Bill Hickl

Bill Hickl

Tax Southwest Regional Managing Partner; Tax Office Managing Partner; Private Client Services Southwest Region Co-Leader


BDO Houston Office



Executive Summary

Throughout his more than 35 years with BDO, Bill Hickl has cultivated a reputation as an accessible and common-sense resource for both his clients and business colleagues inside and outside of the firm. His core technical strengths include tax planning and compliance for closely held businesses, including federal tax, transaction planning, and Texas franchise tax. 

Bill is also the tax advisor to numerous high-net-worth clients, including senior management of some of Houston’s largest public companies.

Outside of the firm, he lends his time to several charitable organizations.

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of CPAs
Houston Chapter of TSCPA
Screen Actors Guild
Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants
Zen-Do Kai Martial Arts Association


M.B.A., Finance, Texas A&M University
B.B.A., Accounting, University of Houston

Community Involvement

City of Sugar Land 4B Corporation, Board Member
Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, Past Board Member and Treasurer
KickStart Foundation, Board Member and Finance Committee Chair
KickStart Foundation, Houston Advisory Board Member Chair
Literacy Council of Ft. Bend County, Board Member and Past Chair
St. Laurence Catholic Church, Sugar Land, Texas, Finance Council Member
Sugar Creek Homeowner’s Association, Board Member and Past President
University of Houston Alumni Association, Board Member