Baker Tilly Named One of the Best Public Accounting Firms for Women by the Accounting MOVE Project

CHICAGO (June 9, 2014) – Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) has been named one of the Best Public Accounting Firms for Women for the fourth consecutive year by the Accounting MOVE Project. The MOVE list is published by Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance and the American Woman’s Society of Certified Public Accountants (AWSCPA).

"We are honored to be recognized as a best place to work for women for the fourth year in a row, in recognition of our commitment to significantly enhance the recruitment, retention, development, and advancement of women at Baker Tilly,” said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Timothy L. Christen. " We are working hard to be the preferred employer of choice with an increasingly diversified and committed workforce allowing us to become America’s Finest Professional Services Firm, and this recognition is evidence of the progress our team continues to make.”

“Our GROW (Growth and Retention of Women) initiative is a powerful example of the firm’s values in action, and we’re honored to be recognized for these efforts,” said Kim Herlitzka, principal and chair of Baker Tilly’s GROW Committee. “Since GROW’s inception, the firm has worked hard to create a culture that helps women reach their fullest potential. Our focus on leadership, professional development, career paths, networking and sharing knowledge, flexibility and other employee benefits, as well as supporting recruitment efforts of talented women, have led to an inclusive environment where women feel valued and inspired.”

The 50 firms that participated in the Accounting MOVE Project were ranked on the range, depth and success of programs and workplace culture proven to remove barriers to women's success, especially at midlevel and above. For the Best Public Accounting Firms for Women, firms with higher proportions of women partners had an edge in making the list. MOVE methodology pivots on four factors – money, opportunity, vital supports for work/life balance and entrepreneurship – known to advance women in the workplace. More information about the 2014 Accounting MOVE Project is available at

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Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) is a nationally recognized, full-service accounting and advisory firm whose specialized professionals connect with clients and their businesses through refreshing candor and clear industry insight. With approximately 2,800 employees across the United States, Baker Tilly is ranked as one of the 15 largest accounting and advisory firms in the country. Headquartered in Chicago, Baker Tilly is an independent member of Baker Tilly International, a worldwide network of independent accounting and business advisory firms in 147 territories, with 33,600 professionals. The combined worldwide revenue of independent member firms is $3.4 billion.