Desautels Bartosiewski & Associates CPAs LLC is a firm of certified public accountants located in Alexandria, Minnesota. The firm offers a wide variety of services to our clients. Our professional staff has over 75 years of experience in public accounting. We maintain our knowledge of audit issues through attendance at conferences and seminars sponsored by numerous organizations including the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants. We annually audit the financial statements of small businesses, several non-profits, townships, sewer districts, and small cities.
The following is an overview of our firm’s professional staff, all of whom have significant experience:
Edward J. Desautels, Certified Public Accountant
A graduate of Moorhead State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Education. From 1978 through 1987, taught accounting and computers at Shanley High School in Fargo, North Dakota and St. Francis Academy, San Antonio, Texas and also worked as an accountant at both manufacturing and retail companies. From 1988 through 1992, employed as staff accountant at Dinham, Folkert & Associates Chtd. From 1992 to 2011, senior accountant at Dinham, Folkert & Associates Chtd. In 2012, Ed became an owner of Desautels Bartosiewski & Associates CPAs LLC. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants. He has extensive experience in tax, estates and trusts, Quickbooks, business accounting, along with auditing of businesses, Minnesota non-profits and governmental organizations He enjoys volunteer work at Alexandria Foodshelf, St Mary's and with Alexandria soccer.?
Christopher J. Bartosiewski, Certified Public Accountant
A graduate of North Dakota State University with a Bachelor Degree in Accounting. While attending college served as an accounting intern for the Internal Auditor’s Office of North Dakota State University. From 1997 through 2001 employed in public accounting in Sauk Centre, MN. From February 2002 to 2011, staff accountant at Dinham, Folkert & Associates Chtd. In 2012, Chris became an owner of Desautels Bartosiewski & Associates CPAs LLC. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Alexandria Rotary Club. Chris has extensive experience working with small business clients regarding accounting and tax issues. In addition, he has served as a member of school district audit teams since 2002 and has been involved in audits of businesses, Minnesota non-profits, municipalities and school districts.
Jeffrey W. Dinham, Certified Public Accountant
A graduate of the University of Minnesota, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting. From 1969 through 1975, employed as an Internal Revenue Agent with the field audit division of the Internal Revenue Service. From 1975 through 1977, staff accountant with Holcomb, Knudson & Co. in Crookston, MN. From 1977 through 1984, resident partner in charge of Alexandria, MN office of Holcomb, Knudson & Co. From 1984 to 2011, shareholder in the firm of Dinham, Folkert & Associates Chtd. Jeff currently is a senior accountant at Desautels Bartosiewski & Associates CPAs LLC. Organization memberships include American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants. Jeff has extensive experience in tax, estates and trusts, business valuation, business accounting, along with auditing of Minnesota non-profits and governmental organizations, consulting regarding computerized accounting systems, and tax issues regarding non-profit organizations.
Our firm is a member of the private companies practice section of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Our firm and all certified public accountants in the firm are properly licensed by the State of Minnesota.
Our firm is devoted to quality, and we have taken extra steps to ensure that we meet the highest professional standards of quality. Every three years, our quality controls are examined by specially trained CPAs from another firm. Results of these reviews, called peer review reports, are available to the public. Desautels Bartosiewski & Associates DPAs LLC is a member of the Private Companies Practice Section of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and has completed its three year cycle of peer review. Audit organizations conducting government audits are required to participate in an external quality control review program. Because governmental engagements comprise a significant portion of our practice, these reviews include in their scope one or more governmental engagements. We are pleased that we received an unqualified report on our review, meaning that our firm adheres to the most rigorous standards of our profession for CPA firms. We have been extensively involved in the audit of businesses, governmental organizations and non-profits as those audits represent a significant portion of our practice. This experience provides us with a broad background in non- profit and governmental accounting.
Our firm’s basic philosophy is that service to each client is based on a substantive knowledge of your business and your industry. We believe this understanding of the client and industry is of vital importance to constructive service and in carrying out assignments effectively. All of our staff members comply with the professional education requirements, including those required by the Single Audit Act. Our firm prides itself in performing above standard work, and we are constantly adding additional procedures to improve our work product.