Baker Tilly in Southfield Combines with California Accounting Firm

Baker Tilly, a large accounting and advisory firm that has its Michigan operation in Southfield, Thursday announced it will combine with an independent accounting firm based in California.
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Baker Tilly will combine with California’s Squar Milner. // Stock photo

Baker Tilly, a large accounting and advisory firm that has its Michigan operation in Southfield, Thursday announced it will combine with an independent accounting firm based in California.

Chicago’s Baker Tilly US will combine with Squar Milner, effective Nov. 1. The name of the combined firm will be Baker Tilly US.

We are creating a new organization with substantial scale – a true combination of two leading advisory CPA firms that are forward-thinking and future-leaning,” says Alan Whitman, CEO of Baker Tilly. “Together, we are driving progress for a new world, combining our knowledge and expertise to guide our clients through anything.”

Squar Milner has eight California locations.

“We are still very much dedicated to serving our California communities, and we are delighted to have the coast-to-coast and global advantage,” says Stephen Milner, managing partner of Squar Milner. “Our firms are likeminded in our commitment to our clients, support for our profession, and putting people at the center of it all.”

The new Baker Tilly will have a presence in New York, London, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, and more. Baker Tilly US is the largest member of the international Baker Tilly network, the world’s 10th largest global network of independent accounting and business services firms. Combined, with the new combination, Baker Tilly will have 4,300 professionals.

In the past two years, Baker Tilly expanded into Texas and made acquisitions in data analytics, municipal advisory, global forensic accounting, valuation and litigation services, and outsourced accounting.

Baker Tilly has a network of independent accounting and business advisory firms in 146 territories with 36,000 professionals across North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The combined worldwide revenue of independent member firms is $3.9 billion.

Squar Milner is one of the largest independent accounting and advisory firms in California and the western U.S.

Whitman is a member of DBusiness magazine’s Detroit 500, a list of the top business leaders in metro Detroit and Michigan. It can be found here.

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