Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP at a Glance


  • “Firm culture and colleagues—a very inviting and exciting place to work everyday”
  • “Challenging work”
  • “Work/life balance”


  • “Amount of hours worked during busy season”
  • “Same workload as the Big 4 but paid less and without the name recognition”
  • “Performance feedback could be better”

The Buzz

  • “Strong firm for size
  • “Lots of former Deloitte people”
  • “Fast growing, scrappy”
  • “Big 4 wannabe”

About Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP


On the rise

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (commonly known as Baker Tilly) has 31 offices and nearly 2,500 staff members. In October 2014, it merged with Philadelphia-based accounting firm ParenteBeard to create one of the 12 largest accounting firms in the U.S. 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, health care, 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 Timothy Christen, its chairman and CEO. Christen is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, and has been named one of 100 most influential people in accounting by Accounting Today.  In October 2015, Christen will become chairman of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the world's largest member accounting association, with more than 400,000 members in 145 countries.

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

205 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (800) 362-7301
Vault ID: 38475


  • Employer Type: Private Partnership
  • CEO: Timothy L. Christen
  • 2015 Employees: 2,500

Major Office Locations

  • Chicago, IL

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