Chad M. Flanagan, CPA, ABV

Partner/Fargo Market Leader

Chad M. Flanagan

It's very rewarding for me to work with clients and assist them with the complex progression of their most important asset - their business. We have a great team at Eide Bailly, and we strive to help our clients successfully advance through the various business steps, making sure their goals are met.


Chad has been with the firm for over 24 years. He specializes in performing business valuation services for estate and gift tax purposes, litigation, and purchasing and selling businesses. He performs succession planning to help clients determine future ownership, leadership and management. Chad performs financial projections and forecasts as well as strategic planning for a variety of clients. To share his expertise, Chad has presented for the Prairie Family Business Association, the Red River Estate Planning Council and various other organizations.

When working with Chad, clients can expect an advisor that will help them through various stages of their business. Not only does he play an integral part in the early stages to understand value and proper capitalization, Chad stands by businesses as they mature. By being a part of all stages of business development, he increases value and develops strategies for growth and risk management.

When he's not working, Chad utilizes his business and accounting background to help nonprofit organizations, such as churches, schools and hockey organizations. In his free time, Chad enjoys a pickup game of basketball or a relaxing round of golf on a summer day.



  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • North Dakota Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Institute of Business Appraisers
  • Red River Valley Estate Planning Council
  • Healthcare Financial Management Association


  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Accredited in Business Valuation


  • Bachelor of Business Administration – University of North Dakota, Grand Forks


Client Work

  • Performs financial projections and forecasts and strategic planning for a variety of clients, including professional service companies, manufacturers, distribution companies, equipment dealers and healthcare providers.
  • Works with clients to facilitate a succession plan to family, employees or third parties.
  • Prepares financial models for strategic growth.


Community Involvement

  • American Heart Association
  • Fueling Our Future (Collaborative Initiative of The Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Fargo Moorhead Economic Development Corporation), Governance Board
  • The Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
  • Sts. Anne & Joachim Parish Finance Council