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Beckman & Kunkin to Join Eide Bailly

October 1, 2015

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — Beckman & Kunkin, P.C., a certified public accounting firm that’s been serving the Scottsdale and Phoenix area for more than 25 years, will be joining Eide Bailly LLP, a regional certified public accounting and business advisory firm, on Nov. 2.

Beckman & Kunkin shareholders Howard Beckman and Adam Kunkin, along with their team will join Eide Bailly and continue to operate from their Scottsdale location under the Eide Bailly name. This will raise Eide Bailly’s Arizona staff count to 72, and clients in the region now will be served from two locations in the Phoenix metro area.

Joining Eide Bailly will help ensure Beckman & Kunkin’s clients continue to have access to the best practices available, said Beckman.

“We’ve always been a client-focused firm, and that won’t change with this union,” said Beckman. “But the ever-changing complexity of today’s business landscape makes it harder for smaller firms to maintain all the best practices. Joining Eide Bailly will help us continue our same quality of client service, while also expanding the solutions we can offer clients. It’s going to be an incredible resource for our staff to be able to pick up the phone and call any one of the hundreds of Eide Bailly professionals who can help provide a roadmap for clients with unique situations.”

A similar approach to client service and professional development were also important elements of joining Eide Bailly, Beckman said.

“When we decided to make a move upstream, we looked seriously at several firms. Eide Bailly stood out as the best fit for many reasons, but especially from a cultural standpoint. It really is a great match.”

Adding Beckman & Kunkin will strengthen Eide Bailly’s commitment to being a top accounting firm in the region, said Andy Spillum, partner-in-charge of the firm’s Phoenix office.

“Beckman & Kunkin will bring even more depth to our real estate and tax practices in the valley, as well as firm wide,” Spillum said. “Likewise, Beckman & Kunkin’s clients will now have access to a deeper line of services to help them make confident business decisions, including a full line of audit & assurance services, tax services, including international tax, state and local tax, cost segregation studies, and research and development tax credits, as well a service specialties like technology services, forensics and valuation, and wealth management services.”

“We are committed to improving our ability to serve our clients, and one of those ways is by adding quality firms like Beckman & Kunkin,” said Dave Stende, managing partner and CEO of Eide Bailly. “We’re always interested in adding talented firms when it means we not only strengthen our existing practice, but also strengthen the ability for local businesses to succeed. We’re excited to add Beckman & Kunkin into the Eide Bailly family.”

About Beckman & Kunkin
Beckman & Kunkin, P.C. is a full-service accounting firm serving clients throughout Arizona, dedicated to providing its clients with professional, personalized services and guidance in a wide range of financial and business needs.

About Eide Bailly LLP
Eide Bailly provides 54,000 clients across the nation with core services of audit & assurance and tax, as well as expanded services, including accounting services, cost segregation, employee benefits, enterprise risk management, financial services, forensic & valuation, health care reform, international services, risk advisory services, technology consulting, transaction services and wealth management. Eide Bailly has offices located in Phoenix, Ariz.; Boulder, Denver, Fort Collins, Golden and Grand Junction, Colo.; Boise, Idaho; Dubuque, Iowa; Mankato and Minneapolis, Minn.; Billings, Mont.; Elko, Fallon, Las Vegas and Reno, Nev.; Bismarck, Fargo and Williston, N.D.; Norman, Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Okla.; Aberdeen and Sioux Falls, S.D.; Lehi, Ogden and Salt Lake City, Utah; and Spokane, Wash.

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