Baker Tilly International has been named the winner of the prestigious Network of the Year Award at The Accountant & International Accounting Bulletin (IAB) awards 2016.
The annual Accountant & International Accounting Bulletin (IAB) awards celebrate excellence in the accounting profession and bring together some of the most prominent people in the industry.
“The IAB Network of the Year is awarded to networks that have demonstrated the execution of profitable growth strategies during the past 12 months and have excelled in a number of key strategic and operational areas. They are also recognized by the industry as a reputable brand that consistently delivers high-quality professional services.
Commenting on the award, Ted Verkade, CEO and President of Baker Tilly International, said: “I am exceptionally proud that the network has been recognized by IAB for our outstanding growth, our innovation and commitment to delivering excellent client service, and for being the first network to obtain the ACCA Approved Employer status award in professional development”.
“There was a well-fought battle in this category, and had it been an athletic race a photo finish would have been needed to determine the winner. The jurors commanded the close second, RSM, for their good growth and successful rebranding of the network. But Baker Tilly International took the prize for a well-rounded submission that discussed good growth, excellent client satisfaction scores, and many employer awards showing a focus on people and innovating globally with its one audit methodology and other tools.
Growth was reported in all four service lines – audit, accountancy, tax, and consultancy – and Baker Tilly International was the first network to obtain ACCA Approved Employer status award in professional development. ”
7 October 2016 by IAB and TA editorial