Ben Wilson

Partner and Vice President
Wichita, KS
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How I help . . .

The new buzz in the business world is to define your “why.” The “why” for me is truly doing my best to help others around me. That extends to the staff within our walls, and helping them to learn, grow, and advance in their careers. It also extends to our clients and working to understand their challenges, opportunities, and how we can help them.

Recently, I had the opportunity to work with a client who was attempting to pass the business that he founded and grew to a group of key employees who did not have the financial means to simply “buy it.” Working with the founder and the buyer group of employees to craft a buy-out that was both financially feasible, incredibly tax efficient, and allowed both sides to accomplish some safety nets and boundaries was an example of why I love what I do! The cherry on top was the ability to continue to work with the new owners and watch them continue to grow the business.

Our firm is growing alongside the increasing needs of the client, which allows us to help with complex tax planning, research and development credits, cost segregation, and other advisory services. Watching the effect that just this one transaction and client relationship has on the family tree for the seller, the buyer group, and the ripples that it will have for generations to come is incredibly rewarding!

MEET BEN
“I pride myself on bringing creative and pragmatic solutions to challenges both internally and externally. I strive to do so with a spirit of humility and kindness while believing that all things are possible through teamwork!”

Q&A with Ben

What does above+beyond mean to you?
Above+Beyond means going beyond the expected to bring more value to the results and relationships than were otherwise required.
What does being a strategic ally mean to you?
Being a strategic ally means that we will align with your goals and help to find pragmatic solutions to the challenges that you face.
What activity plays an important part in your life?
The various team sports that I have played throughout my life have helped to shape many attributes that I value today, including teamwork, work ethic, and a competitive drive to get better every day.
What are you most proud of and why?
Like most parents I would say that my children are a great source of pride for me. Watching my kids grow and develop on a continual basis gives many opportunities to be proud of new accomplishments and accolades.
What do you enjoy most about your work at Adams Brown?
My favorite part is unquestionably the people – those who I get to team up with internally as well as the clients we get to help.

Life Outside the Office


Hobbies & Interests

  • Hunting
  • Fishing
  • My children’s sporting activities
  • Boating
  • Camping

Little Known Facts

  • I have had braces twice (lost my retainers in college and had to have braces put back on).

My Professional History


Memberships

  • AICPA
  • KSCPA (former Central Chapter treasurer)
  • Wichita Independent Business Association
  • United Way Young Leaders

Education

  • Fort Hays State University
    • Bachelor of Accounting

Work Highlights

  • Year joined firm: 2009
  • Year entered accounting: 2009

Honors & Awards

  • KSCPA 20 up to 40
  • Wichita Business Journal 40 Under 40