Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP at a Glance


  • “The people are wonderful to work with; we all get along great together”
  • “Growth, learning, and advancement opportunities”
  • “Work/life balance and flexibility”


  • “Busy season can be challenging”
  • “Pay could be slightly better”
  • “Office politics”

The Buzz

  • “Good firm that’s growing”
  • “Mid-tier firm”
  • “Highly technical, good Midwestern firm”
  • “Nothing too prestigious about them”

About Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (commonly known as Baker Tilly) has some 35 offices and more than 2,500 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. 

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 currently led by Timothy Christen, its chairman and CEO who has been named one of 100 most influential people in accounting by Accounting Today.  But in June 2016, the firm will get a new leader when Alan Whitman takes over as CEO. 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
  • CEO: Timothy L. Christen
  • CEO-Elect: Alan D. Whitman
  • 2016 Employees: 2,500

Major Office Locations

  • Chicago, IL