Our Journey, Purpose, and Values

Established in 1983 Baker Tilly Merali’s has earned a formidable reputation as a trusted audit firm that extends its services globally. With our headquarters based in Nairobi, Kenya, we have built a robust network that spans across offices in Mogadishu, Kampala, and Kigali, allowing us to tap into a wide range of resources and expertise offered by our headquarters and branch offices whenever the need arises.

Our Values

At Baker Tilly Merali’s, our values are the driving force behind everything we do. We embrace integrity, excellence, collaboration, and client focus as the pillars of our operations.

Upholding the highest ethical standards, we strive for excellence in all aspects of our work, foster a collaborative culture that values teamwork and respect, and prioritize our clients’ unique needs, building lasting relationships based on trust and exceptional service.

Our Culture, Let’s Redefine Possibilities.

Our vibrant culture at Baker Tilly Merali’s thrives on collaboration, professional growth, and inclusivity. We foster an environment where diversity is celebrated, innovation is encouraged, and every individual’s contribution is valued. We strongly believe in building strong relationships between our team members and clients, with a primary focus on exceeding client expectations and consistently delivering exceptional quality services.

At Baker Tilly Merali’s, we place great emphasis on upholding good governance as a core value. We firmly believe in being accountable for our actions, and as such, our company is committed to maintaining independence and objectivity in all aspects of our work.

We firmly believe that our team is our greatest resource.

Comprising diverse professionals who embody our shared values, they bring extensive experience and specialized expertise to deliver exceptional client service.


International Affiliations

We are proud to be a member of Baker Tilly International, a top ten global network of independent accounting and business advisory firms whose member firms share our commitment to providing exceptional client service. In addition to our substantial national presence, the international network provides us with significant global reach. We collaborate to help our clients grow locally, nationally, and globally by leveraging our skills, resources, and local knowledge.
Baker Tilly International is an accountancy and business advisory network. It is currently the 10th largest accounting network in the world by revenue with 41,000 people in 700 offices across 145 territories with combined global revenues of $4.7bn. Baker Tilly International operates geographically through four regions: Asia Pacific; Europe, Middle East and Africa; Latin America; and North America. Each region has a chair, appointed by the International Board, who leads an advisory council elected by members in that region.

Baker Tilly Merali’s Trailblazing Path of Recognition

Over the years, our commitment to excellence has earned us numerous accolades and prestigious industry recognition. These honors serve as a testament to the expertise, innovation, and outstanding results delivered by our talented team.

Our dedication to providing top-notch services in areas such as audit and assurance, tax planning and compliance, consulting, risk management, and corporate finance has not gone unnoticed. We have been honored with industry-specific awards that recognize our expertise and thought leadership in various sectors. These accolades validate our approach of combining global capabilities with personalized attention to deliver exceptional value to our clients.

The CFI Award Programs recognize people and businesses that offer value. Through these programs, it hopes to illustrate the various ways in which the economies of the world are integrating, best practices can be found all around the world, and we can all benefit from one another. Although it does of course, acknowledge larger and even worldwide players, it is eager to commend businesses that operate in specialized fields.

Baker Tilly Kenya is the CFI 2023 award winner for Best Audit & Tax Team (East Africa).

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The African Excellence Awards are an essential guide to the key sectors driving growth throughout the continent, rewarding those outstanding companies and individuals whose entrepreneurship has strengthened Africa’s position as the next global economic powerhouse. For the past five years the African Excellence wards have recognized the very best of African Industry.

Through the African Excellence Awards 2023, MEA Markets celebrates the growing influence of African business on the world stage, providing the region’s leading enterprises with the opportunity to showcase the ambition, dedication, and accomplishments that set them apart from their competition. The African continent is diverse and continuously evolving, with each country having its unique business environment. However, there are overarching market trends that resonate throughout the continent.

Baker Tilly prides itself for scoping an award as the Best Full-Service Accounting and Advisory Firm at the African Excellence Awards 2023. This recognition not only highlights Baker Tilly’s exceptional services but also signifies its contribution to the growth and success of the African business community as a whole.

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“Since 2007, the Embassy of Sweden in Kenya and Somalia has engaged Baker Tilly to provide various services to our projects. We have found Baker Tilly Merali’s to be professional and reliable. Their partners and staff are highly qualified, experienced and self-motivated. Always pleased with the level of honest, factual service and providing key advice on how to better manage our funding. We recommend them as a competent and professional provider of audit services and other related services.

Sandra Diesel - Head of Development Cooperation, Kenya, Embassy of Sweden

“Baker Tilly Merali’s has been in the framework since 2012 and have been fully professional in the execution of its duties under audit assignments, providing quality client services, ensuring that the EU Delegation in Kenya and Somalia is fully appraised of issues emerging and is very responsive to our questions and areas of concern. In addition, the firm work in an efficient manner and reports are of good quality.”

Kris - Engelen Head of Finance, EU

We contracted Baker Tilly Merali’s between 6 July 2018 and 5 July 2022 to provide assurance regarding the use of funds by partners of the SHF in compliance with rules and regulations. BTM has satisfactorily completed over 400 audit reports between 2018 and 2022 under this contract

Afifa Ismail , Head of Humanitarian Financing Unit and Fund Manager