Eide Bailly Admits 15 to Partnership

15 staff members were admitted into the partnership of Fargo, N.D.-based Eide Bailly LLP (FY14 net revenue of $195.4 million). This brings the total to 230.

“Strong leadership skills and deep expertise in their industries are the stand-out qualities in our newest partners,” says Dave Stende, MP/CEO. “These professionals exemplify the Eide Bailly difference. They go above and beyond to give our clients an experience that is second to none and help those clients feel confident in their business decisions. I look forward to seeing the continued accomplishments of these new partners.”

The new partners/principals are:

Tyler Bernier has more than 10 years of experience in public accounting serving the health care industry. He manages and supervises health system, hospital, senior living and other health care-related audits in urban and rural areas.

Aaron Clayton has been providing audit, tax, accounting and consulting services to a variety of industries for nine years, including health care, utility cooperatives, ag processors and commercial entities.

Michael Criddle has more than 14 years of experience working in tax with partnerships, S corporations, corporations, individuals, trusts and nonprofits. He is part of Eide Bailly’s international tax services group and specializes in international taxation, specifically as it relates to individuals.

Stacy Erdmann has more than 14 years of public accounting experience and provides tax and technical services to individuals, partnerships and corporations and assists business and individual clients in tax planning and return preparation.

Derek Flanagan has been providing audit, consulting and accounting services to a variety of industries for more than nine years. His primary focus is in the government and utility industries.

Nathan Gonseth has more than 10 years of experience providing audit and assurance services to clients in a variety of industries including manufacturing, wholesale, retail, construction and dealerships.

Kayce Halley has more than 10 years of public accounting experience providing tax services to a variety of clients, including retailers/wholesalers, real estate, manufacturers, closely held organizations and individuals.

Brenda Leibfried has 19 years of public accounting experience working primarily with financial institutions. She plans, performs, supervises and reviews financial statement audits, agreed-upon procedures and internal audit engagements, as well as works with banks regarding fraud and embezzlement issues.

Renee Malewski has been providing tax services for more than 20 years to a variety of industries, high wealth individuals and controlled groups. She consults with clients to share insight on accounting, individual, corporate, partnership and international tax, as well as financial and estate planning needs.

Jason Olson provides forensic accounting services for complex financial investigations, documents and quantifies fraud losses for businesses and assists clients with insurance claims regarding employee dishonesty.

Sandi Piatz has more than 17 years of experience in the technology industry providing technology and business guidance for organizations across many industries, including manufacturing, architecture and engineering, insurance, utilities, municipalities and financial institutions.

Joe Pope has more than 12 years of experience planning, performing and managing audit and consulting engagements in a variety of industries, including financial institutions and nonprofits.

Justin Reilly has been providing public accounting services to clients in a variety of industries for more than 11 years, including dealerships, construction and manufacturing. He assists in tax planning and return preparation for S corporations, partnerships, individuals and C corporations.

Clay Waller has more than 13 years public accounting experience providing services to public and private clients in a variety of industries, including financial institutions, manufacturing, retail/wholesale, real estate and construction, hospitality and ERISA employee benefit plans

Chad Wilsie has more than eight years of public accounting experience providing compliance services including payroll taxation, individual and business income tax, property tax, trust and gift services to a variety of industries, with his primary industry focuses being manufacturing, hospitals, high net worth individuals, insurance companies and professional and general service companies.