Mattson Gleason CPAs Ltd was established as a Minnesota CPA firm to provide accounting, tax, and business advisory services to corporations, small businesses and individuals throughout the Twin Cities. We provide quality service for our clients by staying abreast of accounting and tax law changes and by taking a proactive interest in the smooth financial management of your business. We make it our goal to understand the individual needs of every client including addressing industry specific challenges, compliance needs and standard tax practices. Our business advisory services look to the future, rather than the past, and include cash flow forecasting and tax planning, succession planning and business sales, mergers and acquisitions.
Our firm was shaped by a fundamental conviction:
The best way to achieve a trusted, long standing client relationship is through hard work, one-on-one attention, and competent business advice.
Time has proven us right. Since 1991, our team of smart, dedicated professionals has taken on your challenges as ours. From start-ups to established corporations, sole-proprietors to regional firms, home-based to home builders, we have stayed true to our conviction – to provide our clients the tools and insights to build and sustain successful businesses.
We often describe our practice as “small business with a tax emphasis”. You can rely on us to know how the current tax laws impact your situation. This is where our commitment to the details pays off. Often the details can make the difference between seeing black or bleeding red.
We are committed to being your most trusted and valued adviser. We do that by offering business services that go beyond the preparation of financial statements and tax returns. Because we take the time to know you personally, our services can be tailored to your unique needs. Whether its choosing (or changing) your entity type, making sure you understand the advantages (and limitations) of your current choice, structuring a sale to minimize taxes, or discussing exit strategies, we will become the most valued member of your business team.
Mark S. Gleason, CPA
Mark Gleason has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1977 and has been helping taxpayers manage their tax burdens for over 25 years. Over the course of a dozen years working for large national and regional CPA firms, Mark performed tax planning, tax research and tax compliance functions across a broad spectrum of industries including retail, wholesale, manufacturing, construction, real estate, and professional services. He has significant experience working with estates and trusts and with taxpayers needing IRS representation. His focus has always been on helping small, closely held businesses and their owners achieve success.
Mark had been a member of the Community Faculty at Metropolitan State University since January of 1992. He has taught Business Income Taxation, Individual Income Taxation, Financial Accounting, Financial Reporting and Advanced Financial Reporting at Metropolitan State University.
Mark is a former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives (1998 – 2001) representing District 63B (Richfield and South Minneapolis) and serving on the following legislative committees: Governmental Operations, Taxes, Regulated Industries, Local Government and State Government Finance. He serves as an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).
Mark has a BA in Business Administration with an emphasis in Public Accounting from the University of St Thomas (1975) and a Juris Doctor degree from William Mitchell College of Law (1981). He has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1977. Mark is a member of the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Keith Mattson, CPA
Keith Mattson is the founder of Mattson Gleason CPAs Ltd..
He graduated from the University of Minnesota (with distinction) with an accounting degree in 1980. He started his public career with Fox & Company (now Grant Thornton), but left to join a smaller firm in 1984. He became a partner in 1989, then left to form his own practice in 1991. Mattson & Radziej, Ltd merged with Mark S Gleason CPA Ltd in January 2019 to become Mattson Gleason CPAs Ltd. We now employ 6 CPA’s, and serve over 300 small business owners and their families.
Keith describes his practice as “small business with a tax emphasis”. He is a teaching CPA, which means he can explain accounting in terms you can understand. Keith is also a Certified Professional Advisor for QuickBooks, the preeminent accounting software application for small businesses.
Janice Krall, CPA
Janice graduated from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School Of Management, with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting in 1995. She passed the CPA exam in 1996.
Janice started her accounting career working for a national public accounting firm based out of Chicago. She continued her accounting work on a part-time basis for a small public accounting firm in Edina while raising a family. After working there for fifteen years and one year for a Farmington public accounting firm, she joined Mattson & Radziej, Ltd (now Mattson Gleason CPAs Ltd) in November, 2013.
Sean Bulleigh, MA, CPA
Sean Bulleigh graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science in Statistics in 2014 and a Master of Science in Accounting in 2015. Sean passed the CPA exam in the fall of 2015 and was licensed as a CPA in December, 2016.. He joined Mattson Gleason CPAs Ltd in December, 2018.
Kyle Voelker – Tax Preparer
Kyle joined Mattson Gleason CPAs Ltd in December, 2018. He has an AA degree in Accounting from Dakota Tech.
Lou Ann Winchell – MA, CPA
Lou Ann is phasing into retirement and continues to serve our clients part time. Her availability is limited. She isn’t taking on any new clients.
Nancy Savstrom – CPA
Nancy is phasing into retirement and continues to serve our clients part time. Her availability is limited.
Mary Tague – Tax Preparer
Mary joined Mattson Gleason CPAs Ltd in January, 2020. She has a BS degree in Chemistry from St Catherine University.
She worked for Mark before he merged his practice into Mattson Gleason CPAs Ltd.
Engsiv Lok – Tax Preparer
Engsiv joined us in February 2020 as an intern. She continues to work on our team part time. She is a Senior at the University of Minnesota.
Anders Gleason – Tax Preparer
Anders joined us in August of 2019 as an intern. He continues to work on our team part time. He is a Senior at the University of Rhode Island.
“I am so thankful I have connected with Mark and would refer his services to my closest friend! He is an expert in his field, reliable and just a good person to know! I rate him A+!”
Service Category: Accountant
Year first hired: 2010
Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert
(As posted on LinkedIn by Nancy S on 1/11/2011)