Will Bader, CPA


Will Bader, CPA is a Principal at Merit Advisors. Will focuses on growing the sales tax practice by expanding and developing Merit’s team and tools, managing a diverse set of client engagements and expanding the firm’s existing pipeline of work. He brings both in-depth technical sales tax knowledge and practical experience at every step of the sales tax life cycle, having worked in diverse areas from compliance, automation and process improvement to refund reviews, audit defense and acquisitions.

With 45 different states collecting sales tax—each with its own rules—and the complexities of industries such as oil and gas and manufacturing, Will enjoys the fresh challenges his work brings daily. He takes particular satisfaction in helping clients identify refund opportunities and minimize assessments.

Prior to joining Merit, Will worked in tax consulting and forensic accounting at Grant Thornton, and served as an analyst at the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. He is active with industry associations including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Institute for Professionals in Taxation.

Will received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Texas A&M University, and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the state of Texas.