Overview

Introduction

Eide Bailly is one of the 20 largest accounting firms in the U.S. Its interns get quality training, hands-on experience, and access to senior staff members and clients. Its full-time staff have access to an excellent mentoring and career advisory program, and an “Xchange” program that allows them to rotate through different departments and specialties. Recently, the firm created an inclusion and diversity committee to promote D&I within the firm for all minority groups.

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Employer Type

LLP

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Size

1,001-5,000 Employees

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Featured Rankings

Vault Accounting 25


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Major Office Locations

Fargo,ND


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Employment Contact

For Candidates with 1+ Years' Experience

Firsthand Findings

Eide Bailly is looking for self-starters with strong communication and leadership skills who are eager to learn and continuously improve. The firm treats its interns like full-time associates, offering them hands-on experience and the ability to work alongside senior professionals and clients. For full-time associates, there are extensive career development opportunities, including valuable trainings and a unique exchange program that allows professionals to experience various service areas, industries, and specialties in order to make more informed career choices.

In general, a good quality of life can be had at Eide Bailly. Staff typically work a lot of hours during busy season, but outside the busy season, staff commonly work a little under 40 hours a week. Ei...

About the Company

The 20th largest U.S. accounting firm by annual revenue, Eide Bailly celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2017. Its roots can be traced to 1917 when John A. 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 50 years later, in 1998, Eide and Bailly finally teamed up. Since then, Eide Bailly has grown into a firm with more than 2,500 staff members in over 40 offices across 14 states and Mumbai, India. The firm has $342 million in annual revenues.

Eide Bailly LLP is a regional certified public accounting and business advisory firm with diverse talents, industry experience and service specialties. As a member of HLB, Eide Bailly joins a worldwide network ...

Employee Reviews


  • “Overall, the firm's quality of life is pretty good. Obviously, with busy season there are a lot of hours worked. However, outside of the four months or so that is busy season, you are generally working around or a little under 40 hours a week. Eide Bailly has a lot of flexibility as well. You control your own schedule, and if you need to be gone for an appointment for an afternoon, that is totally fine. The only ask from Eide Bailly is that you communicate with your team and in-charge or manager so that you are not just MIA.”

  • “It is generally easy to get approved for time off for vacations when it isn't busy season. There are months during the year where taking a vacation is not feasible.”

  • “Depending on staffing, work/life balance can be a challenge, but overall over my career, my work/life balance has been VERY manageable when I needed it to be or wanted it to be (kids’ events, etc.).”

  • “Summers are super flexible and you can basically take time off whenever you want. Busy season obviously has high hour requirements, which is normal for every accounting firm.”

Why Work Here


Eide Bailly was founded in 1917 and is one of the top 25 CPA and business advisory firms in the nation. We have more than 40 offices across 15 states, and offer a wide variety of tax, audit, and consulting services. Our staff and partners serve many different industries and have the opportunity to specialize in a variety of areas. Our culture is the foundation of who we are, and we encourage our staff members to pursue their interests, both in the office and at home. We are passionate about the clients we serve, the work we do, and especially the fun we have while we do it!

Getting Hired Here


  • “Interviews are standardized, and the callback process is immediate if possible to bring in great candidates. An ideal candidate would be someone with the right education background and strong communication skills who is willing to learn and continuously improve.”

  • “Candidate should be a self-starter that is a good culture fit. Having the ability to problem solve is key. Leadership skills are also key.”

  • “We really try to recruit and hire the best and brightest, as public accounting is fast paced and can be easy to fall behind. Our recruitment and hiring practice is pretty extensive. We try to keep in contact with local colleges and host/attend events to get to know potential recruits before the interview process even starts. There are initial screening calls with our recruiting department and then local interviews with staff/managers/partners either in person or virtually. We look for not only good performers but also for attitude and a willingness to learn.”

  • “Eide Bailly is seeking candidates who are willing and able to learn. Technical knowledge is something anyone can acquire, but soft skills and personality to be a good fit is a different story. When someone starts a new job, we do not expect them to immediately know and understand all the procedures and policies. Employing someone who is willing to communicate and learn is invaluable.”

Perks & Benefits