Baker Tilly

Client Accounting Specialist

Job Locations US-WI-Madison
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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 2,700 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 over 33,000 professionals. The combined worldwide revenue of independent member firms is $3.4 billion.


It’s an exciting time to join Baker Tilly! 


We are looking for a Client Accounting Specialist to join the Baker Tilly Advantage team in Madison, WI.


Baker Tilly Advantage delivers a modernized and comprehensive approach to meeting our client’s accounting, tax, and financial reporting needs. The Advantage team combines core service needs with industry expertise and cloud accounting solutions to deliver customized dashboards and reports that assist our clients in making strategic business decisions. This approach allows us to play an integral role in our clients’ management team, and provide a customizable service bundle that meets their needs.



Baker Tilly Annual Report 2017 


  • Provide basic accounting, bookkeeping and operational support under direct supervision.
  • Provide services pertaining to accounting, bookkeeping and payroll. This includes accounts payable, accounts receivable, statement reconciliation, journal entries, general ledger, processing payroll and quarterly and year end reporting.
  • Examine accounting records, prepare basic accounting, bookkeeping and payroll statements and reports.
  • Provide statements and reports to clients.
  • Communicate with clients to discuss and answer basic accounting, bookkeeping, and payroll questions.
  • Maintain client relationship and facilitate open communication with clients.
  • Meet client service expectations through adhering to time budgets and maintaining positive client communications.
  • Assist team leader in providing additional services to clients.
  • Maintain and expand knowledge base in area of expertise.
  • Maintain current knowledge of local, state, and federal practices and laws.
  • Assist with small tax projects including non-income tax returns, when needed.


  • Associate’s degree in accounting. Experience in lieu of a degree may be accepted.
  • Minimum three (3) years of experience in accounting, bookkeeping, or related field. Professional services experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of accounting, bookkeeping and payroll principles related to classifying, recording, and summarizing data and making computations to compile and keep financial records.
  • Computer skills and knowledge, including typing, QuickBooks, and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • A desire to work independently with clients. QuickBooks advisory skills are a plus.
  • A professional demeanor and the ability to handle matters confidentially.
  • Ability to provide exceptional client service and exhibit a sense of urgency to complete work in a timely manner.
  • Ability to prioritize work flow and coordinate activities as needed, as well as communicate effectively with others and work in a team environment.
  • Keen sense of accuracy and attention to detail, and demonstrated ability to follow directions and procedures
  • Ability to work limited overtime as needed.

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Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.