Heather L. Thielges, CPA, CVA

Partner/Mankato Market Leader

Heather L. Thielges

I love working for a firm with a living, breathing culture that creates a truly collaborative, peer-oriented, professional yet fun environment where we are challenged to be innovative and given the autonomy to serve our clients in a manner that best suits them.


Heather joined Eide Bailly in 2001 and provides a wide range of public accounting services to clients. She specializes in business valuation and litigation support and often consults clients on matters of family law, including division of marital estates, child support and spousal maintenance. Heather also advises clients on tax compliance and planning matters, new entity formations, IRS and state tax representation, and multi-state taxation.

When you work with Heather, you can expect a very personal approach. She likes to get to know you as a person, not just a client, so she can gain a deeper understanding of your organization both financially and culturally. She also brings a holistic approach-looking at the big picture to provide options and solutions in a proactive manner.

When she's not consulting, you'll find Heather out taking advantage of the great Minnesota outdoors. She loves to camp, fish and relax by the campfire with a good book. On the flip side, she's also a self-identified adrenaline junkie, attracted to anything with death-defying heights or face-melting speed. You're going to like working with her.



  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts


  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Certified Valuation Analyst


  • Bachelor of Science, Accounting – Minnesota State University, Mankato


Client Work

  • Provided public accounting services, including new entity formations, ownership changes, IRS and state tax representation, partnership issue support, research, multi-state taxation, budgeting and projections.
  • Performed business valuation services for estate and gift tax purposes, litigation, purchasing and selling businesses and marital dissolution.
  • Provided tax compliance, planning and consulting services to both businesses and individuals.
  • Presented numerous business valuation, benchmarking, and tax presentations to area referral groups and associations.


Community Involvement

  • YWCA of Mankato, Past Board Member
  • YMCA of Mankato, Past Board Member