Jay Welsh portrait

Jay Welsh

Senior Manager

Born and raised in Grand Forks, North Dakota, Jay enjoys living in his hometown because the people there are hard-working and kind to others. He lives with his wife, their three children, and their dog. In addition to spending time with his family, Jay enjoys following professional sports and reading. When he has the opportunity to travel, his favorite destinations are tropical/beach locations, like Florida or Hawaii, and mountain destinations, such as Montana or Colorado.

Jay has devoted the entirety of his professional accounting career to serving on the Brady Martz team. He joined the firm in 2000, shortly after graduating from college. In his capacity as a senior manager, Jay works in both the firm’s Tax Department and Audit & Attestation Department. He specializes in performing audits, reviews, and compilations for a variety of governmental and non-governmental clients. Additionally, he offers non-attest services for electric cooperatives, Tribal governments and businesses, Tribal casinos, school districts, retails entities, and restaurants. Jay also performs work for both individual and corporate tax clients.

Jay’s extensive knowledge and strong organizational skills make him a big asset to both his clients and the firm. His chief goal is to provide timely and precise deliverables for his clients. Jay chose to pursue a career in the accounting field because he has always been good with numbers and enjoyed working with them. He attributes his career success to his strong work ethic.

Designations & Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – North Dakota


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • North Dakota CPA Society (NDCPAS)
  • National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives (NSAC)
  • UND Alumni Association


  • University of North Dakota
    • Bachelor of Accountancy (1998)