2021 Exhibitors

Exhibitor profiles

Barton Walter & Krier

6885 Sycamore Lane North
Maple Grove, MN 55369

Headquartered in Maple Grove, MN, Barton, Walter & Krier is a full-service CPA firm providing premier accounting, tax, and consulting services to a wide variety of middle market and small businesses primarily throughout the Twin Cities metro and upper Midwest. Drawing from diverse and varied experience with large "Big Four" organizations as well as boutique accounting firms, our team of CPAs and tax professionals delivers innovative, value-added solutions for our clients through personalized attention, diligence, and breadth of knowledge.


7500 Flying Cloud Dr, #800
Eden Prairie, MN 55344


4400 W. 78th St. Suite 200
Bloomington, MN 55435

CBRE is the leading full-service real estate services and investment organization in the world. A CBRE role gives you a unique opportunity to get a head start in the commercial real estate industry by working alongside some of our top producing professionals. Our associates will gain valuable real-life experience and learn the business by working on CBRE projects.

CBRE Group, Inc. is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2019 revenues) with more than 100,000 employees. CBRE has been included in the Fortune 500 since 2008, ranking #128 in 2020. It also has been voted the industry’s top brand by the Lipsey Company for 19 consecutive years and has been named one of Fortune’s “Most Admired Companies” in the real estate sector for eight years in a row.

The company serves real estate investors and occupiers through approximately 530+ offices worldwide. CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services.


331 3rd St SW, 2
Willmar, MN 56201

CDSs core values are integrity, quality, collaboration, innovation, and kindness. We are a full-service certified public accounting firm headquartered in Willmar, with offices in Benson, Morris, Litchfield, and St. Cloud-Sartell, Minnesota. We have 31 CPAs and over 75 personnel, ranking us one of the top 25 CPA firms in Minnesota.
At CDS, we encourage team members to play to their strengths - so they can focus on what they do best every day. It's important to us and our culture that team members thrive and grow professionally, and we strive to provide stimulating and challenging client and firm projects, career advancement opportunities, and a hands-on learning environment. Everyone's ideas and perspectives matter at CDS, and our team members are appreciated for their unique talents and contributions. After all, our team members represent our most valuable resource.

Christianson PLLP

302 5th Street Southwest
Willmar, MN 56201

Christianson, PLLP, a locally and nationally respected CPA and consulting firm, provides traditional accounting services such as auditing, tax services, and estate planning to large and small clients across a variety of industries, from agribusiness to manufacturing to renewable fuels. With our varied and challenging client bast, Chriustianson PLLP provides a fast paced work environment with a wide range of opportunities. Located in Willmar, Minnesota, 90 miles west of the Twin Cities metro area and 60 miles SW of St. Cloud, we offer a unique prospect for a cutting-edge career with boundless potential for advancement and further education.

Copeland Buhl

800 E Wayzata Blvd, Suite 300
Wayzata, MN 55391

Copeland Buhl is currently celebrating its 50th year! We are a full-service accounting firm offering our clients assistance with Business and Individual taxes, Audit & Assurance Engagements, Estate and Trust Planning as well as IT Consulting. Located in Wayzata, MN, we are a firm of over 100 employees. We’re not the oldest tax and accounting firm in the Twin Cities. Nor are we the biggest. We’re not located downtown either. We use all these characteristics to our advantage. We pride ourselves on our high employee retention and our staff rave about the hourly pay resulting in many additional weeks of vacation in the summer months. Stop by our booth to find out more about our current openings.

Froehling Anderson

400 Highway 169 So. Suite 400
St. Louis Park, MN 55426

Froehling Anderson has been in business for 75 years and we are proud of our rich history. We boast of our internship program and our dedication to teaching accounting professionals at all levels. We have an incredible culture that is fun and caring. We hope you consider an internship or full-time position with our firm.

We offer:
• Learning and training opportunities at every level.
• Exposure to all areas of public accounting, including tax, audit and accounting services.
• The opportunity to work with every level of the firm, including partners.
• You will have a chance to work with various clients.
• Flexibility and remote connectivity.
• Friday afternoons off in the summer (Starts Memorial Weekend – Labor Day Weekend).
• Support in passing the CPA exam with time off and incentives.
• Generous PTO, 401k match, health insurance and more!

IIA Twin Cities Chapter

10825 Alberton Way
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077

The mission of The Institute of Internal Auditors is to provide dynamic leadership for the global profession of internal auditing. Activities in support of this mission will include, but will not be limited to:

Advocating and promoting the value that internal audit professionals add to their organizations;

Providing comprehensive professional educational and development opportunities; standards and other professional practice guidance; and certification programs;

Researching, disseminating, and promoting to practitioners and stakeholders knowledge concerning internal auditing and its appropriate role in control, risk management, and governance;

Educating practitioners and other relevant audiences on best practices in internal auditing; and

Bringing together internal auditors from all countries to share information and experiences.

John A. Knutson & Co., PLLP

1781 Prior Avenue N
FAlcon Heithgs, MN 55113

John A. Knutson & Co., PLLP (JAK) is a local firm who has been delivering personalized service to clients throughout Minnesota and beyond for over 90 years. We are conveniently located in the Roseville area with easy access to both Minneapolis and St. Paul. Our professionals provide many services including audits, reviews, compilations, tax preparation and planning along with many other management advisory services. You will have the opportunity to experience both the attestation and tax areas. As a mid-sized firm, JAK is large enough to provide the necessary resources to our employees, yet small enough to maintain an open door policy with the partners.

We offer excellent opportunity for advancement in a casual environment with competitive salary and benefits. We have many company sponsored events throughout the year such as an employee golf outing, firm-wide retreat and family picnic. Our mentoring program and flexible schedule help to ensure a successful transition from student to professional.

Legacy Professionals LLP

6800 France Avenue So., Suite 550
Edina, MN 55435

Legacy Professionals LLP
Legacy Professionals LLP is a CPA firm that specializes in providing audit, accounting, and tax services to labor organizations, employee benefit plans, and not-for-profit organizations. The Firm has offices in Edina, Minnesota; Westchester, Illinois; and Schererville, Indiana.
The Edina office has fourteen employees and three partners, who primarily provide audit and tax services to labor organizations and employee benefit plans. The Edina office is currently seeking to hire staff associates.
For additional information on Legacy Professionals LLP, visit www.legacycpas.com

Minnesota Government Finance Officers Association (MnGFOA)

803 Old Highway 8 NW
New Brighton, MN 55112

Since 1964, the Minnesota Government Finance Officers Association, or
MnGFOA, has served as the premier professional organization representing
governmental finance and accounting professionals at cities, counties,
school districts, and state agencies.
Our members include: Finance Officers, Accountants, Auditors, Financial
Analysts, and other professionals dedicated to managing governmental
financial activities. The MnGFOA includes over 500 members representing
200 different government entities and consulting partners.
Become a Student Member for a $10 annual fee.
Benefits of Membership:
• Monthly and quarterly technical training seminars featuring renowned
experts in the areas of finance, accounting, auditing, investment
management, risk management, and more.
• Local and national conferences which incorporate both professional and
personal development.
• Networking events at seminars and conferences, as well as planned
social activities.
• Training events at several locations including greater Minnesota.
• CPE credits available for many seminars and conferences.


5353 Wayzata Blvd Ste 410

MMKR is a midsize firm located minutes from downtown Minneapolis that services audit and accounting clients in a wide range of industries. We are committed to living up to our company vision on a daily basis. We dedicate ourselves to providing exceptional service.

In the rapidly changing world of business, day-to-day financial issues can seem complex and sometimes overwhelming. Navigating safely through these issues is a challenge for individuals and organizations of all types and sizes. Malloy, Montague, Karnowski, Radosevich & Co., P.A. (MMKR) understands this challenge. For over 60 years we have guided our clients through the maze of options, and helped them make sound business decisions.

MMKR's continued success depends exclusively on the quality of service we provide. Our clients vary in size and industry, but trust in our ability to be a competent partner in assisting them with various solutions. MMKR strives to be sensitive to the needs of our clients, and is committed to delivering the highest level of client service in a dependable, responsive, and ethical manner.

MN State Auditor

525 Park Street, Suite 500
Saint Paul, MN 55103

The Office of the State Auditor’s Audit Practice division provides the highest level of professional independence in our service to clients and citizens by performing financial and compliance audits of counties, large cities, other types of local governments, and the State of Minnesota. We are dedicated to serving the state and its citizens by ensuring accountability and transparency with independent and unbiased oversight, promoting quality standards in governmental audits, and providing technical assistance.

Our Audit Practice division (approximately 50 staff) work from our main office in St. Paul and regional offices in Duluth, Moorhead, Marshall,
Mankato, and Rochester. Learn more at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.osa.state.mn.us&d=DwIFaQ&c=euGZstcaTDllvimEN8b7jXrwqOf-v5A_CdpgnVfiiMM&r=tFpZqw7HJkKCVxY4bwF2FezAEaw6L-QHni2nm1adjL0&m=jwi1fPLySDyafqTgl-yFrvorog7oyeeNvSabtUdQmgE&s=prn0AHQeAQgL1Tv2h7S0SwKHL920xwDYgnOmOn5Hl9k&e=.

The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package as well as generous vacation and sick leave and 11 paid holidays each year. We also offer flexibility, including opportunities for working remotely, which helps staff maintain a work/life balance. Staff enjoy opportunities for career development and growth.

Peterson Whitaker & Bjork

3140 Harbor Lane North Suite 100
Plymouth, MN 55446

Life at PWB is about building more than a career. We aim for everyone on our team to build a legacy. At PWB, we give you opportunities to shine -- and a place where you can make a difference for your clients and your community. All against the backdrop of an engaging culture that fosters collaboration and work-life balance. Here, you're empowered to leave your mark. And of course, we all have fun along the way!

We are a 50+ employee firm with offices in Plymouth and Bloomington. We provide services in Audit & Assurance, Accounting Solutions, Tax Services, Advisory Services, Estate, Trust & Gift Tax and Consulting.

Redpath & Company

55 5th St E #1400
St Paul, MN 55101

Redpath and Company is a 100% employee-owned (ESOP) public accounting firm in St. Paul, MN. Redpath provides proactive and innovative CPA services for closely held businesses, government entities, and not-for-profit organizations. The firm started operations in 1971 and ranks in the top 15 CPA firms in the Twin Cities. Redpath is extremely proud and fiercely protective of our firm culture. As the only 100% employee-owned CPA firm in Minnesota, our employee-owners are uniquely engaged and committed to the continued success and growth of Redpath. As a firm, we focus on investing in our employees' professional development and ensuring that they enjoy coming to work each and every day. Learn more about Redpath at our website www.redpathcpas.com.

Ryan, Hodgins & Associates CPAs

7480 Market Place Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Ryan, Hodgins & Associates CPAs is a Twin Cities based Tax Consulting firm whose primary focus is on financial tax and personal planning for businesses and families.

Ryan, Hodgins & Associates CPAs is headquartered in the Eden Prairie area. We serve individuals, corporations, small businesses, and partnerships and provide them with the opportunity to excel at managing their financial and tax responsibilities.

Industry Areas: Individual Tax/Financial Planning, Manufacturing, Retail, Self-Employed, Service, Advertising, Arts/Entertainment, Construction, Healthcare and Franchisors

Specialty Areas: Business Valuations, Estate/Trust, Tax -- Individual Multi-State, Personal Financial Planning, Reviews/Compilations, Small Business and Corporate Tax

Size of Firm: 10

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

2500 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MI 55404

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota awakens, nurtures and empowers learners to ethical lives of service and leadership. A private Lasallian Catholic institution, Saint Mary's offers comprehensive graduate and undergraduate programs. Approximately 4,000 students are enrolled in graduate and professional programs, including masters, doctoral, bachelors degree completion, certificate and specialist programs. About 1,200 students are enrolled in the residential undergraduate college in Winona, established in 1912. The university delivers education to adults online and through campuses in Winona, Minneapolis, and Nairobi, Kenya; centers in Apple Valley, Rochester, and Oakdale; and at numerous other locations in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Jamaica. Saint Mary's is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.


100 S. Washington Avenue, #1600
Minneapolis, MN 55401

We are a mid-sized firm located in downtown Minneapolis. We take the time to know our clients personally. We're able to offer unique solutions tailored to each client. We offer services in Audit, Tax, Accounting Services, Forensic Accounting and Employee Benefits.
Your Path, Your Career, Your Success. You don't need to know today what you want to do in ten years -- that is the neat thing about SDK. Your career path at SDK is determined by your experiences, interests, and the level at which you join the firm. We'll give you the opportunity to explore different options. We have openings for full time positions and busy season internships in Audit, Accounting Services, and Tax.
If this sounds like the type of firm for you, stop by the SDK booth. Our focus on professional development can be seen at all levels -- from the mentor program to career counseling, from the firm-wide book reads to the annual goal setting, we encourage and provide support to all employees.

Smith Schafer & Associates

7500 Highway 55, Suite 350
Golden Valley, MN 55427

Smith Schafer, an award-winning, multi-office accounting and consulting CPA firm. We are mostly known for helping local, Minnesota businesses grow with accounting and consulting solutions. People often refer to us as a helpful business advisor. We provide proactive solutions, deep expertise, and personal relationships, allowing our clients more time to work on growing their business. As an award-winning CPA firm, we have been featured on Forbes Top Tax Firm list and awarded the Top 175 Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune.
Why Work for Smith Schafer?
• 95% of our team members say that they feel genuinely appreciated at Smith Schafer.
• 90% of our team members say that Smith Schafer enable them to work at the full potential.

Thoresen Diaby Helle Condon & Dodge, Inc.

TDHCD, INC., 600 HWY 169 SOUTH, SUITE 1960
Minneapolis, MN 55426

University of Minnesota / Carlson School of Management

321 19th Ave S, Suite 3-110
Minneapolis, MN 55455

By earning your Master of Accountancy from the Carlson School at the University of Minnesota, you'll transform the trajectory of your career. In the MAcc program, you'll go beyond the balance sheet and develop critical thinking and analytical skills as you apply accounting and business concepts to real-world cases -- allowing you to start your career with confidence and giving you a competitive edge on the job. You will learn from both accomplished scholars and industry-seasoned professionals, instilling a combination of theoretical and practical knowledge. You'll dive deep into accounting and explore other parts of business through a wide array of electives. You'll leverage the Carlson School's deep connections with top firms and companies to land internships and jobs and expand your network. In the MAcc program, we will help you build a career for the long term.

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