Baker Tilly Creates Mortgage Center of Excellence with Acquisition of The Compliance Group

CARLSBAD, Calif. (Nov. 9, 2021) – Leading advisory CPA firm Baker Tilly US, LLP (Baker Tilly) announces its intent to acquire California-based The Compliance Group (TCG), a one-stop-shop for mortgage lenders requiring regulatory compliance and seeking risk management. The combination will be effective Dec. 6, 2021.

Financial institutions and independent mortgage bankers continue to shift their focus toward the modern borrower experience, defined by digitization and automation. At the same time, quality control services must keep pace with high demand and evolving compliance requirements.

“In the hot U.S. mortgage lending market, we provide the regulatory compliance and risk management, along with digital technology, necessary to support our clients from all angles — keeping them agile in a quickly evolving environment.”
Christine Fenske, managing partner of Baker Tilly’s financial services practice

TCG’s deep understanding of managing the regulatory and risk obligations for the mortgage industry plus Baker Tilly’s extensive financial services specialized knowledge and solutions — internal audit, cybersecurity, digital transformation, regulatory compliance and financial modeling — creates a combination of skills, knowledge and bench strength to produce powerful outcomes for the financial services industry.

TCG’s 110-person remotely located team will join Baker Tilly.

“Baker Tilly brings TCG clients significantly more resources and capabilities coast-to-coast. We chose to join forces with Baker Tilly because of their vision and strategy and the opportunities we now have to create even more value for our clients and employees.”
TCG CEO Annemaria Allen

About Baker Tilly US, LLP (

Baker Tilly US, LLP (Baker Tilly) is a leading advisory CPA firm, providing clients with a genuine coast-to-coast and global advantage in major regions of the U.S. and in many of the world’s leading financial centers – New York, London, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago. Baker Tilly is an independent member of Baker Tilly International, a worldwide network of independent accounting and business advisory firms in 148 territories, with 36,000 professionals and a combined worldwide revenue of $4.0 billion. Visit or join the conversation on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter

About The Compliance Group (

The Compliance Group (TCG) is a service-oriented company supported by unrivaled expertise. The TCG mission, since inception, is to provide quality service to clients while offering cutting edge solutions that resolve the complexities of today’s compliance and credit risk. TCG is passionate about assisting all types of financial institutions within the mortgage industry. Applying decades of state and federal regulatory compliance and risk management experience, niche expertise, and common sense, TCG assists clients in easily navigating evolving regulatory channels by mitigating risk through their Enterprise Risk Management platform.