Baker Tilly Principal to Lead German Operatations


Joe Haehner has joined Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP as principal to lead the company’s German operations from the firm’s office in Southfield.

With more than 15 years of cross-cultural experience, Haehner will specialize in developing and fostering relationships with German-American businesses focusing specifically on the automotive industry. He was previously with EY in Detroit, Chicago, and Stuttgart, Germany.

Haehner, from Birmingham, is a German CPA, a German tax adviser and has been an international executive in both the U.S. and German markets, providing assurance and related consulting services.

He is a member of the German Chamber of Public Auditors, the Institute of German Public Auditors, the German Chamber of Tax Advisors, the German-American Chamber of Commerce (Young Executive Club), The Detroit Institute of Arts (Founders Junior Council), and the Union League Club of Chicago. 

Haehner has a bachelor’s degree from The Open University in England, a Diplom-Betriebswirt from Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University in Germany and a master’s in business administration from the University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business in Ann Arbor.