Baker Tilly’s Alex Walther and Matthew O’Leary Honored with AICPA Standing Ovation Awards

WASHINGTON (October 26, 2016) – Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) today announced that Alex Walther and Matthew O’Leary recently were each honored by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) with the Standing Ovation Award for professional achievement in the field of forensic accounting and business valuation.

Walther is a senior manager in Baker Tilly’s forensic, litigation, and valuation services practice and has been with the firm since 2007. Walther specializes in working on complex litigation services, forensic accounting and valuation services assignments for businesses ranging from start-up entities to Fortune 100 companies.

O’Leary is a senior consultant in the firm’s forensic, litigation, and valuation services group and has been with the firm since 2011. His forensic experience includes digital forensic analysis, white-collar crime investigations and tax fraud investigations. O’Leary is a Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) and is a member of the AICPA CITP Champion program. O’Leary has also been selected as a recipient of the 2016 AICPA Information Management and Technology Assurance (IMTA) Standing Ovation award.

The AICPA established the Standing Ovation recognition program to recognize young CPAs in forensic accounting or business valuation who exhibit exemplary professional achievement. Recipients of this year’s awards will be recognized during the 2016 Forensic & Valuation Services Conference in Nashville, Tennessee in November.

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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.