(Paducah, KY) – The partners and staff at Kemper CPA Group LLP are pleased to announce a merger with Hawkins & Company, Inc., effective November 1, 2020. The firm will operate under the Kemper CPA Group LLP name and will be located at the existing Kemper CPA Group office in Paducah, Kentucky. Partners and staff from Hawkins & Company will remain on staff at Kemper CPA Group LLP.

Hawkins & Company has been serving the Paducah area since 1991, and the merger strengthens Kemper CPA Group’s presence in Western Kentucky.

Tony Rubenacker, managing partner of Kemper CPA Group LLP, said of the merger, “We are proud of our firm’s 62-year history and always appreciate the opportunity to partner with firms that have similar histories of success. Hawkins & Company shares our philosophy of helping our clients grow and succeed, and we are enthusiastic about continuing the high level of service and expertise our firms have been known for. We are excited for the future of our Paducah office, and we look forward to continuing to serve the Western Kentucky market.”

Kemper CPA Group, a Top 100 accounting firm, was established in Mt. Carmel, Illinois in 1958 and currently operates 30 offices in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and California. Corporate headquarters are in Evansville, Indiana. Services offered include tax planning and preparation, consulting, asset management services, medical practice management, forensic accounting, and business valuations. Additional services include employee benefit plan administration, as well as auditing, bookkeeping, payroll services, computer network design and installation, and accounting software implementation.