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Baker Tilly International Auditor Reviews

Updated 15 July 2018
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  • "Work life balance not too good from audit perspective but it is the norm in the industry" (in 14 reviews)

  • "No work life balance with limited employees benefits" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good company to train with"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Auditing Supervisor in Gatwick, England
    Current Employee - Auditing Supervisor in Gatwick, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Baker Tilly International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, supportive senior management that are willing to work around you rather than other way around.

    Cons

    Repetitive nature (more due to nature of audit)


  2. "Auditor"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Auditor in London, England
    Current Employee - Auditor in London, England
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There is very good career progression opportunties within the company and there is also impressive salary growth.
    The excellent pension plan is an added bonus.

    Cons

    The recording of time by units can at times be a slight pain, however this is consistent with all other accountancy firms within the industry.

    Advice to Management

    There is potential possibility of winning clients from the big four as well as the focus on owner managed businesses.

  3. "Audit assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Assistant in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Audit Assistant in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Baker Tilly International full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great to start but you it starts getting worse after a while

    Cons

    Work life balance is not so great

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees and hire more people to make sure we can have a balance between work and personal life


  4. "Senior Auditor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Audit Senior in Shenzhen, Guangdong (China)
    Former Employee - Audit Senior in Shenzhen, Guangdong (China)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Baker Tilly International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fast growing, good working environment and fair salary. Auditing Projects focusing on Large Group, which provide a nice platform to improve professional ability.

    Cons

    Super Busy, Constantly intensive works drive employees crazy.

    Advice to Management

    Put more attention on employees' warfare instead of only making money.


  5. "One of the better mid-tier firms"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Baker Tilly International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    1) Good exposure to companies in various industries, such as construction, manufacturing, fund management, etc.
    2) See the whole picture, ie. from the planning to the completion stage, at associate or senior associate level, which is not the case in Big 4. (at least this is what happened for me)
    3) Friendly and helpful colleagues, and some managers
    4) Partners welcome staff to discuss audit issues with them
    5) Just started using Caseware this year, will definitely improve the process of rolling AWP in future.

    Cons

    1) No work life balance
    2) Engagement assignments allocation need improvement. Some staff are overworked, while others are quite free.
    3) Lack of staff benefits, such as only staff who are taking SQP will get full subsidy. Those who are studying ACCA or CPA will have to fork out their own money.
    4) Lack of team bonding activities, feel like all work and no play.
    5) Recently increased senior's notice period from 1 to 2 months together with salary adjustment, without advance notice
    6) Before the implementation of Caseware, need to print the AWPs, which wasted lots of papers.

    Advice to Management

    1) Improve staff benefits. At least give partial subsidies to those studying ACCA and CPA.
    2) Buy more fans, as there is no air-con during weekends.
    3) Organise more internal team bonding activities, which are not too expensive.


  6. "Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Audit Associate in Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)
    Current Contractor - Audit Associate in Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Baker Tilly International as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Place to learn lots of things

    Cons

    Too much work and you work on saturday's

    Advice to Management

    Saturday should not be a working day


  7. "Audit Manager"

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    Former Employee - Audit Manager in Cape Town (South Africa)
    Former Employee - Audit Manager in Cape Town (South Africa)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Baker Tilly International (More than a year)

    Pros

    * Great exposure to managing the Audit of clients in different sectors
    * Constant skill development
    * Regular feedback on Key KPI's

    Cons

    * Unrealistic client budgets
    * Micro Management of staff in certain sectors
    * Staff Benefits

    Advice to Management

    Look after your staff & your staff will not only look after your clients but also the bottom line of the company (i.e. Greater profits due to greater productivity)

  8. "good place to start"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Audit Senior in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Former Employee - Audit Senior in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Baker Tilly International full-time

    Pros

    Good working environment
    Great learning curve

    Cons

    Salary
    Back office organization
    HR staff and policy

    Advice to Management

    Look at people. Dont think you are the smartest guy on earth. Think strategically. Focus on long run


  9. "BTDGP"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Audit Associate in Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)
    Current Contractor - Audit Associate in Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)

    I have been working at Baker Tilly International as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good environment to work and develop carrier

    Cons

    you work 6 days a week sometimes up to 7 days


  10. "Audit associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Audit Associate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Audit Associate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Baker Tilly International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Concerns about staffs developments in terms of trainings provided during off peak. Comfortable office environment. Company culture overall is good.

    Cons

    Lapse between managers and staffs to work as a team. Not tends to have work life balance. Usually depending on jobs assigned.

    Advice to Management

    The firm is expanding. Need workout on retaining staffs and encourage work efficiency.