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Accounting Firms - Top 25

Ranked by CPA-certificate holders in Minnesota | List information taken from the 2014 Black Book
Source: Minnesota Board of Accountancy, company representatives, and websites. If you were not contacted for this list but would like to be in the future, please contact research@tcbmag.com.
Abbreviations: NP--Not provided, Acctg.--Accounting, M&A--Mergers and acquisitions, Prof.--Professionals, R&D--Research and development
Company logo::Image
Firm
Address
PhoneWebsite
Headquarters
MN CPAs1
CPA breakdown:2
Acctg./audit
Tax
Consulting
Managing partner/
MN professionals3
Employees in MN/
worldwide
Metro-area branch locations/
partners3
Worldwide CPAs/
partners3
Specialties
1

CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
220 S 6th St., Ste. 300
Minneapolis, MN 55402
612-376-4500cliftonlarsonallen.com
Minneapolis
353
177
189
37
Terry
Enger
541
709
3,440
Minneapolis, Medina
1,541
Agribusiness, construction, real estate, dealerships, financial institutions, health care, manufacturing and distribution, nonprofit, government, and trucking and transportation sectors
2
McGladrey, LLP
801 Nicollet Ave., 11th Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55402
612-573-8750mcgladrey.com
Chicago
254
124
95
10
Michael
Nelson
402
571
6,858
Minneapolis
2,856
Industrial and consumer products, health care, financial services, construction, real estate, and alternative energy industries
3
Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries
50 S 6th St., Ste. 2800
Minneapolis, MN 55402
612-397-4000deloitte.com
New York
242
140
95
0
Jeff
Cotton
663
800
NP
Minneapolis
NP
Audit, enterprise risk, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services
4
Ernst & Young, LLP
220 S 6th St., Ste. 1400
Minneapolis, MN 55402
612-343-1000ey.com
New York
226
NP
NP
NP
John
Wilgers
NP
459
161,024
Minneapolis
NP
Assurance, tax, transactions, performance improvement, IT, and risk advisory services
5
PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP (PwC)
225 S 6th St., Ste. 1400
Minneapolis, MN 55402
612-596-6000pwc.com
New York
218
129
79
10
Jim
Kolar
412
467
168,710
Minneapolis
10,2034
Assurance, tax, and advisory services for public, multinational, and private companies in all industries
6
KPMG, LLP
90 S 7th St., Ste. 4200
Minneapolis, MN 55402
612-305-5000kpmg.com
New York
170
101
51
18
George
Kehl
303
359
144,677
Minneapolis
6,408
Audit, tax, and advisory services for finance, consumer, industrial, information, communications, entertainment, health care, government, and nonprofit industries
7
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
225 S 6th St., Ste. 2300
Minneapolis, MN 55402
612-876-4500bakertilly.com
Chicago
109
70
35
2
Jeff
DeYoung
177
210
1,433
Minneapolis
526
Accounting, assurance, tax, consulting, financial and transaction advisory services
8
Eide Bailly, LLP
800 Nicollet Mall, Ste. 1300
Minneapolis, MN 55402
612-253-6500eidebailly.com
Fargo, North Dakota
90
40
44
6
David
Zaudtke
146
186
1,071
Minneapolis
533
Assurance and accounting, tax planning and preparation, wealth management, forensic accounting, enterprise risk management, Cost Segregations, employee benefits design and administration
9
Boulay, Heutmaker, Zibell & Company, PLLP
7500 Flying Cloud Dr., Ste. 800
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
952-893-9320bhz.com
Eden Prairie
87
44
35
8
Mark
DeNucci
108
132
132
Eden Prairie
87
Audit, tax, SEC filings, M&A, business valuations, wealth management, and employee stock ownership plans; manufacturing, wholesale distribution, retail distribution, construction, real estate, and professional services sectors; business succession planning
10
Grant Thornton LLP
200 S 6th St., Ste. 1400
Minneapolis, MN 55402
612-332-0001grantthornton.com
Chicago
86
43
38
5
Jarod
Allerheiligen
157
180
31,000
Minneapolis
NP
Assurance, tax, financial advising, internal audit, due diligence, valuation, litigation support, and forensic services
11
HLB Tautges Redpath, Ltd.
4810 White Bear Pkwy.
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
651-426-7000hlbtr.com
White Bear Lake
63
41
30
10
James
Redpath
83
110
110
White Bear Lake
63
Serves closely-held businesses, ESOPs, government, and NFP entities in the areas of audit and attest, tax, benefits and compensation administration, international consulting, M&As, succession and estate planning, and valuation services
12
Wipfli, LLP
7601 France Ave. S, Ste. 400
Minneapolis, MN 55435
952-548-3400wipfli.com
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
60
29
30
1
Charles
Palmer
168
168
1,118
Minneapolis, St. Paul
412
Audit, tax, and consulting services for financial institutions, manufacturing companies, construction and real estate companies, dealerships, high-net-worth individuals, health care entities, nonprofit organizations, and government entities
13
Olsen Thielen & Company, Ltd.
2675 Long Lake Road
Roseville, MN 55113
651-483-4521otcpas.com
St. Paul
50
24
19
7
Kenneth
Vohs
70
89
89
Eden Prairie
50
SEC filings; business valuations; wealth management services; professional services; real estate, manufacturing, utility, and not-for-profit sectors; technology consulting; forensics and litigation support
13
Moquist Thorvilson Kaufmann, LLC
7650 Edinborough Way, Ste. 225
Edina, MN 55435
952-854-5700mtkcpa.com
Edina
50
36
50
16
Kevin
Moquist
65
80
80
Edina
50
Assurance and accounting, including SEC audits; emerging businesses and start-ups; comprehensive financial planning; M&A; tax planning and compliance; business technology consulting; accounting software sales and support; software, manufacturing, and business technology industry specialties
15
Kern, DeWenter & Viere, Ltd. (KDV)
3800 American Blvd. W, Ste. 1000
Bloomington, MN 55431
952-563-6800kdv.com
Bloomington
49
17
29
3
Loren
Viere
127
151
151
Bloomington, St. Cloud
49
CPA services, wealth management, technology services, payroll services, business valuations, fraud and forensic services, trust and estate planning
16
Lurie Besikof Lapidus & Company, LLP
2501 Wayzata Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN 55405
612-377-4404lblco.com
Minneapolis
45
21
14
10
Beth
Kieffer Leonard
78
128
128
Minneapolis
45
Audit, accounting, tax, business valuations, management and technology consulting, litigation support, actuarial and benefits consulting and plan design, private investment banking, entrepreneurial services, China strategies, international tax, franchises, SEC compliance, medical services
17
Abdo, Eick & Meyers, LLP
5201 Eden Ave., Ste. 250
Edina, MN 55436
952-835-9090aemcpas.com
Mankato
41
18
54
35
Steven
McDonald
72
91
91
Edina
41
Tax planning and preparation and business consulting for small to medium-sized closely held businesses; government audit and accounting
18
Smith Schafer and Associates, Ltd.
220 S Broadway, Ste. 220
Rochester, MN 55904
507-288-3277smithschafer.com
Rochester
40
36
27
12
Steve
Erchul
74
98
98
Edina, Maplewood, Red Wing
40
Closely held businesses, government and nonprofits, audits, reviews, compilation, valuation, business and individual tax planning and preparation, small business consulting
19
Schechter Dokken Kanter CPAs
100 Washington Ave. S, Ste. 1600
Minneapolis, MN 55401
612-332-5500sdkcpa.com
Minneapolis
39
21
9
14
Joseph
Kenyon
51
62
62
Minneapolis
39
Forensic accounting and valuation, SEC compliance, employee benefits, gaming and real estate sectors, closely held businesses and emerging companies
20
Copeland Buhl & Company, PLLP
800 E Wayzata Blvd., Ste. 300
Wayzata, MN 55391
952-476-7100copelandbuhl.com
Wayzata
38
25
16
4
Nate
Lilleodden
45
52
52
Wayzata
38
Closely held businesses, property development and construction, manufacturing, technology consulting
21
Boyum & Barenscheer PLLP
3050 Metro Dr., Ste. 200
Bloomington, MN 55425
952-854-4244boybarcpa.com
Bloomington
31
20
24
31
Thomas
Margarit
47
47
47
White Bear Lake
31
Privately held businesses; nonprofits; serves entrepreneurs, service industries, and agriculture, construction, health care, insurance, nonprofit, manufacturing, and retail sectors
22
Mahoney Ulbrich Christiansen & Russ, PA
30 E Plato Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55107
651-227-6695mucr.com
St. Paul
30
21
9
3
John
Ries
42
46
46
St. Paul
30
Tax and audit services for nonprofit organizations, real estate, housing and historic tax credits; closely-held and family-owned businesses; accounting services; Quickbooks consulting; qualified plan audits
22
Carlson Advisors, LLP
7101 Northland Cir., Ste. 123
Minneapolis, MN 55428
763-535-8150carlson-advisors.com
Minneapolis
30
16
18
14
Mel
Enger
51
57
72
St. Cloud
36
Audit, tax, valuations, litigation support, M&A, 401(k) audits, workflow, R&D, graphic arts, manufacturing, estate work, accounting software
24
Conway Deuth & Schmiesing, PLLP
331 3rd St. SW, Ste. 2
Willmar, MN 56201
320-235-3311cdscpa.com
Willmar
28
28
27
28
Brett
Aamot
49
NP
NP
None
28
Tax planning and preparation, accounting, audits including governmental and nonprofit, business valuations, petroleum industry and auto-dealership services, succession planning, estate planning, and payroll
25
Schlenner Wenner & Co.
630 Roosevelt Road, Ste. 201
St. Cloud, MN 56301
320-251-0286swcocpas.com
St. Cloud
26
20
20
15
Steve
Schueller
26
64
64
Monticello, Maple Lake
26
Tax, corporate audits, not-for-profit audits, peer reviews, business valuations, trust and estates, payroll, fraud, cost segregation, QuickBooks, payroll, bookkeeping, compilation and reviews, internal controls

1 CPA-certificate holders as of April 29, 2013
2 Breakdown of Minnesota CPAs by practice area (Note: Some CPAs might be counted under multiple practice areas.)
3 As of April 29, 2013
4 Includes U.S. operations only