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40 Under 40 Honoree: Andrew Spillum, CPA – 39

Partner-in-Charge (Phoenix office), Eide Bailly, Phoenix, AZ

Education – BA Accounting & Business Admin., Augustana
Family – Wife Arlana; children Keenan & Isaac.
Hobbies & Interests – Involvement in children’s
activities & golfing.
Professional Affiliations – AICPA, Arizona Society of

What peers, clients and friends say about Andrew:
Andy Spillum has been moving upward and onward since the day he arrived at Eide
Bailly LLP. He is a respected leader for the Firm and an active mentor for staff.
Andy relates well to clients, both internal and external, across the generations.
He is every bit the professional on the fast track —— sharp, decisive
and smooth while also being likeable. Most recently, Andy’s career path
has gone south, make that southwest. In 2003, Andy accepted a transfer to Eide
Bailly’s Phoenix office where, shortly after his move, he was asked to
head up the Audit & Accounting department. Within a year and a half, Andy
became the Partner-In-Charge for the Phoenix office. In the first five months
of 2006, Andy has led the charge in successfully integrating an additional accounting
practice of approximately 15 people and moving the Phoenix office to a new location.
All of this while serving clients, growing the office and making time for his
family (and golf!).

What technology or business process does Andrew see affecting the tax
and accounting profession in the next five years?

“Being able to train and develop talented staff at an accelerated pace
to take advantage of a rapidly changing environment. Obviously technology will
play a big part in this process. There have also been significant changes and
growth in the accounting profession in the past three to four years. Integration
of this change will be important in the short term. It will also be critical
to take advantage of technology to streamline processes and increase the overall
productivity. More firms will take advantage of the virtual office with the
ever changing workforce.”

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