Baker Tilly Named a Best Workplace in Consulting & Professional Services

CHICAGO (February 21, 2017) – Leading accounting and advisory firm Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) has been named one of the country’s Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services by consultancy Great Place to Work and Fortune.

The Great Place to Work rankings draw from surveys of 36,750 employees who assessed their firms’ leadership, benefits, camaraderie, work-life balance and other factors essential to a happy, high-functioning team. Winning organizations stood apart from their peers on questions assessing professional development, ability of firm leadership, employee benefits and community involvement.

“Our team members make Baker Tilly great and this recognition belongs to them,” Baker Tilly Chairman and CEO Alan Whitman said. “We are proud of our team’s accomplishments and will continue striving to be a firm that enables them to do and be their best.” 

Employee responses scored the firm “great” in the categories of atmosphere, challenges and bosses, among others. As a whole, 89 percent of Baker Tilly employees say it is a great workplace.

“This honor reflects our commitment to focusing on team member engagement and career growth opportunities,” Baker Tilly Chief Human Resources Officer Karleen Mussman said. “We listen to our team members to ensure we continue to cultivate a diverse, engaging and inclusive culture in which exceptional people thrive.”

“This recognition acknowledges the great spirit and talent of our team members and the dedication they bring to serving our clients as valued business advisors,” Executive Managing Partner of Consulting Ed Offterdinger said. “This best workplace designation showcases the difference our team makes every day for our clients, communities and profession.”

The Great Place to Work designation is the gold standard in workplace recognition and is a special achievement determined by responses and opinions employees provide in a comprehensive, anonymous survey. A summary of these ratings can be found at

“It’s no secret that the value of a professional services organization lies in its people,” Great Place to Work’s Executive Vice President Kim Peters said. “The Best Workplaces invest in their staff’s knowledge and wellbeing, creating a high degree of trust that’s reflected in their work for clients.”

To hear Baker Tilly employees share in their own words what makes Baker Tilly a great place to work, visit

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