Chelsie Cheney, CPA

Director of Strategic Initiatives

Chelsie Cheney


Chelsie joined Eide Bailly in 2009 as an auditor after working for a “Big Four” accounting firm where she specialized in insurance industry audits and worked closely with a publicly-traded, SEC registered international organization. At Eide Bailly, she worked with a variety of audit clients before transitioning to the firm’s Enterprise Risk Management consulting practice. Chelsie was soon tapped to lead Eide Bailly’s strategic initiatives, overseeing projects that impact the entire firm. In this role, she is working to help position Eide Bailly as a firm ready for the future, both in client service and efficient internal process. Chelsie is also heavily involved in coordinating the Eide Bailly Alliance, a network of noncompeting member firms that utilize Eide Bailly’s depth and breadth of resources to complement their own.

If you get the chance to work with Chelsie, you can expect a passionate leader who cares about your business. She will do all she can to bring value to your engagement, whether it’s connecting you with the appropriate in-house resource, sharing a relevant article or providing a sample policy that you can re-purpose to fit your organization.

When she’s not in the office strategizing the future of the firm, you’ll find Chelsie spending all of her free time with her young family. She and her husband have two kids, Holden and Mia. They love to play away the hours outside and enjoy going to the lake. Chelsie is a big fan of Broadway musicals and—lacking musical talent herself—often wishes she had the ability to break out into song.



  • Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)


  • Certified Public Accountant


  • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Accounting – University of Nebraska, Omaha


Client Work

  • Worked with our Eide Bailly Alliance firms connecting them to resources.
  • Led and conducted ERM engagements for various clients in the insurance and financial institution industries.
  • Led and conducted audits for various clients, including insurance companies, non-profit organizations, manufacturers, SEC and employee benefit plans.
  • Worked directly with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).


Community Involvement

  • Red Cross – Blood and Platelet Donor
  • IASA Land O’ Lakes Chapter – Past Program Committee Member
  • Eide Bailly Minneapolis Office Volunteer Committee – Past Co-chair