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James Co to Join Eide Bailly

July 29, 2015

OGDEN, UT — James & Co., Business Advisors/CPAs, will become part of Eide Bailly LLP, a regional certified public accounting and business advisory firm, on Nov. 2, 2015. Dan E JamesThis link takes you to an external website., president and CPA, and his team of 10 staff members will join the firm’s Ogden office and bring Eide Bailly’s Utah practice – which also includes Salt Lake City and Lehi – to 21 partners and 114 staff.  Eide Bailly is one of the top 25 CPA firms in the nation, serving clients across the nation from 26 offices in 12 states. The addition of James & Co. will raise Eide Bailly’s professional count to 1,633, which includes 237 partners.

“We have built a strong presence in Utah over the past few years and become the first regional CPA firm in the state. The addition of James & Co. will add depth and breadth to this great knowledge base, including 30 years of specialized auto dealership knowledge and expertise,” saysDave Stende, CEO and managing partner of Eide Bailly.

Stende says Eide Bailly is focused on building industry niches – like auto dealerships – and relevant specialty services in order to help clients with more of their business needs. “Businesses face many issues in today’s market, and we are positioned to help them with challenges like technology infrastructure, security, business valuations, buy/sell agreements, computer forensics, wealth management and tax strategies,” says Stende. “We pride ourselves on an approach to service that melds the best of a small firm and large firm—personal, respectful service that includes a high level of partner involvement and, at the same time, national firm business solutions. This makes Eide Bailly an excellent choice for businesses in the region.”

James says this change is positive for clients and staff.  “Our goal has always been to help our clients be more successful and it’s rewarding to participate in their strategic decisions, help them with business solutions and contribute to their growth,” says James. “Joining Eide Bailly will give us the structure and resources to do even more for our clients. We are very excited about this opportunity,” he said.

James commented that being part of a larger firm will also help recruiting efforts. “Current staff, as well as future hires, will have more opportunities for upward advancement and leadership roles. Eide Bailly is known for its supportive culture, and staff really seem to enjoy their jobs. This is all very attractive to our staff.”

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.

About James & Co. Business Advisors/CPAsThis link takes you to an external website.
James & Co. was founded by Dan E. James, CPA, in 1983; the company has grown to be one of the most reputable and successful firms in Utah. The firm serves companies with revenues ranging from $1 million to $600 + million throughout the Western United States.

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