Baker Tilly

  • Risk & Advisory Services Partner or Principal

    Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
    Job ID
    Risk Advisory
  • Overview

    Leadership Opportunity - Lead the Risk Advisory Services Practice in Chicago


    Baker Tilly is searching for Partner/Principal to join, lead and grow our Risk, Internal Audit and Cybersecurity practice in the Chicago marketplace.  In this amazing opportunity you will team with the existing Chicago Partner group and the existing Risk, Internal Audit and Cybersecurity team to acquire new clients, lead and grow the team and be a trusted business advisor to our clients.


    Baker Tilly’s values of integrity, passion and stewardship define us as an organization and an employer. We recognize that our approach, strategy and culture are driven by our people.  Their focus and commitment has resulted in Baker Tilly Virchow Krause being ranked as one of the top 15 largest public accounting and advisory firms in the United States and our offices consistently earning “best place to work” honors.  Our people have been fundamental in getting us to where we are today and where we will go in the future.


    As a Partner or Principal in one of the nation’s preeminent practices, you will work with a select group of professionals aligned, in an entrepreneurial environment, to sell and deliver clients service offerings to include Risk Advisory Consulting, Internal Audit Consulting, SOX Compliance Consulting, Enterprise Risk Management, Information Technology Audit and Cybersecurity Consulting.  IT Audit and Risk Assessments, and IT Compliance.


    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!




    Baker Tilly Annual Report 2017 


    As a Partner/Principal, you will:

    • Assume responsibility for all project phases and work directly with clients in accomplishing project objectives
    • Deliver exceptional client service in all client interactions and projects
    • Communicate effectively, both internally and to clients, including those at an executive level
    • Apply insights and knowledge of industry-specific compliance issues and processes to enable clients to solve complex business problems
    • Develop and execute methodologies and solutions specific to the risk consulting space
    • Pursue new business development and maintain primary and active relationships with key business contacts, key clients and referral sources
    • Identify additional areas of service to offer current clients. Convert opportunities for additional service and new business into engagements for the firm
    • Manage day-to-day project activities; establish appropriate leverage on project teams and assign/manage project responsibilities to team members
    • Oversee project management, billing and collections for client work
    • Provide coaching, mentoring and performance counseling to consultants, clients and project team members
    • Balance client, new business development and practice development activities, including active participation in internal projects and operations along with complying with firm standards


    Strong candidates are recognized industry experts with well-rounded experience working with risk services, specifically:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Management/Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Accounting Information Systems, Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or related program or related field required
    • CPA, CISA, CISSP, CIA, CISM, CIPP and/or other relevant professional certification required
    • Twelve (12) plus years of relevant progressive consulting experience, including a minimum of six (6) years of supervisory responsibilities. Experience in manufacturing and distribution highly preferred
    • Extensive project management and facilitation experience
    • Previous experience in a professional services environment with success in building out a Practice
    • Ability to lead and supervise others, provide exceptional client service, demonstrate commitment to continuous learning in order to stay current regarding applicable strategies, see the "big picture" as well as the details, display appropriate ethical knowledge and commitment, and exhibit a sense of urgency and commitment to quality and the timely completion of duties
    • The ability to work effectively in a team environment with all levels of client personnel in various industries
    • Ability to travel to client sites across the United States

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