Top 25 CPA firm
in the nation2
Hear from Jeremy Hauk on his vision for the firm as he becomes Eide Bailly's newest CEO in May 2022.
Hear Jeremy Hauk, CEO of Eide Bailly, talk about what we have to build on and how we're preparing to reach the next level.
Top 25 CPA firm
in the nation2
40+ offices in 14 states and India
2,500+ staff members
≈ 50,000 hours
over the past 3 years
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Our DEI Initiative strives to create a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment where we build a workforce that is reflective of the communities in which we serve. Here’s what we are doing.
Our annual FYE Impact Report measures our success in our efforts to be a good corporate citizen in the world, do right by our people and communities, and be a firm that attracts the best and the brightest.
We promise our professionals a different kind of working experience—one full of challenge, but also rich in meaning. That promise begins with our culture. Our culture statement lays out the principles we strive to meet, and like many things in our firm, it has grown to become more than the sum of its parts.
Eide Bailly’s journey began in Fargo, N.D., in 1917. The accounting firm Bishop, Brissman & Co. opened an office in Fargo and named John A. Cull as manager. Cull took over sole proprietorship in 1925.
Our namesake Oliver Eide started his career there in 1934, and the firm eventually became Eide Helmeke. Sixteen years later, accountant Charles E. Bailly moved to Fargo in 1950 to open an office for Broeker Hendrickson & Co. of St. Paul, Minn.
In 1978, a group of partners at Broeker Hendrickson withdrew and created their own firm, with Bailly as their leader. The firm was called Charles Bailly & Company.
By the 1990s, Charles Bailly and Eide Helmeke were the major accounting players in the region and much of the upper Midwest. Both ranked in the top 50 accounting firms in the U.S. and were often competing for the same clients and talent. Talks began between the two firms, and it was unanimous: They’d join to become Eide Bailly.
A member-based association of non-competing CPA firms that have access to resources, experience and service specialties—through Eide Bailly and Alliance member firms. The primary goal of the Alliance is simple and straightforward: To help member firms remain independent by offering expanded services and resources.
Jeremy Hauk, CPA
Chief Operating Officer
Andy Spillum, CPA, Partner
Chief Administrative Officer
Mike Astrup, CPA, Partner
Chief Advisory & Industry Officer
Ross Manson, Principal
Chief Technology Officer
Scott Kost, Principal
Chief Talent Officer
Laura Srsich, CPA, Partner
Chief Growth Officer
Jason Delles, Principal
Chief Quality Officer
Brian Bluhm, CPA, Partner
National Market Leader
Brian Callahan, CPA, Partner
National Tax Leader
Stacy Erdmann, CPA, Partner
National Assurance Leader
Ben Ellingson, CPA, Partner
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¹Facts and figures based on FYE April 30, 2021.
²Inside Public Accounting Top 100 Firms 2021.
³We are an independent member HLB – the global advisory and accounting network.