Thanks to their enthusiastic teamwork, Zicklin Forensic Accounting Association and Sigma Alpha Delta were able to bring off this Tuesday, March 8th 2016, an outstanding event with the guest speakers from Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP.
The firm’s Recruitment Specialists, Ryan Onushco from Philadelphia’s office and Kate Moriarty from New York branch, arrived to Baruch College to hold an information session for students that look for opportunities in accounting field and might consider Baker Tilly as the start of their chosen career. Those who have never heard of the firm, soon found out that Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP is one of the 12 largest professional services firms in the country and a nationally recognized, full-service accounting and advisory firm. Even though their main service lines are audit and tax, the most growth actually occurs in consulting which BT is looking to expand further, giving more opportunities to entry level candidates. Forensic accounting, which falls into this category, currently takes only a little percentage of the firm’s services but the increasing need of this new accounting field will surely cause BT to expand the practice further.
A high turnout of students generated a wide range of question for the guests who praised the company for its charity and volunteering initiatives and the commitment to invest in its employees either through trainings, mentorship programs or tuition reimbursement.
Listeners discovered that the middle size of the company is what differentiates it from the big firms because it exposes the employees to different clients, various industries and multiple engagements throughout the first years at the firm. It is a big advantage because it provides the entry level employees with variety of experience that let them decide where they want to go with their career. Ryan, himself, is pleased with the size of his office because it allows him to be familiar with his co-workers while at the same time, being a part of a large firm that has a lot of resources.
As recruitment specialists and satisfied with the company employees, the guests encouraged Accounting students to apply to Summer Leadership Programs: Spend a Day and Spotlight to learn more about Baker Tilly and being able to interview for internship positions that, in majority, are filled up through those programs. What the recruiters are looking for in the potential applicants are strong communication skills, commitment to self- development, doing well in school as well as being involved in extra curriculum activities and overall, being “well rounded”.
After the session, the students that connected with the guests, praised them on how approachable and friendly they were, giving even more reasons to work for Baker Tilly.