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Jochen (Joe) U. Haehner

Principal, Firmwide Germany Services Desk Leader

Joe Haehner, principal and firm-wide Germany Services Desk Leader, joined Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP in 2015. Joe has more than 15 years of experience living, working, and studying in both Germany and the United States. He is responsible for leading the firm’s German service line developing relationships with German-American businesses focusing specifically in the automotive industry. Joe is also an integral part of the Baker Tilly Industry Centers of Excellence Technical Committee responsible for international accounting and consulting topics.


  • International executive in both the US and German markets providing assurance and related consulting services, particularly in the areas of financial audit (IFRS, US GAAP, German GAAP), ICFR audit (SOX404), GAAP conversion, carve-out consulting, vendor due diligence, IPO (readiness, PMO, execution), and process optimization
  • Clients and projects include automotive and technological businesses, and consumer product private and public multi-nationals
  • German CPA (Wirtschaftsprüfer)
  • German Tax Advisor (Steuerberater)


  • German Chamber of Public Auditors (Wirtschaftsprüferkammer K.d.O.R.)
  • Institute of German Public Auditors (Institut der Wirtschaftsprüfer e.V.)
  • German Chamber of Tax Advisors (Steuerberaterkammer)
  • German-American Chamber of Commerce (GACC)
  • Young Executive Club (YEC), German American Chamber of Commerce
  • Founders Juniors Council (JFC), Detroit Institute of Art
  • The Union League Club of Chicago (ULCC)

Thought Leadership

  • Co-author of a commentary (German GAAP, IFRS & German Tax)
  • Co-author tax encyclopedia (German GAAP, IFRS & German Tax)


University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
Master of Business Administration (Executive Program)

Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (Stuttgart, Germany)
Diplom-Betriebswirt (DH)

The Open University (United Kingdom)
Bachelor of Arts