Christine Dahlhauser

Christine Dahlhauser


Managing Partner

+1 (608) 240 2482

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Christine is Baker Tilly’s managing partner of the Wisconsin market which is comprised of more than 1,000 colleagues who provide diverse advisory, assurance and tax solutions to our clients. As managing partner, she oversees operations, growth, strategy and development of talent. Christine extends her leadership beyond Wisconsin by helping to lead firm initiatives related to growth, technology, compensation, ERP selection and the firm’s purpose of unleashing and amplifying talent. Supporting her community is also important to Christine. She currently serves on the board of directors for both the United Way of Dane County and the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce.

Christine joined Baker Tilly in 1991. She possesses in-depth experience advising manufacturing and distribution clients through audits, financial analysis, financial improvement, transactions, business planning and personal consulting services. Over her career, Christine has led the Wisconsin manufacturing and distribution team, merger and acquisitions team and was a co-leader in the launch of the firm’s family business strategy group. Formerly, she led regional operations with oversight of finance, human resources, marketing, facility planning and merger integrations along with being a member of the firm’s executive committee.

  • Consults with business owners on overall business direction, succession planning, expansion
    and improvement
  • Serves on outside business advisory teams for clients
  • Collaborates on numerous accounting, assurance
    and auditing engagements  
  • Researches and monitors audit issues unique to manufacturing and distribution clients
  • Performs acquisition-related due diligence
  • Reviews financial trends, performance and cash
    flow analyses
  • Assists clients in refining both accounting processes and processes related to inventory handling and distribution activities, including analysis of inventory costing and the development of standard costs
  • Responsible for strategic plan development and implementation, as well as go-to-market planning, to support growth
  • Drives financial reporting and profitability enhancement initiatives
  • Improves programming around the recruitment, retention and professional development of staff
  • Served on Baker Tilly firm level task forces focused on performance management, expense management,
    system implementations, quality improvement, budgeting and data analytics
  • Served as managing partner of Wisconsin operations; a member of Baker Tilly’s Management Committee; and as a leader of the firm’s mergers and acquisitions practice
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants (WICPA)
  • Financial Executives International (FEI)
  • Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year award program
  • United Way of Dane County
  • Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce
  • In Business Madison 40 Under 40 award (2003)


Madison, WI


Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting

University of Wisconsin – Whitewater