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205 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60601
(800) 362-7301



Founded in 1931, Baker Tilly has offices from coast to coast and is one of the largest CPA firms in the U.S. Its interns are treated like full-time staff, and get access to seniors and managers—who are very willing to help. Full-time staff get formal training, on-the-job training, mentoring, and internal mobility options. The firm is strongly focused on philanthropy and diversity, and has new initiatives in place around D&I. Recently, it’s made great strides when it comes to gender diversity.

Company Stats


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5,001-10,000 Employees


Featured Rankings

Vault Accounting 25


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Employment Contact

Alexandra Yarosh, Senior Manager (Campus)

Vault Verdict

Baker Tilly is ideally looking for motivated team players with strong problem-solving skills who are eager to learn and can learn from their mistakes. For students, the firm runs a valuable internship program that offers formal training, on-the-job training, and hands-on experience. For its full-time staff, Baker Tilly offers many growth opportunities, including formal and informal mentoring programs, many training offerings, and the ability to take on a lot of responsibility.

The firm places an emphasis on work/life balance, offering open PTO, hybrid and remote work options, and firmwide disconnect days. However, busy season hours can still be long and stressful. As for the firm’s compensation and benefits, salaries are said to be fair, if somewhat below the mar...

About the Company

Baker Tilly US, LLP (Baker Tilly) is an advisory CPA firm headquartered in Chicago. It currently ranks among the top 10 largest CPA firms in the U.S. as measured by annual revenues, according to Accounting Today. The firm has more than 6,700 team members, including more than 570 partners. It serves clients in every state and has more than 55 offices in the U.S. and 13 overseas.

Baker Tilly US, LLP is the largest member firm of Baker Tilly International, the world’s 10th largest network, made up of 126 independent accounting and business services firms in 141 territories with more than 43,000 professionals who operate out of 658 offices. Baker Tilly International’s independent member firms have combined revenues of $5.2 billion.

Employee Reviews

  • “Best aspects: Work from home, time to study for CPA exam, generous PTO policy, great office, great people. Worst: Busy season, but that’s everywhere in public accounting. Hours still aren’t as long as at Big 4 firms, though—and I know personally because I used to work at one.”

  • “Open PTO is wonderful and one of the best aspects at Baker Tilly. The worst aspect is the hours expected during busy season and the unrealistic expectations set by upper management when talking about reaching charge goal hours.”

  • “Baker Tilly provides plenty of opportunity for work/life balance by recognizing national holidays off that most companies do not and with companywide disconnect days to provide additional three-day weekends throughout the year in addition to your earned PTO.”

  • “Pros: We are provided one extra days off throughout the year as part of Baker Tilly’s Disconnect Days program. Also, all Fridays are considered ‘freestyle’ days where you are not expected to have client meetings or meetings in general. Cons: The open PTO system Baker Tilly uses has flaws, primarily that I would prefer to have a set number of days each year that I have to use—as it is, I typically end up taking way less PTO than I otherwise would.”

Getting Hired Here

  • “Very straightforward process. My interview process was three phone interviews only. An ideal candidate is one who shows initiative and is good at problem solving.”

  • “Our recruiting process is very organized and starts with an actual recruiter. Candidates then interview with some of the team members they would be working with. An ideal candidate for Baker Tilly is someone who shows they have an interest in development and working with a team, who presents themself professionally, and shows an interest in the firm culture.”

  • “Interview process was an introduction phone call, leading to a video call with two team members on different teams, leading to an offer. Overall, I thought the process went well and showed that the ideal candidate Baker Tilly is looking for is someone who is humble, dedicated, and willing to learn. They place a large emphasis on their training and values; it's all about finding the candidate who is willing to accept them and find their spot at the firm.”

  • “Interview process was smooth and streamlined. Same with callback process. I think the ideal candidate is willing to learn and take control of their future and career development. We want individuals who are self-motivated and hold themselves to the highest of standards. We want candidates who are willing to try and fail and learn from past experiences.”

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