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Nicole M. Szczepanek

Partner, CPA, MST
312 729 8163

Nicole Szczepanek, a partner within the manufacturing and distribution services team at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP, has more than 14 years of experience in providing tax services at an international accounting firm, prior to joining Baker Tilly in 2017. Her experience with privately held, public and burgeoning IPOs with domestic and global footprints distinguish her as a well-rounded, highly skilled tax professional.


  • Specializes in U.S. tax accounting, planning, consulting and compliance for manufacturing and distribution, food and beverage, technology, consumer goods and private equity clients with C-corporation and partnership entity structures
  • Works closely with business owners and officers to provide tax and business solutions for complex issues and transactions
  • Develops and implements tax saving strategies for clients, as well as tax projections, to help clients manage cash flow needs
  • Collaborates with other specialists within the Firm to assist clients in addressing specialty tax and audit planning needs


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Ravinia Associates Board, Member
  • Alphonsus Academy & Center for the Arts Mothers Club


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bachelor of Science in Accountancy

DePaul University (Chicago, Illinois)
Master of Science in Taxation