About Us

Whitley Penn was established in 1983 by three founding partners: B. Glen Whitley, Jim Penn and Mark Topel. The firm has become one of the region’s most distinguished accounting firms by providing exceptional service that reaches far beyond traditional accounting.

The primary mission of Whitley Penn – from its inception to today – has been to provide an unmatched level of high quality service to our clients. This is accomplished in three ways:

  1. Hiring the best of the best
  2. Having a detailed knowledge of the intricate business of accounting
  3. Constantly innovating to refine our practice

Focus on this mission ensures consistent improvement as our firm continues to expand, diversify and grow its clients, services, and professionals.

Business accounting services we provide include, but are not limited to:


Our steady growth over the past 30 years reflects our knack for hiring individuals with talent and integrity, and our ability to stay one step ahead of the issues our clients face in an ever-changing business landscape.

Our unyielding commitment to quality services has helped us land on the “Best of the Best” list of INSIDE Public Accounting’s rankings of the top 25 accounting firms in the U.S., for more than a decade.

Today with offices in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston, 53 partners, and more than 400 exceptional employees, and a worldwide network affiliation via Nexia International, we are strategically positioned to grow and excel in the future.


Whitley Penn is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity.  We take affirmative action to offer employment and advancement opportunities to all applicants including minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.  We recruit, employ, train, compensate and promote without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.