Keith A. Schmidt, CPA, PFS, AEP

Partner

Keith A. Schmidt

It is inspiring to work for a firm whose commitment to their clients is only exceeded by their commitment to their staff.

OVERVIEW

Keith has been with Eide Bailly since 1995 and currently leads the tax department at the firm's Spokane, Washington, office. His decades-long career has focused in large part on tax compliance and planning for individuals and privately held businesses (construction contractors in particular). Keith is also an experienced business consultant, working closely with clients in the construction industry, private physician groups, retail, restaurant and franchisees and professional service groups. Keith serves at Partner-in-Charge of Eide Bailly's Spokane office.

When you work with Keith, you can expect a keen eye for detail and an expert's grasp on the intricacies of tax compliance and tax planning. You and your business will get a partner whose experience you can rely on for quick, accurate solutions to whatever issues you may face, as he has likely solved similar challenges throughout his career.

When Keith's not at the office working on one of his client engagements, he's likely outside breaking a sweat either on the tennis court or on the golf course. If the courts are booked and tee times are unavailable, he also likes to head to the lake on the weekend to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Pacific Northwest.

QUALIFICATIONS

Memberships

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants (WSCPA)

Designations/Licensures

  • Certified Public Accountant

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration with Accounting emphasis – Eastern Washington University, Cheney

KNOWLEDGE

Client Work

  • Provided guidance concerning acquisitions, dispositions, split-offs, spin-offs and other tax-free corporate reorganizations.
  • Consulted with clients as a construction industry growth leader.
  • Succession planning for owners of privately-held businesses.
  • Provided tax, retirement and estate planning services for high net worth individuals.

COMMUNITY

Community Involvement

  • Community Cancer Fund, Board member