Deanna R. Merryfield

Deanna R. Merryfield


Managing Partner

+1 (414) 777 5345

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Deanna Merryfield is managing partner of global workforce strategy at Baker Tilly. She specializes in professional services and retail industries, performing assurance work as well as helping clients grow their businesses. Deanna delivers exceptional client service and measurable client results through audits, reviews and compilations.

  • Works with multiple retail and multiunit business clients
  • Leads ASC 606 implementation for professionals’ services and retail clients
  • Manages engagement teams to ensure quality service throughout the assurance process
  • Serves as a valued business advisor to organizations and their owners by engaging in strategic planning discussions and listening to each client’s specific needs
  • Practical implementation and explanation of complex accounting issues such as revenue recognition, lease accounting, purchase accounting and employee compensation avenues
  • Employee benefit plan audit management
  • Focuses primarily on privately held business
  • Participates in firmwide internal audit quality inspections
  • Speaks on topics relevant to the service industry
  • Actively involved with the firm’s Assurance
  • Innovation Committee
  • Leads a firmwide initiative related to embracing technology and using it to increase efficiency for attest engagements
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • St. Bernadette Parish Festival
  • University of Wisconsin, accounting advisory board
  • 412 Network


Milwaukee, WI


Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting

University of Wisconsin – Whitewater