Baker Tilly named as one of the 2012 Best Accounting Firms to Work for by Accounting Today

CHICAGO - Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) was recently named as one of the 2012 Best Accounting Firms to Work for. This annual list was created by Accounting Today and Best Companies Group to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in the accounting industry.

“We are honored that our employees recognize Baker Tilly as a best place to work," said Timothy L. Christen, CEO of Baker Tilly. “We work hard to create an environment where our people know they are highly valued and able to perform at their personal and professional best. We are very proud of our employees and our firm and are grateful for this recognition."

Accounting firms from across the country entered the two-part survey process to determine the Best Accounting Firms to Work for. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated firm's workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. The combined scores determined the top firms and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration, survey and analysis process and determined the final rankings.

The Best Accounting Firms to Work for list is made up of a total of 100 companies, split into three groups: 47 small-sized companies (15-49 employees), 45 medium-sized companies (50-249 employees) and 8 large-sized companies (more than 250 employees). Baker Tilly has been named one of the Best Accounting Firms to Work for in the large-sized company category. To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be a for-profit or not-for-profit business;
  • Be a publicly or privately held business;
  • Have a facility in the United States;
  • Have at least 15 employees working in the United States;
  • Must be in business a minimum of 1 year;
  • Be an accounting firm.

The ranking of the 5th annual Best Accounting Firms to Work for will be unveiled at an awards ceremony sponsored by ADP during Accounting Today’s 2nd Annual Growth & Profitability Summit on October 28th – October 30th at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton, Florida. Baker Tilly, along with the other list-making firms, will also be published in the December issue of Accounting Today.

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Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) is a leading advisory, tax and assurance firm whose specialized professionals guide clients through an ever-changing business world, helping them win now and anticipate tomorrow. Headquartered in Chicago, Baker Tilly, and its affiliated entities, have operations in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. 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. Visit or join the conversation on LinkedInFacebook and Twitter.