Is accounting, like virtue, a reward unto itself? Those at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause probably think so. The firm provides traditional tax, accounting, and audit services, as well as consulting services related to private investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, estate and financial planning, outsourcing, and technology management. It specializes in a variety of industries and sectors including construction and real estate, education, energy and utilities, financial services, health care, manufacturing, not-for-profits, and government entities. The firm is primarily active across the Midwest and East Coast. Ed Virchow founded the company, then-named Virchow Krause, as a CPA firm in 1931.