Workiva and Frazier & Deeter Announce Strategic Partnership to Help Companies Modernize Governance, Risk and Compliance Processes

November 8, 2016

Frazier & Deeter Becomes “Wdesk Partner Certified” to Complement its Advisory Services

AMES, Iowa & ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Workiva (NYSE:WK), a leading provider of enterprise cloud solutions for productivity, accountability and insight into business data, and Frazier & Deeter, a nationally recognized CPA and advisory firm, jointly announced today a strategic partnership to help companies modernize governance, risk and compliance processes.

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“Workiva is proud to partner with Frazier & Deeter’s subject-matter expertise and advisory services to complement Wdesk implementation for the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) and risk management,” said Matt Rizai, Chairman and CEO of Workiva. “This partnership will help our customers control collaboration, improve financial transparency and mitigate enterprise risk.”

Frazier & Deeter is the first advisory firm to be “Wdesk Partner Certified,” which signifies the firm’s deep knowledge of Wdesk solutions.

“With our experience and knowledge in finance, accounting and audit, we will help companies migrate from outdated, legacy software to leverage the control and accountability features of Wdesk,” said Jason Sammons, a Frazier & Deeter Partner in its Process, Risk & Governance practice. “We are experts in implementing SOX and internal controls and incorporating internal audit into companies’ compliance and reporting processes.”

“We have already seen success when our professional services teams work closely with the Frazier & Deeter teams,” said Rizai. “These on-the-ground implementation teams are helping our customers streamline their processes and gain greater value from their risk management and control initiatives.”

“The capabilities of both companies align exceptionally well,” added Sammons. “We already do business with many of the same customers, so by working together our customers will be able to achieve their project goals faster and better than before.”

About Workiva

Workiva (NYSE:WK) created Wdesk, a cloud-based productivity platform for enterprises to collect, link, report and analyze business data with control and accountability. Thousands of organizations, including over 65 percent of the Fortune 500®, use Wdesk. The platform’s proprietary word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications are integrated and built upon a data management engine, offering synchronized data, controlled collaboration, granular permissions and a full audit trail. Wdesk helps mitigate enterprise risk, improve productivity and give users confidence to make decisions with real-time data. Workiva employs more than 1,200 people with offices in 16 cities. The company is headquartered in Ames, Iowa. For more information, visit

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About Frazier & Deeter

Frazier & Deeter is a nationally recognized CPA and advisory firm headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. The firm provides tailored services across a wide range of tax, audit, accounting and advisory needs to achieve each client's unique financial goals.

Frazier & Deeter has been named one of the 2016 Accounting Firms to Work For, the 56th largest CPA firm and one of the Fastest Growing CPA firms among the top 100 firms in the U.S. by Accounting Today magazine. Frazier & Deeter has also been named a Best of the Best CPA firm by INSIDE Public Accounting ten times. For more information, visit


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