One of the 25 largest U.S. accounting firms, Eide Bailly has
roots that can be traced to 1917 when John A. "Jack" Cull opened an
accounting business in Fargo, N.D. Cull was the seventh man in
North Dakota to become a CPA; he was later joined by Oliver A.
Eide. In 1950, Charles Bailly opened a branch office in Fargo for
Broeker Hendrickson. Nearly 40 years later, in 1998, Eide and
Bailly finally teamed up. Since then, Eide Bailly has grown into a
firm with more than 1,600 staff members in 29 offices across 13
states and $220 million in annual revenue.
Eide Bailly is a member of HLB International, a worldwide
network of independent accounting and advisory firms with more than
600 offices, 19,000 staffers, and 2,100 partners in more than 130
countries. As for Eide Bailly's services, they include accounting,
audit and assurance, cost segregation, financial services, forensic
and valuation, health care reform, international services, risk
advisory services, tax services, technology consulting, transaction
services, and wealth management. The firm is led by CEO/Managing
Partner Dave Stende, who succeeded Jerry Topp in May 2013.
Previously, Stende served as the firm's COO from 2006 to 2013.