What is it really like at WK?


Public accounting is a demanding industry. We work hard to serve our clients with excellence and exceed their expectations. But that doesn’t mean we can’t have a little fun. Whether we are relaxing, working together toward a common purpose or getting to know each other and our families in a less formal setting, WK makes time for activities that support a healthy work environment.

Varied career paths, shared commitment to client service.

Some started with Williams-Keepers LLC as interns. Others arrived fresh from college graduation, eager to begin a career in public accounting. And some joined the firm having gained professional experience at other firms located throughout the United States. As different as their backgrounds might be, WK partners and associates share a common goal: earning the role of trusted business advisor to the firm’s clients.

Recognized by Accounting Today as one of the Top Firms in the Midwest in 2016 and 2017, WK is the largest certified public accounting and business consulting firm in Central Missouri. In addition to audit, accounting and tax services, WK provides a variety of consulting services for clients that represent a broad range of industries and interests. Relying on collaboration and the collective expertise of 52 certified public accountants, the firm seeks to provide valuable resources that offer a high level of value beyond traditional compliance services.

WK’s culture thrives on a diversity of backgrounds and experiences united around a common goal. As you evaluate options for your career in public accounting, consider this: can you picture yourself at WK?

Firm Events

We provide multiple opportunities during the year for WK members and associates and their families to gather and get to know each other. WK’s “fun committee” plans events such as movie nights, hayrides, couples gatherings, family picnics and tailgate parties.

We also ensure our meetings, retreats and year-end celebrations mix business with fun even at our busiest time of the year.


Supporting our communities

WK is committed to serving the communities in which we live and work, continuing a legacy of service established by our firm’s founders.

We believe helping others is the right thing to do. You’ll find our members and associates volunteering for local organizations, donating to important causes, and holding leadership positions in civic and charitable organizations. The firm provides our people with the time and resources to make a difference, and we have fun doing it!

Due to the COVID-19 virus, WK is temporarily closed to the public through Friday, April 24, 2020.

Clients may share information with the firm in the following formats:

1.) use of the firm’s client secure, website based portal and LeapFile system for the delivery of electronic documents; and

2.) delivery to the firm using the United States Postal Service or another commercial delivery service.

Click here for a short message from WK Chairman Jeff Echelmeier, CPA

Clients can continue to call both offices during the hours of 8:00 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Please call 573-635-6196 (Jefferson City), or 573-442-6171 (Columbia) if you have questions.