CHICAGO (April 18, 2016) – Accounting and advisory firm Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) has been named to the Vault Accounting 50 for the seventh consecutive year, taking its place among the best accounting firms to work for in North America.
Baker Tilly rose three spots to No. 9 from its 2016 ranking, led by strong practice area rankings, leading employee benefits offerings and the quality of life it provides for its employees.
“We are honored to be named among the top ten on the Vault Accounting 50 list,” Baker Tilly CEO-Elect Alan Whitman said. “It is tremendous recognition from our employees and peers—a reflection of our reputation for providing outstanding accounting and advisory services and our dedication to building a great firm culture.”
In 2016, Baker Tilly’s focus on culture led to the creation of policies intended to better balance work-life, including progressive parental leave and “Dress for your Day” policies. These augment the firm's SOAR diversity and inclusion program and our successful GROW initiative dedicated to the growth and retention of women leaders.
“We believe that exceptional client service starts with exceptional team members,” Baker Tilly Chief Human Resources Officer Karleen Mussman said. “The Vault awards indicate our commitment to them. We work to create a welcoming, collegial and enriching work experience for our employees, truly among the best and brightest in our profession.”
In addition to its overall ranking, Baker Tilly scored high on the survey’s quality of life categories, determined by survey responses from Baker Tilly staff, including employee benefits (No.4). Baker Tilly also scored high among industry peers in overall prestige (No. 9) and in practice area rankings: audit & assurance (No. 10), forensic accounting (No. 9) and tax accounting (No. 9).
The Vault Accounting 50 rankings are the result of Vault’s annual accounting survey, conducted earlier this year. The survey asks more than 10,000 accounting industry professionals of all levels to assess their peer firms based on industry prestige and to assess their own firms based on various quality of life categories, including firm culture, compensation, overall satisfaction, training, diversity, hours and work/life balance. Vault uses a weighted formula that combines each firm’s prestige and quality of life rankings to create its overall “best to work for” ranking to determine the Vault Accounting 50. The complete list is available at http://www.vault.com/company-rankings/accounting/vault-accounting-50/.
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About Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (bakertilly.com)
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) is a nationally recognized, full-service accounting and advisory firm whose specialized professionals connect with clients and their businesses through refreshing candor and clear industry insight. With approximately 2,700 employees across the United States, Baker Tilly is ranked as one of the 15 largest accounting and advisory firms in the country. Headquartered in Chicago, Baker Tilly is an independent member of Baker Tilly International, a worldwide network of independent accounting and business advisory firms in 147 countries, with 30,000 professionals. The combined worldwide revenue of independent member firms is $3.2 billion.