Brian Finley, CPA


Brian Finley

Eide Bailly gives me the opportunity to work with clients across the U.S. on a variety of projects. I love getting to know our clients and assisting them with their needs. We have a talented team here at Eide Bailly so I know we'll always deliver a high quality work product and really help our clients when they need it most.


Brian joined Eide Bailly in 2020, bringing 14 years of public accounting experience at a Big 4 firm with him. He is a Partner in the Financial Services Group providing his clients audit, accounting and consulting services. Brian has extensive experience in project management and has led audit engagements for financial clients with up to $30 billion in assets. He's also a thought leader in accounting and auditing topics, presenting at various training programs and seminars.

When you work with Brian, you can expect him to be accessible, with frequent and transparent communication. He makes it a point to understand what is happening within your organization and bring the best thought leadership Eide Bailly has to offer to your organization. Brian strives to be the person you reach out to when you need assistance or a second opinion.

When he's not at the office advising clients, Brian enjoys hiking, traveling, golfing, gardening or reading a good book.



  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants


  • Certified Public Accountant


  • Bachelor of Arts, Accounting – St. John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota


Client Work

  • Planned and supervised financial institution audit engagements, ranging in size up to $30 billion in assets, including public bank audits and audits requiring opinions on internal controls (FDIC Part 363).
  • Provides a variety of other services for financial institutions, including internal audits and internal controls assessments.
  • Presented various financial institution topics for training programs and seminars, including CECL and internal controls.


Community Involvement

  • Loaves & Fishes, Volunteer
  • Habitat for Humanity, Volunteer