Nicole Bencik

Nicole Bencik

Managing Partner, Tax

225 West Wacker Dr.

Suite 2600

Chicago, Illinois 60606-1224

United States

Nicole Bencik (Niki) is the managing partner of the Crowe tax services group with more than 25 years of experience. Since assuming her role in 2021, she oversees a comprehensive suite of tax compliance and consulting services across multiple industries. Niki's leadership is characterized by a forward-thinking approach, fostering a culture of continuous transformation within the team. She ensures that Crowe's clients are well-equipped to navigate the complexities of regulatory changes, resource constraints, and a competitive talent landscape. Her emphasis on learning and upskilling has empowered the Crowe Tax team to advance their careers with a focus on digital innovation and global perspectives, all while having fun.

Before her tenure as tax managing partner, Niki served as the leader of not-for-profit tax services at Crowe with clients ranging from higher education institutions, healthcare providers, trade associations, private foundations, cultural arts organizations, governmental entities, and other not-for-profit organizations.

Niki is a recognized authority in tax practices, frequently speaking and contributing insights on how tax executives can optimize their departments and address evolving challenges. She has shared her expertise with prominent organizations such as the Tax Executives Institute and Bloomberg Tax, among others.

Professional affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants member
  • Illinois Society of Certified Public Accountants


  • Bachelor of Science, Accounting
    DePaul University, Chicago, IL
  • Masters, Tax
    University of Illinois, Urbana, IL