Dave Stende, CPA who has served as Eide Bailly’s Chief Operating Officer for the past seven years, is now at the helm of the business as he assumed the managing partner/CEO role May 1. “I am humbled and honored to step into this role,” Stende says. “Working with Jerry Topp during the past seven years has prepared me well for this role. I am ready to build on what he has done.” – Eide Bailly CPA , Managing Partner and CEO shares his vision. www.eidebailly.com
Fomer CEO Jerry Topp – Eide Bailly CPA , Managing Partner shared his vision. www.eidebailly.com
“Business is good. I am pleased to report Eide Bailly continues to grow at a steady pace and, this year, experienced a moderate increase of 4 percent. The accounting profession has significantly changed with larger players and more intense competition. We have adjusted our goals and strategies, and are moving forward with refocused energy.
An important part of our strategy is to continually look at our service mix and geographic footprint, and ask ourselves, “What can we do to serve our clients better?” We are actively filling the gaps and anticipating future needs:
– This past year, four experienced partners joined our non-profit team, bringing new knowledge and real-world experience to our growing non-profit practice.
National Tax Office
– We created a National Tax Office with dedicated resources to keep in-tune with changes in Washington; this has enhanced our ability to keep clients informed of tax changes that affect them.
Cost Segregation Studies
– A company that specializes in cost segregation studies joined our Firm, which allows us to help more of our clients improve their cash flow and minimize their tax liability by accelerating depreciation schedules, as approved by the IRS.
– Utah-based Schmitt, Griffiths, Smith & Co. (SGS) joined our Firm, which geographically connects our Phoenix, Denver, Boise and Billings practice areas and strengthens our technology service offerings. SGS is a leader in the sales, consultation, implementation and support of business software applications, and was recently ranked in the 2012 top 100 value-added re-sellers by Accounting Today.
Maintaining a positive growth rate in our current economy is not easy. I am proud of the people at Eide Bailly and their perseverance. We work hard, and we play hard. We adapt to change and are nimble in our actions. We enjoy serving our clients and going the extra mile for them. We are a CPA firm of the future!”
The first topic was informing the listening audience Transcanada already has a pipeline that crosses from the oil sands in Saskatchewan Canada all the way to the oil refinery in Cushing, Oklahoma. This pipeline has been in use for many years without incident. The Keystone XL Pipeline is a new pipeline proposed to bring oil from the oil sands in Canada all the way to the Gulf of Mexico which will allow the oil sands product to replace the oil currently imported from Venezuela.
The Transcanada Keystone XL Pipeline will bring thousands of high paying jobs to the USA, replace dirty Venezuelan oil, and will keep billions of our US Dollars at home while helping our largest trading partner Canada.
Venezuela oil currently imported to the United States carry more carbon that of the Canadian Oil Sands virtually reducing green house emissions . When Venezuelan oil in imported to the United States it has a negative effect on North American countries as nearly 80 % off the oil revenue stays in OPEC country Venezuela and billions of United States currency is sent to a country that is no friend to the United States. Dictator Hugo Chavez has disdain for the United States whereas Canada, our largest trading partner, stands side by side with the United States.
If the Keystone XL pipeline is approved it will also keep millions of barrels of oil from being shipped to China, India and Pakistan. Canadian oil is a national security advantage for both the United States and Canada.
Jobs, President Obama talks about the creation of high paying jobs and the Keystone XL Pipeline will bring exactly that. A big hurdle- A draft State Department report concludes that building the Keystone XL pipeline would not speed up development of Canada’s oil sands, dealing a blow to environmentalists who claim Keystone would worsen climate change.The report from the State Department says the Canada-to-Texas pipeline would have little impact on the environment.
“Approval or denial of the proposed project is unlikely to have a substantial impact on the rate of development in the oil sands, or on the amount of heavy crude oil refined in the Gulf Coast area,” the report says.
Bakken Energy Service www.bakkenenergyservice.com member Les Burr owner of Burr Petroleum Consulting Minot ND and active tribal Three Affiliated Tribes member www.burrpetroleumconsulting.com , has been asked by the Three Affiliated Tribes http://www.dakotacoalition.com/tat.html to be on a panel that will give TERO ( Tribal Employment Regulation Organization ) and the oil and gas companies doing business on the Fort Berthold Reservation an opportuity to discuss rules and regulations moving forward.
Les Burr owner of Burr Petroleum Consulting and Bakken Energy Service Member is a panel member for the Three Affiliated Tribes in regards to TERO rules and regulations to be held at 4 Bears Casino October 29th and 30th .
Burr Petroleum Consulting: www.burrpetroleumconsulting.comNorth Dakota based, 100% native American Owned Petroleum Consulting with focus on the Three Tribes- Berthold Indian Reservation www.mhanation.com . Doing business in North Dakota Bakken and the Williston Basin . Burr Petroleum consulting has a wealth of information on the day-to-day needs and operations of the oil and gas industry. Burr supplies hard to find parts and accessories as well as the leasing of equipment. 701.240.5172 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tim Fisher , CEO/Founder Bakken Energy Service www.bakkenenergyservice.com is a Panelist in the 3rd Annual Bakken infrastructure Finance & Development Summit 2012 www.infocastinc.com/bakken held in Denver Colorado at the Westin Downtown www.westin.com . The Bakken infrastructure Summit is being held October 23rd through the 25th. On the 24th keynote speaker will be Rick Muncrief, Senior Vice President of Operations, Continental Resources, Inc. www.contres.com . Tim’s panel will follow shortly there after.
Panel Discussion: Midstream Perspectives on Pipeline Build-out in the Bakken Shale
What is the current pipeline takeaway capacity from the Bakken and how much more is required to be built to meet expected production growth? What pipeline expansion projects are currently under development and what is their shipping capacity? Which announced transportation systems will receive industry support by the highest level of commitments from suppliers and become a reality? How would such a takeaway capacity increase affect transportation companies and the level of road traffic in North Dakota? What other midstream infrastructure needs to be expanded? How can the midstream companies maximize the rates of return on infrastructure costs? What is the level of cooperation between midstream companies and railroads, and what will happen in the long-term?
Robert Gibb & Son, Inc. , www.robertgibb.com Bakken commercial and industrial mechanical contracting speaks with Bakken Energy Service www.bakkenenergyservice.com about their work in Williston North Dakota. Commercial and Industrial mechanical contracting , you can find Robert Gibb & Sons throughout the Bakken and Williston Basin currently working throughout North Dakota with their expansion into Williston
Robert Gibb & Sons’ trusted mechanical contractors have been serving North Dakota residential, commercial, and industrial buildings for nearly 100 years with expansion into the Bakken and Williston Basin. You can trust their responsive technicians with the installation, maintenance, and repair of your plumbing, heating, air conditioning, by Bryant www.bryant.com
Bakken commercial and industrial mechanical contractors Robert Gibb & Son, Inc www.robertgibb.com work throughout the Bakken and Williston Basin .
Bakken Construction contact Gateway Building Systems West Fargo, Williston, Bismarck, Dickinson, Watford City, Minot. www.gatewaybuilding.com . Gateway Building structural steel buildings.
Gateway Building Systems a member of Bakken Energy Service
Contact them today and mark your calendar to meet them at the 2012 Williston Basin Petroleum Conference May 22-24 at the Bismarck Convention Center , Bismarck North Dakota. See Gateway Building Systems in the Bakken Energy Service booths 163 & 164. Gateway Building Systems is a member of Bakken Energy Service www.bakkenenergyservice.com
Bakken Construction done better with Gateway Building Systems West Fargo, Williston, Bismarck, Dickinson, Watford City, Minot. www.gatewaybuilding.com . Gateway Building Systems structural steel buildings and more.
IRON HORSE SCORIA NORTH DAKOTA WWW.SCORIAMINING.COM LOOKS TO EXPANDS IT’S SCORIA, GRAVEL AND SAND BUSINESS THROUGHOUT WILLISTON, DICKINSON, BISMARCK, MINOT, KILLDEER, WATFORD CITY, BELFIELD, NEW TOWN, PARSHALL, STANLEY, GRASSY BUTTE, AND TIOGA AREA.
Bakken Energy Service www.bakkenenergyservice.com Member- Iron Horse Industrial Services is looking for landowners who have scoria, sand and or gravel who would like it mined for a fair price. With one of North Dakota’s Largest Scoria Pit and several other locations in the Bakken and Williston Basin and beyond, IRON HORSE could be your partner . Please contact them at www.scoriamining.com
IRON HORSE SCORIA WWW.SCORIAMINING.COM LOOKS EXPANDS IT’S WITH LAND OWNERS THROUGHOUT WILLISTON, DICKINSON, BISMARCK, MINOT, KILLDEER, WATFORD CITY, BELFIELD, NEW TOWN, PARSHALL, STANLEY, GRASSY BUTTE, AND TIOGA AREA FOR THEIR SCORIA, GRAVEL AND SAND BUSINESS . CONTACT THEM TODAY AND ONCE AGAIN BE A MEMBER OF THE OIL AND GAS BOOM.
February 2012: Iron Horse Industrial Services – providing scoria, gravel and rock to the Bakken, Williston, Dickinson, New Town and Beyond.
Iron Horse Industrial Services www.ironhorse-alex.comimmerged on the Bakken and Williston Basin scene with a boom similar to the Oil Boom. In just a short period of time Iron Horse has become one of North Dakota’s largest supplier of Scoria.
BESTeam Memeber Iron Horse Industrial Services providing scoria, gravel, rock to the Bakken, Willsiton Basin and Beyond
Iron Horse now has a total of six mines and is on its way to a goal of ten. Its newest website www.scoriamining.com provides locations of the pits, pricing and services offered.
Bill Fisher , CEO of Iron Horse Industrial Services shows the leadership and forward thinking of the best of the best with the Bakken Energy Service Team. Call Bill at 320.760.4196
We are pleased to have Iron Horse Industrial Services as a BESTeam partner honored for February 2012 BESTeam player of the month . Bakken Energy Systems , Building the Bakken, Williston Basin and Beyond.