Verla Rostad, Office Manager
Verla came to Accounting Solutions with valuable business experience as a business owner.  In addition to her responsibilities as our Office Manager... also known as the "friendly face at the front", 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.

          Contact Verla:  verla.rostad@accountingsolutions.accountants

Karla Walsh, Senior Staff Accountant
Karla is a senior staff accountant with six years of public accounting experience and fifteen years of private business experience.  She launched and operated her own business, gaining vast entrepreneurial expertise.  Karla's accounting, management and administrative knowledge translates into efficient and precise service.  Her skills of adapting to business-specific projects and recognizing inefficiencies have resulted in significant gains for our clients.  ​Karla holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Minot State University.

           Contact Karla:  karla.walsh@accountingsolutions.accountants

Professional Staff

Belinda Vollmer, Accountant
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 greatfull that we were able to add someone with such vast experience to our team!

          Contact Belinda:  belinda.vollmer@accountingsolutions.accountants

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.  This year we welcome Joseph Finzel as our tax intern.

Cameron McBeth, Tax Accountant
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 he 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.

          Contact Cameron:  cameron.mcbeth@accountingsolutions.accountants

Amber Francis, Staff Accountant
Amber is a staff accountant at Accounting Solutions and has been part of our team since January, 2019.  She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting in May, 2019.  Amber had several years of accounting experience in the private sector before coming into public accounting making her knowledge of business operations highly valuable.  She is an integral part of our team, with experience in both accounting and tax preparation.  Amber is working toward obtaining her  CPA credentials.

          Contact Amber:  amber.francis@accountingsolutions.accountants


Marlys Magnuson, CPA, Shareholder 
Marlys is a Certified Public Accountant with 26 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.

          Contact Marlys:  marlys.magnuson@accountingsolutions.accountants


Jay Blessum, CPA, Staff Accountant
Jay jointed our team in May, 2019.  He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Minot State University  and recently passed the CPA exam.  Jay is excited to get his career in pubic accounting started.   He 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.  He says his favorite computer program to work with is Excel.   He enjoyed exploring program for fun while attending the University.

          Contact Jay:  jay.blessum@accountingsolutions.accountants


Jenny Poth, Staff Accountant
Jenny began working at Accounting Solutions in the Summer of 2018 after graduating from Minot State University.  She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and an Honors concentration.  Jenny has gained valuable experience since she joined our team in all areas of public accounting.  She uses her education and work experience to help clients with bookkeeping and tax services.  Jenny is a Certified ProAdvisor with QuickBooks.  When not at work, Jenny spends time at the lake with family and working on obtaining her CPA credentials.

          Contact Jenny:  jenny.poth@accountingsolutions.accountants