MEET BEN

Casting for the Future ...

BEN'S STORY

Ben Ellingson is MORE than an accountant—he’s a fisherman. Ben understands that patience, the right environment and seeing a task through are the best way to get results when leading others.

Ben Ellingson has seen his roles steadily evolve in the years since he joined Eide Bailly as part of an acquisition. One of the most rewarding aspects of that rise has been the chance to hone his leadership skills. “I serve as a career advisor with the Firm, as an informal advocate for a handful of staff, and as a mentor for several outside organizations,” says Ben. “And in each of those experiences, I learn as much from those I help as I could ever impart. We’re all learning and growing at the same time.”

Mutual trust and respect is a large part of leading others, Ben says. “A leader needs to know how to listen and how to create a supportive environment, as well as understand that it’s not just about delegation. As a leader, you have to have integrity and follow through with what’s expected of you. The wheels will come off quickly if you’re not accountable.”

Eide Bailly’s caring and supportive culture emphasizes taking an active role in our communities and industries; this has allowed Ben to be a leader wherever he is needed, whether it’s co-chairing our First Focus women’s initiative, helping a local organization, serving on AICPA boards or helping to teach his children one of his favorite pastimes—fishing. The Firm’s nurturing culture has also allowed Ben the opportunity to move to the Firm’s Mankato office to serve as its partner-in-charge.

“At Eide Bailly, I’ve always been able to follow where my passion leads me. Our Firm is full of staff who are motivated self-starters with an entrepreneurial spirit. We do a great job of living our culture,” Ben says.

Leadership has allowed Ben to be more than an accountant—he’s a mentor and a fisherman.

BEN'S STORY

Ben Ellingson is MORE than an accountant—he’s a fisherman. Ben understands that patience, the right environment and seeing a task through are the best way to get results when leading others.

Ben Ellingson has seen his roles steadily evolve in the years since he joined Eide Bailly as part of an acquisition. One of the most rewarding aspects of that rise has been the chance to hone his leadership skills. “I serve as a career advisor with the Firm, as an informal advocate for a handful of staff, and as a mentor for several outside organizations,” says Ben. “And in each of those experiences, I learn as much from those I help as I could ever impart. We’re all learning and growing at the same time.”

Mutual trust and respect is a large part of leading others, Ben says. “A leader needs to know how to listen and how to create a supportive environment, as well as understand that it’s not just about delegation. As a leader, you have to have integrity and follow through with what’s expected of you. The wheels will come off quickly if you’re not accountable.”

Eide Bailly’s caring and supportive culture emphasizes taking an active role in our communities and industries; this has allowed Ben to be a leader wherever he is needed, whether it’s co-chairing our First Focus women’s initiative, helping a local organization, serving on AICPA boards or helping to teach his children one of his favorite pastimes—fishing. The Firm’s nurturing culture has also allowed Ben the opportunity to move to the Firm’s Mankato office to serve as its partner-in-charge.

“At Eide Bailly, I’ve always been able to follow where my passion leads me. Our Firm is full of staff who are motivated self-starters with an entrepreneurial spirit. We do a great job of living our culture,” Ben says.

Leadership has allowed Ben to be more than an accountant—he’s a mentor and a fisherman.

 

MEET BEN

Casting for the Future ...

BEN'S STORY

Ben Ellingson is MORE than an accountant—he’s a fisherman. Ben understands that patience, the right environment and seeing a task through are the best way to get results when leading others.

Ben Ellingson has seen his roles steadily evolve in the years since he joined Eide Bailly as part of an acquisition. One of the most rewarding aspects of that rise has been the chance to hone his leadership skills. “I serve as a career advisor with the Firm, as an informal advocate for a handful of staff, and as a mentor for several outside organizations,” says Ben. “And in each of those experiences, I learn as much from those I help as I could ever impart. We’re all learning and growing at the same time.”

Mutual trust and respect is a large part of leading others, Ben says. “A leader needs to know how to listen and how to create a supportive environment, as well as understand that it’s not just about delegation. As a leader, you have to have integrity and follow through with what’s expected of you. The wheels will come off quickly if you’re not accountable.”

Eide Bailly’s caring and supportive culture emphasizes taking an active role in our communities and industries; this has allowed Ben to be a leader wherever he is needed, whether it’s co-chairing our First Focus women’s initiative, helping a local organization, serving on AICPA boards or helping to teach his children one of his favorite pastimes—fishing. The Firm’s nurturing culture has also allowed Ben the opportunity to move to the Firm’s Mankato office to serve as its partner-in-charge.

“At Eide Bailly, I’ve always been able to follow where my passion leads me. Our Firm is full of staff who are motivated self-starters with an entrepreneurial spirit. We do a great job of living our culture,” Ben says.

Leadership has allowed Ben to be more than an accountant—he’s a mentor and a fisherman.

BEN'S STORY

Ben Ellingson is MORE than an accountant—he’s a fisherman. Ben understands that patience, the right environment and seeing a task through are the best way to get results when leading others.

Ben Ellingson has seen his roles steadily evolve in the years since he joined Eide Bailly as part of an acquisition. One of the most rewarding aspects of that rise has been the chance to hone his leadership skills. “I serve as a career advisor with the Firm, as an informal advocate for a handful of staff, and as a mentor for several outside organizations,” says Ben. “And in each of those experiences, I learn as much from those I help as I could ever impart. We’re all learning and growing at the same time.”

Mutual trust and respect is a large part of leading others, Ben says. “A leader needs to know how to listen and how to create a supportive environment, as well as understand that it’s not just about delegation. As a leader, you have to have integrity and follow through with what’s expected of you. The wheels will come off quickly if you’re not accountable.”

Eide Bailly’s caring and supportive culture emphasizes taking an active role in our communities and industries; this has allowed Ben to be a leader wherever he is needed, whether it’s co-chairing our First Focus women’s initiative, helping a local organization, serving on AICPA boards or helping to teach his children one of his favorite pastimes—fishing. The Firm’s nurturing culture has also allowed Ben the opportunity to move to the Firm’s Mankato office to serve as its partner-in-charge.

“At Eide Bailly, I’ve always been able to follow where my passion leads me. Our Firm is full of staff who are motivated self-starters with an entrepreneurial spirit. We do a great job of living our culture,” Ben says.

Leadership has allowed Ben to be more than an accountant—he’s a mentor and a fisherman.

a Top 25 CPA Firm

33 offices, 14 states

3rd for culture by Vault

2,000 professionals

Latest Insights

November 16, 2018
Video
If your business sells or operates in more than one state, it’s important to understand the concept of nexus. Depending on how you’re earning revenue, having nexus could impose a variety of taxes, which vary state to state. Learn more in our…
November 15, 2018
Article
Until recently, many businesses weren’t overly concerned about sales tax. They knew they needed to collect and remit in the state in which they resided, but beyond that, their compliance burden was limited.
November 12, 2018
Article
This insight explores what dealerships can expect from the proposed section 199A regulations under tax reform.
November 8, 2018
Article
Are you a business taxpayer with annual gross receipts of $25 Million or less? If so, you may be eligible to take advantage of new Small Taxpayer Safe Harbors that could generate significant tax savings and simplify your tax returns in future years!
November 8, 2018
Article
Considered the most significant tax code overhaul in over three decades, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed in 2017 includes provisions affecting both individuals and businesses.
November 7, 2018
Recorded Webinar
State and local sales tax compliance is always evolving, making it important to stay up-to-date on changes affecting your tax liability and responsibilities. This session will cover what you need to know regarding the recently enacted state and local…