Eide Bailly to Merge in Beckman & Kunkin

Beckman & Kunkin of Scottsdale, Ariz., will be joining Fargo, N.D.-based Eide Bailly (FY15 net revenue of $224.6 million) on Nov. 2.

Beckman & Kunkin shareholders Howard Beckman and Adam Kunkin and their team will join Eide Bailly and continue to operate from their Scottsdale location under the Eide Bailly name, the firm announced. This will raise Eide Bailly’s Arizona staff count to 72, and clients in the region now will be served from two locations in the Phoenix metro area.

Joining Eide Bailly will help ensure Beckman & Kunkin’s clients continue to have access to the best practices available, says Beckman.

“We’ve always been a client-focused firm, and that won’t change with this union,” said Beckman. “But the ever-changing complexity of today’s business landscape makes it harder for smaller firms to maintain all the best practices. Joining Eide Bailly will help us continue our same quality of client service, while also expanding the solutions we can offer clients. It’s going to be an incredible resource for our staff to be able to pick up the phone and call any one of the hundreds of Eide Bailly professionals who can help provide a roadmap for clients with unique situations.”

“Beckman & Kunkin will bring even more depth to our real estate and tax practices in the valley, as well as firm wide,” says Andy Spillum, PIC of Eide Bailly’s Phoenix office.