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Charles Esler, CPA

“As trusted financial advisers, CPAs ensure businesses and individuals thrive.”

Charles Esler, CPA | Controller, Hennepin Healthcare | Member since 2003

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Longtime Minneapolis CPA reflects on how taxes have changed
Herbert Schechter was once one of the youngest CPAs in the state. Now, at age 83, he's working to become the oldest.
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IRS proposes to amend estate and gift tax basic exclusion regulations
Among other changes, the proposal would provide an exception to the anti-clawback special rule.
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Inflation boosts HSA amounts for 2023
The maximum contribution to a health savings account and certain related benchmarks will be sharply higher next year.
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Mahoney promoted Jake Carlson to senior associate.

BerganKDV has merged with Simma Flottemesch & Orenstein, Ltd. (SFO), located in Minneapolis. The partnership adds 20 new team members, including three new shareholders to BerganKDV and expands the firm’s breadth of expertise on their CPA Solution team.

The election results are in for MNCPA board members and officers for the 2022–23 term. The results will be confirmed at the April board meeting.


  • Chair Charles Esler, CPA, Hennepin Healthcare
  • Chair-elect Bob Cedergren, CPA, Wipfli LLP
  • Vice chair Cameron Edgar, CPA, RSM US LLP
  • Secretary Jerry Reutzel, CPA, Boeckermann, Grafstrom & Mayer, LLP
  • Treasurer Kara Hanson, CPA, St. Croix Hospice
New board members
  • Jerry Lee, CPA, MBA, CGMA, Lee Financial Group
  • Sara DeRoo, CPA, Christianson PLLP
Re-elected board members
  • Kara Hanson, CPA, St. Croix Hospice
  • Lisa Miller, CPA CGMA, Colle McVoy 
  • Shauna Zwart, CPA, Deloitte LLP

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