Baker Tilly

  • Specialty Tax Business Development Director

    Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
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  • Overview

    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 


    • Meet with identified state and local economic development agencies to offer education on the use of federal credits, incentive and financing solutions.
    • Monitors and evaluates regional activities for announcements related to new projects, state legislation affecting, or industry events that affect the Agricultural, Food & Beverage Industry
    • Actively identify and form relationships with regional contractors/engineering firms that are working with new or existing companies current projects.
    • Actively identify and qualify likely leads which require formal firm follow up
    • Directs channel development activity to appropriate team leaders for additional follow up
    • Is able to work with BT staff to analyze target areas of interest for development and effectively prioritize and plan the best approach to the market area.
    • Actively identify and participate in state, local, or industry related trade groups
    • Represents company at regional trade association meetings to promote services
    • Works to further develop existing client relationships for other service area in identified regions
    • Prepares periodic sales report showing sales volume, potential sales, and areas of proposed client base expansion
    • Gather competitive intelligence and knowledge surrounding industry trends, share insights with client services, marketing and sales
    • Promote to the identified audiences on the full range of Baker Tilly service offerings while in the development process.


    • BS Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field; MBA or MS Degree highly desired
    • 10+ years of experience in transactional work in the fields of lending (loan origination or account management), state economic development, private equity, or commercial development
    • Direct exposure to support of promoting and facilitating new project implementation, company development, and/or construction management
    • Understanding of the use of programs like New Market Tax Credits, TIF, State & Local Tax Incentives or negotiated incentive programs used in new project development
    • Ability to work under a defined and planned directive with minimal direct day to day supervision for implementation
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to travel 50-80% as needed

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