Baker Tilly Completes Merger with SF&Company

CHICAGO (November 2, 2015) –Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) and SF&Company, CPAs and Business Advisors (SF&Company), have completed their merger, strengthening Baker Tilly’s growing position in the Northeast and providing SF&Company team members with greater resources and specialization to serve clients.  

“The successful completion of our merger with SF&Company is another milestone in the growth of Baker Tilly’s national presence,” Baker Tilly Chief Executive Officer-Elect Alan D. Whitman said. “The combination expands our resources to the benefit of clients of both firms and increases opportunity for all of our team members.”

The merger was announced in August 2015. At the time of the announcement, Baker Tilly and SF&Company stated that the combination was a good fit based on the two firms shared cultures and strategies.

“We are extremely pleased with the progress of our integration with Baker Tilly,” SF&Company’s Firm Managing Shareholder John J. Cardello said. “The feedback from our clients has been exceedingly positive and they continue to state that they are looking forward to the value our combined firms will deliver,” Cardello added.

SF&Company, with over 100 employees and offices in York, Harrisburg and State College, is an established, widely respected firm that has provided outstanding professional services to clients primarily in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware for 65 years.

“Baker Tilly has a long history of successful mergers and merger integrations,” Whitman said. “SF&Company and Baker Tilly are complementary organizations with similar cultures and a similar approach to client service. We expect a seamless integration that will be positive and productive for all of our clients and team members.”

The name of the merged firm is Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP.

About Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (

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 2,800 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 territories, with 33,600 professionals. The combined worldwide revenue of independent member firms is $3.4 billion.