about us

wpm Washington, Pittman & McKeever, LLC (WPM) is an accounting and management consulting firm providing businesses and individuals with audit, accounting, tax and advisory services.  Founded in 1939 by Mary T. Washington who was the first African-American female CPA in the United States, WPM is one of Chicago’s most established professional accounting and consulting firms.  Our clientele includes corporations, non-profit entities, financial institutions, utility and manufacturing companies, retail and service corporations, and state and local government entities.

WPM is a member of the Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). WPM is in the Security Exchange Commission (SEC) practice section of the AICPA and is subject to the peer review by that section. We are also registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB).

Our Mission
To provide exceptional audit, accounting, management consulting, taxation, and business and personal financial services. Satisfying the needs of our clients is of paramount importance as we endeavor to provide services meeting the highest standards of our profession.  We intend to be recognized as a leading CPA firm and as a significant contributor to our profession and community.

We will staff all our engagements with individuals who possess the highest caliber of professional skills and will operate our firm so that employees experience professional growth, financial rewards, and a balanced family and community life.

Our Vision
To help our clients manage change and achieve success by merging our professional strengths with their business needs and deliver value by:
  • communicating the total picture with clarity and objectivity
  • translating complex information into critical knowledge
  • anticipating and creating opportunities
  • designing pathways that transform vision into reality