New Baker Tilly Survey Examines Current and Future State of US Automotive Industry

Survey will benchmark sales expectations and growth trends over next 12 months

CHICAGO (May 7, 2014) – Baker Tilly International, the world’s 8th largest network of independent accounting and business advisory firms, has launched a new survey to examine the current and future state of the U.S. automotive industry. Independent network member Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) is a participant in the global study1.

“By collaborating with and sharing best practices with other Baker Tilly International member firms, we are able to deliver significant added value to our clients across the country,” said Baker Tilly Partner Mike Mader. “The U.S. Automotive Industry Survey is another example of how our collaborative approach helps us serve clients as Valued Business Advisors.”

Dealerships that would like to take part in the survey, which should take less than five minutes to complete, can access the questionnaire at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PXT8DGY.

The high-level analysis and commentary in the findings report will allow U.S. auto dealerships to compare their expectations for sales, overall growth, investments and expenditures over the next twelve months against other dealerships across the country. Survey results will be published in June 2014.

The closing date for survey participation is May 14, 2014.

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.

About Baker Tilly International (www.bakertillyinternational.com)

Baker Tilly International is the world’s 8th largest network of independent accounting and business advisory firms, by combined fee income of its independent members. Every day, over 27,000 people in 161 member firms in 137 countries provide accountancy and business services to entrepreneurial, growing businesses and corporations worldwide.

1The following Baker Tilly International member firms are participating in the U.S. Automotive Dealers Survey: Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, BlumShapiro, MBAF, Mountjoy Chilton Medley and RubinBrown.