125 South Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL

Tel: 815.484.5617


Audit and Accounting

Areas of Focus

  • Audits of all types of nonprofit organizations, grant-funded agencies, community-based organizations, municipalities, and local units of government 
  • Compliance audits 
  • Affordable housing audits 
  • Updating of policies and procedures
  • Process improvement
  • Sustainability 
  • Strategic planning
  • Organizational development 
  • Training on specialized topics for nonprofits
  • CSBG Organizational Standards
  • 2 CFR Part 200, OMB’s Uniform Guidance




Northern Illinois University
  • Bachelor of science degree in accountancy

George Persekian


George Persekian is a manager in Wipfli’s nonprofit and government practice and has over 10 years of experience in the industry as both an auditor and a consultant. He enjoys working with clients to ensure they receive exceptional value for all services provided.  George is always eager to help clients identify areas they can streamline for improvement to maximize their success. He is solution oriented and listens to clients to understand their whole organization, not just the financial side. George knows that for organizations to meet their mission, they need talented people, efficient processes, and exceptional technology. He works closely with the nonprofit and government practice consulting group to align client needs with value-added solutions. 


  • Six Sigma Green Belt
  • AICPA Nonprofit Certificate

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) - Member
  • Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS) - Member
  • Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), Rockford Chapter - Director of student activities 
  • Illinois Association of Museums - Board treasurer
  • Wipfli Campus Recruitment Committee - Member