BILLINGS, MT — Billings-based CPA firm Schafer & Associates P.C. will become part of Eide Bailly LLP, a regional certified public accounting and business advisory firm, on Dec. 14. Sole shareholder Matt Schafer and his team at Schafer & Associates will move into Eide Bailly’s current Billings office, strengthening Eide Bailly’s position as the largest accounting firm for businesses in the region.
“Joining Eide Bailly will allow us to focus more on our clients and be a better advocate for them,” said Schafer, who will join Eide Bailly as a partner. “Our clients will continue to have the same level of personal, quality service they expect, but they will now also have access to the tremendous depth of resources and solutions that Eide Bailly can deliver. From specialty tax services, such as cost segregation, state and local tax consulting and international tax, to wealth management and estate planning, we’ll be able to help our clients achieve their goals at every stage of their business.”
Schafer said the union will help his staff achieve their goals, as well.
“Eide Bailly’s professional development is top notch, and our staff will have great opportunities to grow in their careers and challenge themselves to become even better service providers,” said Schafer.
Adding Schafer & Associates will raise Eide Bailly’s staff numbers to 72 in Billings. The firm has 1,600 staff in 27 offices across 12 states.
“Schafer & Associates has built a strong practice, and their knowledge will complement Eide Bailly’s talents.” said Steve Markovich, partner-in-charge of Eide Bailly’s Billings office. “Matt has a dynamic team that will utilize Eide Bailly’s resources to not only build stronger relationships with their current clients, but help us better serve businesses across the region. This an exciting union with tremendous potential for all involved.”
“Matt and his colleagues fit right in with our culture here at Eide Bailly,” said Jeremy Hauk, Billings partner and member of Eide Bailly’s Board of Directors. “Like us, Schafer & Associates is committed to both client service and supporting the Billings community. We look forward to helping area businesses succeed, and continuing to make Billings a great place to live and work.”
About Schafer & Associates
Schafer & Associates P.C. has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to local individuals and businesses since its formation in 2010. The firm’s expertise ranges from basic tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as audits, financial statements, and financial planning. Its mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals.
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 and Scottsdale, 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.