Tara J. Engquist, CPA


Tara J. Engquist

I enjoy the everyday dealings with my clients and helping them resolve various issues as they arise. I want all of our Eide Bailly clients to know they are understood, and we are always willing to listen and help.


Tara is an audit guru with many years of experience planning, performing and supervising audit engagements on behalf of Eide Bailly. She has provided public accounting services to a diverse clientele, including nonprofit organizations, employee benefit plans, governmental entities and local small businesses.

When you work with Tara, you can expect open communication and a partner who listens with a goal of understanding your business, your passion and your challenges. She works to provide the most efficient and helpful solution. Tara is always open to a conversation and understands how important effective listening skills are for solving problems.

When she's not working her way through an audit, Tara likes to stay active with her friends and family. She's an avid volleyball player who isn't afraid to get out a hammer and some nails for a weekend of crafting when she's not at the gym.



  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • South Dakota Society of Certified Public Accountants


  • Certified Public Accountant


  • Bachelor of Science, Professional Accounting – Northern State University, Aberdeen, South Dakota


Client Work

  • Performed Uniformed Guidance audits for governmental entities and nonprofit organizations.
  • Conducted audits for Employee Benefit Plans.
  • Conducted audits for a wide range of governmental entities and nonprofit organizations.
  • Performs, conducts and coaches clients through new or recently issued accounting standards.


Community Involvement

  • Relay for Life – Volunteer