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Results

We work with you on a personal level to determine the best solutions for your unique needs, then leverage our seasoned expertise to achieve the best possible results.

Relationships

We are your trusted partner in success. Our firm is large enough to offer a full range of professional services at a fair price, but small enough to give you the individual attention that you deserve.

Relief

Rest assured that when a need arises, our firm is ready and capable to handle everything for you so you can focus on what matters most to you.

Our History

Founded on the simple idea of helping others navigate complex tax code and accounting standards, we’ve been evolving for more than 30 years into the team we are today. With broad vision and detailed knowledge, we’ve spent every day since 1984 becoming experts at helping you build the staircase to your dreams.

Our Mission

Tame the Pandora’s Box of money management. Take the financial monster you’ve imagined and help you see it as the key to your future that it really is. It’s our mission to help you realize that once you understand your money you open doors that you never even knew existed.


Shawn Hermanson, CPA, CVA, MBA

Shawn is a Certified Public Accountant and trusted advisor in helping business owners streamline operations with tax-efficient strategies. From small business owners to companies pursuing mergers and acquisitions, Shawn is an expert in helping businesses of all sizes save money on daily operations. When not at work Shawn enjoys being outdoors, golf, tennis and traveling with his wife.

Phone: (763) 780-0878
Email: shawn@cpamn.net

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Tracy McKnight, CPA

Tracy has been working in small business accounting since before she could drive! Helping her dad with back-office accounting as well as working with Quickbooks. She graduated from UW-River Falls with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. Tracy enjoys spending time with her kids and husband, and working on their “forever home” in the country.

Phone: (763) 780-0878
Email: tracy@cpamn.net

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Barb Leitner

Barb is an authority in advising small businesses. With over 25 years in small business consulting and tax preparation, Barb has answers to all your toughest questions and solutions to your most complex financial problems. When Barb isn’t at work, she likes to spend time with her family, friends and her dog, Bailey.

Phone: (763) 780-0878
Email: barb@cpamn.net


Sandra Dammar

With over 30 years of experience in small business consulting, Sandy is an expert staff accountant. She loves helping our customers prepare for getting maximum returns on personal, and business returns. Sandy is one of our QuickBooks Pro Advisors. She can assist you in all aspects of accounting, bookkeeping and financial statements as well.  If you need help with troubleshooting your accounting software she is there to help and can train on QuickBooks if needed. Sandy enjoys family time at her cabin, as well as gardening and playing with her cat.

Phone: (763) 780-0878
Email: sandy@cpamn.net

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Tania Holcomb, CPA, CVA

Tania is a Certified Public Accountant with 8 years of experience, and she recently earned her Certified Valuation Analyst credentialing. Tania is highly detailed, passionate about helping others achieve their financial goals and an expert in small business consulting. When she is not crunching the numbers, she enjoys doing anything outdoors, and watching her daughter play hockey.

Phone: (763) 780-0878
Email: tania@cpamn.net

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Alison Lindstrom, CPA, MBA, PFS

Alison has over 9 years of experience in public accounting. She has her Bachelor’s in Accounting, Master’s in Business Administration, and recently acquired her PFS certification. She specializes in Trust and Estate Tax preparation and retirement planning. When Alison isn’t in the office, she loves to travel and being outside with her daughter either boating or biking!

Phone: (763) 780-0878
Email: alison@cpamn.net

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Dan Lewis, CPA

Dan has been a CPA for 7+ years. He has a wide range of experience with both Personal & Business taxes. He likes planning & problem solving to help put clients in the best financial position possible, while keeping long-term goals in sight. When he’s not at work, Dan enjoys spending his free time with his family, or wood-working & metal-working in his shop.

Phone: (763) 780-0878
Email: dan@cpamn.net


Amy Spiess

Amy is an individual income tax specialist. She has over 7 years in tax, bookkeeping and payroll preparation. She is currently working on her Quickbooks online certificate. When not at work, Amy travels as much as she can with her family and friends.

Phone: (763) 780-0878
Email: amy@cpamn.net

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Jennifer Hermanson

Jennifer worked at a marketing firm for more than 20 years and in January 2021, decided to make a career change. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mass Communications/Speech Communications and an Associate of Science Degree in Accounting. Jen enjoys assisting clients with their tax preparation and helping with payroll needs. In her free time, Jen likes to spend her time outdoors- golfing, hiking, boating. She also enjoys attending the theater.

Phone: (763) 780-0878
Email: jennifer@cpamn.net

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Jalen McDonnell

Jalen is a recent accounting graduate of University of Minnesota Duluth and has 3 years of business, individual and estate tax preparation experience.  He enjoys learning more about business taxation, estate-trust issues and bookkeeping.   He also plans on to sit for the CPA exam in the near future!

Phone: (763) 780-0878
Email: jalen@cpamn.net


Kelli Herr, Administration, Office Manager

Kelli started off at the front desk and has moved her way up in our administrative team. In her free time, Kelli enjoys playing volleyball with her friends, going to concerts, and spending time outside with her fur-babies.

Phone: (763) 780-0878
Email: kelli@cpamn.net

 


Casey Burns, Front Desk

Casey is our Administrative Assistant greeting you at the front desk and answering your phone calls. When Casey isn’t at work, she likes to spend her free time hanging out with Family and going on walks.

Phone: (763) 780-0878
Email: intern@cpamn.net

 


Luna

Luna is an experienced supervisor. When she gets a free moment, she likes to help Casey greet our clients at the front desk. Some of her favorite things are empty boxes, naps and cat-nip. Sadly, Luna is only a  seasonal addition to our firm, as she spends her summers up north, in true Minnesota style.