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Baker Tilly International Auditor Reviews

Updated 28 October 2017
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  • No work life balance with limited employees benefits (in 13 reviews)

  • Long working hours due to the nature of the industry, no OT & limited benefits provided (in 7 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. "One of the better mid-tier firms"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


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  5. "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


  6. "Audit Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    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)


  7. "Singapore office-Unfriendly place to work"

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    Former Employee - Audit Senior in Bugis (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Audit Senior in Bugis (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nothing good!
    Partners likes to micro-manage. good for me so my performance is recognised.
    Like the friendly colleagues and managers

    Cons

    Highly political
    Too many partners, many different standard
    Poor bonus cos money goes back to partners pocket.
    Partners likes to micro-manage. Not good for managers.. they r ill-treated.
    For new staff from Malaysia, partner will offer the similar salary but in SGD. not so similar pay for same position n experience.

    Advice to Management

    Your team of staff turn in revenue, recognise their hard work thru $$$. After all most are foreigners who want higher pay.


  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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    • 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.


  11. "Semi Senior Audit Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Semi Senior Audit Associate in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Semi Senior Audit Associate in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Working with people about the same age. Some teams have many social events and more welcoming.

    Cons

    You do not get to choose who you work with so it really depends on your luck which group you got into. Long working hours with no appreciation from manager.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciation and encouragement will go a long way.