Baker Tilly Named One of America’s Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces

CHICAGO - Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) is pleased to announce that it was named one of the 2013 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces by the Dave Thomas Foundation For Adoption. Baker Tilly offers its employees paid adoption leave for new parents and financial reimbursement for a portion of the expenses related to adoption.

"We are proud to be recognized for our support of employees who choose to adopt," said Charlie Judy, Baker Tilly’s Chief Human Resources Officer. "Baker Tilly is strongly committed to creating an environment that supports the professional and personal growth of working parents. We understand that people build their families in different ways, and our parental benefits have been designed to reflect that."

Every year, the Dave Thomas Foundation For Adoption announces America’s top 100 adoption-friendly employers from its annual survey of US employers. Rankings are determined by an analysis of a company’s adoption benefits, including the maximum amount of financial reimbursement and paid leave for families who adopt.

"It is vital for adoptive parents to spend time with their children to bond and develop trust," said Rita Soronen, President and CEO of the Dave Thomas Foundation. "Employers who offer adoption benefits understand the initial needs of adoptive families are no different than families formed biologically. And family-friendly work environments create strong and loyal workforces."

About Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (bakertilly.com)

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) is a nationally recognized, full-service accounting and advisory firm whose specialized professionals connect with clients and their businesses through refreshing candor and clear industry insight. With approximately 2,700 employees across the United States, Baker Tilly is ranked as one of the 15 largest accounting and advisory firms in the country. Headquartered in Chicago, Baker Tilly is an independent member of Baker Tilly International, a worldwide network of independent accounting and business advisory firms in 147 countries, with 30,000 professionals. The combined worldwide revenue of independent member firms is $3.2 billion.