Advisory, Accounting & Tax Services
for Small & Medium Businesses.
Leveraging technology to drive your business forward.
Cloud-based accounting platforms.
Automating your recurring transactions.
Identifying every opportunity for efficiencies and timely tax deductions.
That's Modern Accounting with Guidance.
Make sure you lay a solid financial and tax foundation for your business. You can rely on our extensive experience with accounting systems, tax entity selection, and all aspects of starting up a new small business.
Growth may mean it is time to get professional financial management even if you aren't ready for a full time CFO. We can help guide your business to the next level of success by providing planning, budgeting, financial analysis and strategy.
Stay on top of your income, expenses and cashflow. We'll take care of bookkeeping and provide monthly financial statements so you always know exactly where you are.
Your Guidance Accounting team delivers value with professional reporting, budgets and forecasting as well as profitability consulting. Ultimately, we provide you with more time to work on your business not in your business.
Tax planning is part of our bundled full service model because it is crucial to save your business money. The more you know and the earlier you know it, the more opportunities you'll have to avoid expensive mistakes.
We bundle tax preparation with our monthly services to make it easy and ensure there are no surprises at tax time. We streamline the process and always have them ready for you in a timely fashion.
We have deep experience working with Real Estate Investors (residential, multi-family, and commercial property), assisting on everything from monthly bookkeeping and financial statements to suggesting tax planning strategies to help investors grow their wealth and minimize tax obligations.
We can help you do more than just have "clean" financial statements. Our experience with determining fixed and variable costs, and the analysis that goes with it can help you determine your true break even point, and how profitable taking on additional work can be (or not).
Are you a Realtor, Appraiser, or Inspector? We have experience working with professionals like you, helping you keep more of your hard-earned dollars through proactive tax planning, and helping you set up systems to better track your expenses.
We work with Chiropractors and Medical Doctors who are growing their practice, need consulting advice, want to make sure their tax obligations are being met (Sales & Use Tax, MN Care Providor Tax) and are getting tax planning to help minimize their income tax bill.
Are you a remodeler, home builder, or specialized contractor? Whether you have a bookkeeper in house and just need occasional guidance, or you need a professional to track everything, we can help. Accurate accounting records lead to better tax planning. Let us ensure you aren't overpaying!
CPA, CMA, CFM
Nels has over 25 years of broad experience and knowledge that he puts to work for his clients. He held several positions at large public accounting firms, was a financial analyst at a venture capital firm, and has worked as an operations manager in private industry.
Nels earned a B.A. in Economics from St. Cloud State University, and achieved the Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), and Certified Financial Manager (CFM) designations.
"As a small business owner, I don't know what I'd do without Nels as my accountant! His calm, nonjudgmental guidance helps me see my financial picture clearly, in black & white, so I can make the best strategic decisions going forward. When the pandemic hit, Nels walked me through the steps for applying for PPP loan. I have many strengths as a business owner, but knowing the ins and outs of finance is NOT one of them. If you're like me, you need Nels in your life."
Suzi Hunn, Owner
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