Joshua P. Hayes, CPA


Joshua P. Hayes

My job is to help entrepreneurs work though situations that are stressful for them, which is taxation in all its forms. I take that stress away from them and manage that piece of their lives. I grew up on a farm in Montana and learned early on to treat my client's money and problems like they're my money and problems. Clients can sense when you're passionate about them.


Josh is a tax advisor who helps entrepreneurs and high net worth individuals navigate complex taxation issues. He's also a leader within the firm, serving as the head of the Phoenix/Scottsdale office tax department and a member of the Eide Bailly LLP National Tax Group.

Working with Josh means working with a tax professional who is passionate about your goals and how the tax environment effects and impacts those goals. Josh will work hard to ensure that his clients sleep well at night knowing that their peers are not getting advice that gives them a competitive advantage.

When he's not working with clients, Josh is a proud ice hockey nut who coaches youth hockey and travels the country to watch his sons play at hockey tournaments. When not recovering from an injury sustained in men's league hockey, he keeps active as a runner, cyclist and triathlete.



  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Tax Practices Section
  • Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants, Tax Legislative Committee
  • Montana Society of Certified Public Accountants, Federal Taxation Committee (past member)


  • Certified Public Accountant


  • Bachelor of Business Administration and Accounting – Gonzaga University, Spokane, Wash.


Client Work

  • Specializes in taxation of large international businesses, closely held businesses and the taxation of their owners in several industries, including manufacturing, transportation/distribution, wholesale/retail and real estate.
  • Provides guidance in acquisitions, spinoffs and other tax-free corporate reorganizations, beginning with due diligence review and ending with post-closing implementation of the transaction.
  • Serves as Eide Bailly's tax department head for the Phoenix and Scottsdale, Ariz., tax practice, as well as on the executive committee of the firm's National Tax Group.


Community Involvement

  • Valley Guardians, Active Member and Executive Committee (Secretary/Treasurer) 2019