Oelerich, Reiling, & Miller, PC (“ORM”) and Centennial Tax & Accounting (“Centennial”) have merged. The partnership brings together two local firms to expand their expertise and combine resources in order to connect clients to financial opportunities through their trusted advice and service. The combination the two businesses is supported by the investment of Centennial’s parent company, Northwest Bank & Trust Company.
“We are thrilled to have Rick Oelerich, Doug Reiling and the ORM team join Centennial Tax & Accounting,” stated Adam Pelzer, CFO at Northwest Bank & Trust and an executive at Centennial. “They are an excellent fit for our entrepreneurial culture and our commitment to client service. We are excited to take this important step together for the benefit of our clients and our team.”
“I am proud of the firm that we’ve built over the past 45 years,” stated Rick Oelerich, LPA, EA, President at ORM. “We believe that our combined resources and talent position us to confidently serve the needs of our clients well into the future. Through this local partnership, we will continue to build meaningful client relationships and provide the fast, personalized attention that makes us unique.”
Centennial Tax & Accounting will now have 26 local professionals with over 400 years of combined expertise in tax, accounting, payroll, and advisory services for individuals, not-for-profits and small businesses in the Quad Cities. The ORM team will continue to work in their offices on Brady Street for the immediate future, eventually joining the rest of the Centennial team in the Northwest Bank NorthPark Tower. The merger closes on December 31, 2021. After closing, ORM will officially adopt the Centennial name and brand.
About Northwest Bank & Trust Company:
Northwest Bank & Trust Company is a family-owned community bank that has served the Quad Cities for over 80 years. The bank offers a full suite of banking products and services through its team of local banking experts. Northwest Bank & Trust Company provides tailored advice throughout all phases of life and continues to expand the ways they serve their customers. Northwest Bank & Trust’s Investment Management Group has assisted clients with trust, investment and estate planning services for over 50 years and currently has over $420 million in assets under management. The bank led the Quad Cities in the SBA Paycheck Protection Program, ranking #1 in jobs protected and loan volume assistance by size. The bank is also a top banking software provider that supports the operations of community banks and credit unions nationwide. In 2019, Northwest Bank & Trust Company expanded is financial service offerings through its investment subsidiary, Centennial Tax & Accounting, which provides tax and accounting services to thousands of individuals, small businesses, and entrepreneurs.
For further information, visit www.northwestbank.com
About Centennial Tax & Accounting:
Centennial Tax & Accounting provides a full range of tax, accounting, and advisory services designed to help clients make smart financial decisions. Centennial was formed through partnerships that bring local practices together with the shared mission to find the best solutions to address clients’ unique needs with a relationship-first approach. Centennial’s legacy of trusted advice spans over 45 years and its growing team consists of 26 local professionals with over 400 years of combined experience serving customers with roots in the Quad Cities.