Lisa Steele, Partner – Tax and Assurance

How does Baker Tilly’s focus on work/life balance impact you and how has it contributed to your success at Baker Tilly?

"Baker Tilly has recognized that it is important to support flexible work schedules. I have been working on a Flexible Work Arrangement for 7 years. This arrangement and the support of the firm have allowed me to continue with my career and have balance between my professional and personal lives.

I knew I wanted to continue to work after starting a family. The flexibility offered at Baker Tilly has given me balance, while also providing the same opportunities and daily challenge that I wanted."

Stewardship is one of Baker Tilly’s values. How has your involvement in philanthropic activities enriched your career?

"I’ve been involved in the Lawyers Have Heart 10K in Washington, DC that benefits the American Heart Association. Philanthropic involvement is so fulfilling because it allows me to be involved in the community and support a worthy cause while networking and getting to know people I might not otherwise meet."

Why do you choose to stay at Baker Tilly?

"I have been with the firm since 1999. I need to be challenged each day and my career at Baker Tilly provides that. The firm is built on client relationships and I enjoy the clients I work with- it is such a rewarding feeling to solve a client’s problem and add value to their businesses."