Phoenix, July 16, 2012—Eide Bailly LLP, a regional certified public accounting and business advisory firm, is growing its financial institutions team with the addition of Gary Smith, CPA, who joined the firm on June 1. He has more than 20 years public accounting experience providing audit, accounting and consulting services to Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), public sector and financial institution clients.
"I’m very excited about being a part of Eide Bailly’s Financial Institutions team,” Smith says. “Clients rely on Eide Bailly when they have a question, because they know we understand their business. The business relationships Eide Bailly has with their clients is very impressive. I am proud to be part of that."
Smith plans, supervises and reviews financial institution audit engagements, ranging in size up to $10 billion. Smith has specific expertise on SEC and large bank clients. "Because larger banks tend to be exposed to all areas of operations, regulatory and financial accounting matters, Eide Bailly is a central hub for information, answers and solutions." Smith says. "As our bank clients grow their businesses, I can draw on my past experience, which includes providing guidance to larger banks that acquired distressed banks through FDIC-assisted transactions, to help them succeed in this exciting transition."
Smith earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Colorado. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants. In addition, Smith received the 2008 Arizona Business Magazine’s Center of Influence Award for being one of Arizona’s most influential and impacting Certified Public Accountants.
About Eide Bailly LLP
Eide Bailly provides 40,000 clients across the nation with our core services of audit, assurance and tax and has extensive experience in the financial institution industry. Because of the widespread industry knowledge and technical expertise, the financial institutions group is one of the largest industries in the firm. The financial institution practice operates as one firmwide team of more than 100 partners and staff, including former regulators, CFOs, board directors and CPAs. These individuals serve more than 500 financial institution clients. The firm has offices located in Phoenix, Ariz.; Boulder, Denver, Frisco, Golden, Grand Junction and Vail, Colo.; Boise, Idaho; Dubuque, Iowa; Mankato and Minneapolis, Minn.; Billings, Mont.; Fargo and Bismarck, N.D.; Norman, Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Okla., and Sioux Falls and Aberdeen, S.D.