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Recent News & Blog / SEK wins two categories in Tri-State’s Best Awards

SEK, CPAs & Advisors won two categories in Herald Mail Media’s Tri-State’s Best Awards for 2023: SEK was voted Best Accounting Firm and William F. Fritts, II, CPA, CVA, Member of the Firm, was voted Best Accountant

In the newspaper’s annual Tri-State’s Best Awards, readers nominate and vote for their favorite businesses and business professionals.

This is Bill’s fifth time receiving the Best Accountant title, previously winning this award in 2017, 2019, 2020 and 2022. In 2021, Manager Hillary M. Grove, CPA, was voted Best Accountant. Team members have held the Best Accountant category for five consecutive years. This is SEK’s second consecutive year being voted Best Accounting Firm.

Bill joined SEK in 1996 and was admitted as a Member of the Firm in 2001. He co-leads the firm’s Tax & Accounting Services Department and previously served as the Member-in-Charge of the Hagerstown office for 15 years. He provides accounting and tax services to a wide spectrum of businesses and individuals, as well as valuation services primarily for estates and buy-sell agreements. Bill has been a guest speaker on various tax topics and an instructor of numerous undergraduate and graduate-level business classes at Shenandoah University and Shepherd University.

Thank you to all who nominated and voted for SEK and Bill Fritts! For a full list of winners, visit

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