Baker Tilly Named to Vault Accounting 50 for Fifth Straight Year

Firm recognized for exceptional culture and client service excellence

CHICAGO (April 15, 2014) – Accounting and advisory firm Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) has been named to the Vault Accounting 50 for the fifth straight year, taking its place among the best accounting firms to work for in North America. The firm rose two spots to No. 9 from its 2014 ranking, bolstered by its strong industry reputation, recognition as an exceptional service provider and the quality of life it provides for its employees.

“We strive to foster a unique culture based on our commitment to developing our people and providing Exceptional Client Service,” said Baker Tilly Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Tim Christen. “We are honored to again be named to the Vault Accounting 50 list, and to be recognized by our employees and peers as both an innovative service provider and employer of choice.”

In addition to its overall ranking, Baker Tilly scored high on the survey’s diversity categories, as well as new peer-determined Practice Area rankings, included in the survey for the first time this year: audit & assurance (No. 10) and tax accounting (No. 8). Several of the firm’s Quality of Life rankings, determined by survey responses from Baker Tilly staff, reached the top 10 in this year’s survey, including firm leadership, work hours, relationship with managers, firm culture, compensation and overall satisfaction. The firm also ranked first among all firms in benefits for employees.

The Vault Accounting 50 rankings are the result of Vault’s annual accounting survey, conducted earlier this year. The survey asks more than 10,000 accounting industry professionals of all levels to assess their peer firms based on industry prestige and to assess their own firms based on various quality of life categories, including firm culture, compensation, overall satisfaction, training, diversity, hours and work/life balance. Vault uses a weighted formula that combines each firm’s prestige and quality of life rankings to create its overall “best to work for” ranking to determine the Vault Accounting 50. The complete list is available at

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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.