world with a number of clients located out of state and overseas.

Wm. Bradley Ogden, CPA maintains a strong track record for quality service over the past 17 years. With the combined knowledge of our owner and staff, individuals and businesses can rely on our firm to deliver professional and customized service in a welcoming environment for years to come.