Lisa Binau, CPA and Client Manager, and Jim Wurbs, Partner, of Dunning and Associates CPAs took the first step towards becoming a modern firm when they joined Rootworks in 2012. To align with their vision of becoming a more modernized firm by simplifying processes and utilizing innovative technology, they partnered with ADP to implement RUN Powered by ADP® Payroll for Partners (RUN for Partners). The firm moved 85 clients to RUN for Partners and was able to streamline the payroll process, onboard clients electronically, process payroll faster than ever and provide training on the payroll system for staff and clients more efficiently. Being able to effortlessly make the move to remote workspaces during the pandemic without missing a beat was a huge win for them as well. Jim claims that firms today need to invest in better, faster and more innovative technologies to run a better operation, and RUN for Partners is the platform for the modern firm.

It’s always functional! There are no regressions or rollbacks to deal with, which allows us to continue business as usual with zero hiccups.

Jim Wurbs, Partner
Dunning & Associates CPAs


  • The biggest obstacle the firm needed to address was the elevated number of tax notices and a disconnected technology ecosystem for managing client payrolls. Overall, their previous, disparate system was cumbersome and made for a daunting tie-out process every quarter, plus a clumsy training experience for staff.

How ADP helped

  • ADP RUN for Partners helped their firm increase efficiency, streamline processes and access data at a whole new level to better serve clients and operate at peak efficiency.