Rocco Rinaldi

Rocco Rinaldi

Rocco Rinaldi is an audit partner with Baker Tilly’s manufacturing and distribution group. Rocco is an audit partner with Baker Tilly’s manufacturing and distribution group in Chicago, IL. With more than 16 years of public accounting experience with a specific focus on serving privately owned domestic and multinational companies, Rocco is passionate about client service and is dedicated to helping his clients solve problems.

By maintaining effective communication both during the audit and throughout the year, proactively identifying and resolving issues, and sharing relevant thought leadership on new and changing accounting standards or industry issues, Rocco’s clients have come to rely on his business guidance and assistance in meeting their objectives while considering him a valued architect.

With Rocco’s experiences he can bring a practical audit approach to his clients, which results in audit approaches that are efficient and concise. Further, when coupled with Rocco’s vast industry knowledge, Rocco’s audit approaches focus on entity specific risks that truly matter to stakeholders and ownership.

  • Execute financial statement (U.S. GAAP and IFRS) audits of private companies ranging from family-owned to high growth, venture capital and private equity backed spanning a variety of industries (e.g., manufacturing and distribution, consumer products and professional services)
  • Assist clients interpret and implement technical accounting pronouncements and navigate complex transactions including business combinations, goodwill impairment, revenue recognition, lease accounting, stock-based compensation, other miscellanies transactions, and the preparation of financial statements and footnote disclosures
  • Prior to joining Baker Tilly, Rocco started his career with an international accounting firm. Rocco also worked at a multinational company, which allowed him to see an audit from a client’s perspective
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Certified Public Accountant, State of Illinois
  • Chicago Park District Youth Baseball and Soccer Coach
  • Alphonsus Academy Advancement Council


Bachelor of Science in business, accounting and finance

Indiana University