Maria A. Schwingler, CPA

Partner

Maria A. Schwingler

I love coming to work for Eide Bailly and working with clients because of the different and dynamic people I have the opportunity to work with each and every day-both internally at Eide Bailly and externally with clients. Every day is different and brings its own challenges. I value the Eide Bailly culture and that the Firm stays true to living that culture each day.

OVERVIEW

Maria joined Eide Bailly in 2005 and provides audit, accounting and business consulting services to a variety of clients. Her specialty is employee benefit plans and nonprofit organizations, and she spends much of her time coordinating and overseeing various audit engagements. Maria works with organizations to understand the impact of accounting changes, including changes and disclosure requirements as they relate to nonprofit and employee benefit plan financial statements and any related regulatory changes, as well as communicating audit results to management, committees and boards.

When you work with Maria, you can expect a responsive, personal touch. She always tries to take the time to understand her clients' needs and assist them with any questions that they have in a timely manner. At the end of the day, Maria wants clients to walk away from their experience with a positive experience of Eide Bailly-one they would share with others.

Outside of the office, Maria's top priority is her family. She and her husband have twin girls and a dog at home, all of whom love the outdoors. They love to go camping, especially along the beautiful North Shore of Lake Superior. Maria's also got a passport full of stamps from all over Europe, the Caribbean and Mexico. She's always keeping her eyes and ears open for the next great travel adventure.

QUALIFICATIONS

Memberships

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Nonprofit Financial Group of the Twin Cities, Member
  • TeamWomenMN Young Professionals Board Member
  • Eide Bailly ERISA Assurance Committee

Designations/Licensures

  • Certified Public Accountant

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Accounting – University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

KNOWLEDGE

Client Work

  • Led employee benefit plan engagement teams, including defined benefit, defined contribution and employee stock ownership plans, in planning and providing a technical review of audit engagements and drafting financial statements to ensure compliance with GAAP, Department of Labor, and ERISA requirements.
  • Led nonprofit engagement teams, including those with complex consolidations, in planning and providing a technical review of audit engagements, drafting financial statements to ensure compliance with GAAP and Uniform Guidance audit requirements (if applicable).
  • Communicated audit results and delivered industry trend information through reports and presentations to management, audit committees and boards.

COMMUNITY

Community Involvement

  • Team Women MN, Member, Young Professionals Board Member
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Upper Midwest
  • Cookie Cart, Volunteer
  • Second Harvest Heartland, Volunteer
  • Feed My Starving Children, Volunteer