Ryan S. Donahue, CPA, CISA, AFE

Partner/Insurance Industry Leader

Ryan S. Donahue

My passion is to serve clients at a level that leaves all of their needs addressed, even before they realize they have the need. By melding my public accounting experience with my CFO experience, I offer a unique perspective to my audit, attest and consulting clients.


As Partner-in-Charge of the Insurance Industry Practice at Eide Bailly, Ryan works closely with clients in the insurance industry, conducting financial, internal control and IT audits, as well as consulting on regulatory matters and strategic business planning. He has extensive experience with large health insurers and large worker compensation organizations.

Ryan understands the rules and regulations governing the insurance industry from every angle, so when you work with him, you get a seasoned and tested professional joining your team. His mastery of audit and compliance services, not to mention his CFO experience, will prove invaluable to your organization.

When not in the office or traveling for work, Ryan enjoys traveling with his two kids. You'll also find him and his family at the lake throughout the year, enjoying hikes through the woods, boating and tinkering with various motorized vehicles.



  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • North Dakota Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Information Systems Audit and Control Association
  • Society of Financial Examiners


  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor
  • Accredited Financial Examiner


  • Bachelor of Accountancy—North Dakota State University, Fargo


Client Work

  • Directed the Finance, IT and Operations departments as CFO for regional health plan that administered approximately $850 million in claims.
  • Provided audit and compliance services, including Service Organization Control Audits, to insurance industry clients.
  • Completed various Market Conduct Examinations for the Division of Insurance in Massachusetts, Iowa and Florida.
  • Participated in multiple Exhibit C examinations (IT examinations) for several large international insurance companies.


Community Involvement

  • ISACA Fargo Chapter, Inc. Treasurer
  • Association of Governmental Risk Pools
  • National Association of Insurance Commissioners
  • Insurance Accounting and Systems Association