About Me

Experienced Expertise Driven by Empathy 
No one is more committed than I am to delivering proactive, value-added solutions in the
time table and manner that I would expect as a client.

AICPA Credentials Earned -  
     CPA - Cerfified Public Accountant
     CFF  - Certified in Financial Forensics 
     ABV -
Accredited in Business Valuation
     CGMA - Charted Global Management Accountant

Education -
Bachelor of Science, accounting degree, Minnesota State University – Moorhead, MN
     -Annual continuing education seminars in excess of the annual average

Membership in Professional Organizations -
     -American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
     -ND Society of Certified Public Accountants
     -MN Society of Certified Public Accountants
     -AICP Section Memberships
              - Taxation section
              - Forensic & Valuation section

Experience -
My professional experience, began in 1979 as an Internal Revenue Agent for the US Treasury Department. Since 1981 my years of public accounting more than qualifies me to deliver value-added advice and counsel on a wide variety of business and taxation matters.

Founding and managing a successful CPA firm for a dozen years and decades of my association with large CPA firms gave me the opportunity to experience and empathize with business owners when they speak of the challenges and frustrations of being an employer and business owner.  I’ve “been there” and I’ve “done that” - accordingly, I am qualified to assist others.

June 1979 – Minnesota State University Moorhead, Bachelor of Science accounting degree.

June 1979 to October 1981 – US Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service.

October 1981 – Successful completion of the Uniformed Certified Public Accounting Examination – Licensed CPA in the state of North Dakota.  My public accounting experience began with Eide Helmeke & Co, Haugen, Wright, Johnson and Mohagen and Charles Bailly & Co.

November 1991 – Founded and managed Mark E Larson, LTD CPA firm

July 2003 – Merged CPA firm into Widmer Roel PC. 

September 2009 – Organized and founded the current business and tax consulting firm.

Recognition -
     -1995 North Dakota Small Business Accountant Advocate of the Year
     -2007 Inductee of the Fargo South High School Hall of Fame

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