Nicole M. Szczepanek

Partner, CPA, MST · +1 (312) 729 8163

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Nicole Szczepanek is a tax partner with Baker Tilly’s manufacturing and distribution team. She gained nearly 15 years of experience providing tax services at a Big Four firm prior to joining Baker Tilly in 2017. Nicole’s experience with privately held, public and burgeoning initial public offerings (IPOs), including both domestic and global companies, distinguishes her as a well-rounded, highly skilled tax professional.

  • Specializes in U.S. tax accounting, planning, consulting and compliance for manufacturing and distribution, food and beverage, technology, consumer goods and private equity clients with C corporation and partnership entity structures
  • Works closely with business owners and officers to provide tax and business solutions for complex issues and transactions
  • Develops and implements tax saving strategies for clients, as well as tax projections, to help clients manage cash flow needs
  • Collaborates with other specialists across the firm to assist clients in addressing specialty tax and audit planning needs
  • Illinois CPA Society
  • Ravinia Associates, Board Member



University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bachelor of Science in accountancy

DePaul University (Chicago)
Master of Science in taxation