Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP at a Glance


  • “Highly intelligent, talented people and collaborative team environment where everyone’s treated with respect”
  • “Flexible schedules and ability to work independently and from home”
  • “The challenging and wide range of engagements and projects you get to work on”


  • “Long hours during busy season”
  • “Stress”
  • “Compensation is below average for the area”

The Buzz

  • “Solid firm, good reputation”
  • “Respected regional firm”
  • “Aggressive”
  • “Not well known”

About Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (commonly known as Baker Tilly) has some 35 offices and more than 2,700 staff members. In October 2014, it merged with Philadelphia-based accounting firm ParenteBeard to create one of the 15 largest accounting firms in the U.S. Baker Tilly is an independent member firm of Baker Tilly International, a global accounting and consulting network with $3.8 billion in annual revenues and 33,600 staff members in 147 locations. 

In addition to accounting, tax, and assurance services, Baker Tilly offers a range of business consulting services, including business technology, financial and estate planning, forensic, valuation, and litigation services, governmental software and systems, international, mergers and acquisitions, operations and process improvement, private equity, private investment banking, search and staffing, retirement plan consulting, risk management, strategic tax, and wealth management. 

The firm serves several industries, including construction and real estate, distribution, energy and utilities, federal government, financial institutions, government contractors, healthcare, higher education, law and professional, manufacturing and distribution, not-for-profits, restaurants, renewable energy, retail and commercial, and state and local governments. 

The firm is led by chairman and CEO Alan Whitman, who took over as chief executive officer in June 2016. Whitman, a graduate of Indiana University, joined Baker Tilly in 2003.

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Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

205 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (800) 362-7301


  • Employer Type: Private Partnership
  • Chairman & CEO: Alan D. Whitman
  • 2018 Employees: 2,700

Major Office Locations

  • Chicago, IL