Audit & Assurance

We’re inspired to create real value from your assurance engagement

Turn your audit or review engagement into a springboard for impactful change.

An audit or review of your financial statements does not have to be intimidating. Often performed due to a regulatory or lender requirement, many business entities consider their audit or review engagement to be a nuisance, a “necessary evil,” something that is only done because someone requires it.

When you work with Eide Bailly, you work with a firm that values client service and sees these engagements as a valuable tool to further understand your organization in providing insights and solutions to manage your business. We view the audit and review process as an opportunity to help you identify positive changes for your organization.

To properly plan and perform an assurance engagement, the team obtains an understanding of your business, which provides an opportunity to have conversations about your organization. Those conversations and the peace of mind gained from knowing you can rely on the information in your audited or reviewed financial statements can lead to improvements in operations, internal controls, and the identification of valuable performance benchmarks.

We've been providing assurance services for over 100 years, developing significant expertise in many industries. Accompanied by a firm approach of hands-on engagement partner involvement, our high staff retention rate means you can expect a consistent team each year—a team that will truly understand your business and your industry.

Assurance Solutions to Solve Your Compliance Challenges

Employee Benefit & Retirement Plan Audits

Protect your plan assets and meet challenges head on.

Leasing Standards

Understand and comply with the lease accounting standards and their impact to your organization.

Public Company & SEC Services

Work with experienced professionals that understand the SEC filing process.

Single Audit

Ensure compliance with federal programs and focus on grant management.

System & Organization Control (SOC) Report

Be confident that your controls are doing their job with SOC reports.

Our Stats Tell the Story

At Eide Bailly, our assurance practice is about more than a requirement. It’s about giving you the information you need to make wise business decisions.

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Ready for an audit engagement that makes a difference? Eide Bailly is here to help.

Our team of assurance professionals prioritize compliance and strategy to help ensure you make the most of your audit experience.

Audit & Assurance Leadership

Ben Ellingson

Ben L. EllingsonCPA

Partner/National Assurance Practice Leader

Ben has provided public accounting services to Eide Bailly clients since 1999. He works with a variety of industries, focusing primarily on closely held businesses. Ben serves as the Partner-in-Charge of the Mankato office and has extensive experience with clients in the construction, manufacturing and wholesale distribution industries.
Brian Callahan

Brian P. CallahanCPA

Partner/National Market Leader

Brian has provided assurance services to his clients since 1994, including as a partner since 2005. He is especially well versed in accounting issues that concern the real estate, manufacturing, distribution, software and internet, consumer products and energy industries. Brian serves clients with company revenues ranging from start-up entities to in excess of $1 billion with a sweet spot of company revenues between $20 million and $200 million. Brian is one of Eide Bailly’s Securities and Exchange Commission partners. Since 2013, Brian has served as the Partner-in-Charge (PIC) of the Eide Bailly offices in Colorado and also is on the firm’s Board of Directors. In his role as the PIC for Colorado, Brian coordinates and quarterbacks resources for the core service partners in the Denver, Fort Collins, Boulder and Grand Junction offices.
Scot Phillips

Scot R. PhillipsCPA

Partner/Audit & Assurance Practice Leader

Scot joined the firm in 2002 and is a highly experienced public accountant, serving privately held companies, government entities and nonprofit organizations. His work includes audits, reviews and compilations of financial statements, interpretations of financial information and assistance with technical accounting matters. Scot is a recognized leader in his field, as well as in his community, participating in many local business and professional associations.