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.
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Baker Tilly is ideally looking for hardworking, ethical, personable, positive, curious team players with strong critical thinking skills. The firm runs a valuable internship program for students, providing interns with a lot of hands-on experience, access to senior staff, and a clear look at what a full-time position is like. For its full-time staff, Baker Tilly provides extensive career development and growth opportunities, including good mentoring and training, quick promotions, early access to clients, and internal mobility options.
Although hours can be long and the work stressful and demanding during the busy seasons, a good work/life balance can be achieved the rest of the year. The unlimited PTO, schedule flexibility, and remote work options are very much ...
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 600 partners. It serves clients in every state and has 29 full-service offices in the U.S. and 14 specialty offices (five in the U.S. and nine overseas).
Baker Tilly US, LLP is the largest member firm of Baker Tilly International, the world’s 9th largest network, made up of more than 700 offices in 145 territories with 41,000 professionals. Its independent member firms have combined revenues of $4.7 billion.
- “The firm has great policies for work/life balance and vacation, but it becomes increasingly difficult to take advantage of these policies the farther along in your career.”
- “Relationships with coworkers and clients are great. But the hours are still too many to maintain a good work/life balance the whole year. We seem to be consistently short-handed, and hours during first and second busy season are way too high.”
- “The firm has certainly made every effort to give our team members the opportunity to disconnect and recharge, and continues to look for ways to break the mold by changing the way we work, to disrupt the norm of extreme hours during busy season, etc. I do think the firm is at risk for losing good talent, when those that are strong performers get tapped to do more and more, yet are unable to relinquish other responsibilities. There's often times a misconception about how much we are leaning on people, creating risk for burnout.”
- “During busy season it is difficult to have a good work/life balance, but the firm tries to make up for it during less busy times of the year with different events. Probably the best aspect is the unlimited PTO. It’s great having the opportunity to use unlimited PTO during the non-peak seasons of the year. However, there’s no overtime pay. The paycheck is the same if you work 40 hours as compared to 65 hours.”
Getting Hired Here
- “The initial interview process is conducted online and is extensive. All subsequent interviews are short and quick. Callbacks can be expected between one week to one month for first-time applicants. The ideal candidate is hardworking, ethical, personable, knowledgeable, has critical thinking skills, and works well with others.”
- “Our firm is seeking individuals with curiosity and initiative to perform their work efficiently and accurately, and with the basic skills or experience for the work to be performed.”
- “The firm is selective in its hiring. When I came to final interviews, there were about 40 of us at the firm for interviews. Only about five of us were hired in the end. The firm is looking for people who are personable and can get along with clients, as this is a client-facing business. They also want intelligent people who can learn fast, and a prior internship experience definitely helps. For other than new hires, having your CPA or CPA exams completed is important, depending on level of position interviewing for. Integrity is also a must.”
- “Our firm is seeking someone who has a positive aspect on life and work, and we are looking for someone who is curious and ready to learn. No day is ever the same, so if you're looking for a job that will be challenging, fun, and rewarding, this is your firm. You will learn so much from everyone around you, and you will appreciate how welcoming our firm is to its employees.”