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Our Team

Marlys Magnuson, CPA, Shareholder

marlys.magnuson@accountingsolutions.accountants

Marlys is a Certified Public Accountant with 27 years of public accounting experience and 10 years of private industry experience. This experience has exposed Marlys to a vast number of clients, industries and business situations. Marlys is a strategic thinker with a strong accounting, tax and administrative background. She enjoys working with clients to help them reach their goals. Marlys holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Minot State University with a Computer Science minor. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the North Dakota Society of CPA's. Marlys is also a Certified ProAdvisor with QuickBooks.

Jay Blessum, CPA, Senior Staff Accountant

jay.blessum@accountingsolutions.accountants

Jay joined our team in May, 2019. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Minot State University in May, 2019 and became licensed in North Dakota as a Certified Public Accountant in January, 2020. He is excited to get his career in public accounting started and hopes to gain more experience in all areas of accounting, especially relating to tax preparation. Jay loves a challenge and never turns down an opportunity to learn.

Diane Moline, CPA, Staff Accountant

diane.moline@accountingsolutions.accountants

Diane is a Certified Public Accountant who joined our team in December, 2020. She brings five years of public accounting experience and twenty years of construction industry experience. She has a wide array of knowledge and has an extensive understanding of both small and large business processes. Her love for accounting and working with the public are a perfect match for our team. Diane holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Minot State University with a Computer Science minor. She is a member of the North Dakota Society of CPA's.

Mike Bergeron, Staff Accountant

mike.bergeron@accountingsolutions.accountants

Mike joined our team in July, 2020. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and a Minor in Finance from Minot State University. Mike is excited to get his career in public accounting started and he hopes to gain more experience in all areas of accounting. Mike loves to learn and enjoys accounting problem solving. He says his favorite computer program to work with is Excel. Mike is working toward obtaining his CPA credentials.

Trevaun Smith, Staff Accountant

trevaun.smith@accountingsolutions.accountants

Trevaun joined our team in July, 2020. After playing college baseball at Minot State University for five years, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance. Using the skills gained from baseball and knowledge in the classroom, he is currently studying towards his CPA exam. His emphatic and determined personality pushes him to become a better and more knowledgeable individual every day. His favorite hobby is golfing, and he is excited to see where accounting can take him in the future.

Belinda Vollmer, Accountant

belinda.vollmer@accountingsolutions.accountants

Belinda joined our team in August, 2019. She brings over thirty years of payroll, accounting and business management experience from the private sector to Accounting Solutions. Her background in the private sector includes a variety of business models including construction, restaurants, medical services, casinos and non profits. We are so grateful that we were able to add someone with such vast experience to our team!

Cameron McBeth, Tax Accountant

cameron.mcbeth@accountingsolutions.accountants

Cameron started working at Accounting Solutions in the Spring of 2015 as an intern and has continued to be a seasonal team member. Since he joined our team he has developed into our "go to" person when it comes to tax matters. Cameron returns every tax season to assist in income tax preparation and review. He graduated from Minot State University in May of 2015 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and Finance. Cameron works on his family farm near Towner, ND during the rest of the year when not in the office. His knowledge and passion for farming and ranching makes him a very valuable asset to our farm clients. We refer to Cameron as our "Tax Geek" because no one loves taxes more than Cameron.

Verla Rostad, Office Manager

verla.rostad@accountingsolutions.accountants

Verla came to Accounting Solutions with valuable business experience as a business owner. In addition to her responsibilities as our Office Manager, she assists with bookkeeping and payroll services offered to our clients. Verla graduated from Minot State College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Math Education and taught high school math for 13 years before entering the private business world. Her love of numbers fits right in with accounting. Verla tried retiring a couple of times and found that she preferred coming to work every day instead.

Internship Program

Since our inception, we have utilized the internship program at Minot State University to give university students practical experience in the public accounting arena.