Wolinski & Company Signs Merger Agreement with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause

CHICAGO (June 2, 2015) - Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) has announced that it signed an agreement to merge with Wolinski & Company, C.P.A., P.C. (Wolinski), an accounting and consulting firm located in Detroit, Michigan. Marina Houghton, Wolinski’s founder and president, will join Baker Tilly as managing partner of Baker Tilly’s Michigan practice.

Wolinski has provided high-quality accounting and consulting services throughout the region, and has been recognized for its expertise in delivering value for healthcare, governmental and not-for-profit organizations for almost 25 years.

“We are very enthusiastic about our merger with Wolinski & Company,” said Alan Whitman, chief executive officer-elect of Baker Tilly. “Marina and her team share our solutions-driven approach and have a long track record of delivering results for clients. The combination will solidify our expertise in key strategic areas, and is a fit with our commitment to providing exceptional client service.”

Houghton and Wolinski have helped some of the largest governmental, healthcare and non-profit organizations in the southeast Michigan region achieve their business goals with pre-audit, audit, compliance, Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) implementations and consulting services. Wolinski has served a variety of organizations including hospitals, county and municipal governments.

Houghton has served on committees for several professional and non-profit organizations, including the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants, the Healthcare Financial Management Association, Detroit Zoological Society, Wayne State University, Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation, and Grosse Pointe Foundation for Public Education.

“The Wolinski team is very much looking forward to joining Baker Tilly,” said Houghton. “We will work to further build Baker Tilly’s reputation as a leader in the profession. Their dedication to being Valued Business Advisors aligns well with Wolinski’s long-term vision of providing customized solutions that exceed our clients’ expectations. We believe our clients will immediately see the benefits of the exceptional combination of the two firms,” Houghton added.

Baker Tilly will add approximately 20 Wolinski team members and keep Wolinski’s downtown office. “The renewing vitality of Detroit’s city center should be a great point of pride for the region. We are pleased to now have a Detroit office which reinforces our commitment to serving our clients both in the city and regionally,” Whitman added.

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.