Scott K. Swanholm, CPA, CDFA


Scott K. Swanholm

The most rewarding aspect of my job is the variety. I need to stay up-to-date on changing laws and regulations; with the multiple clients in various industries, every day is an adventure.


Scott specializes in corporate and individual taxation, and he assists clients with business and tax matters with a focus on construction and manufacturing industries.

Public accounting is a people business,'' so Scott always is looking for ideas so his clients have the best tax outcome possible. There always seems to be some sort of due date coming, so Scott tries to be proactive and have the information gathered in time to avoid rushing before the deadline.

Scott enjoys lacing up his running shoes and working on his golf swing during his free time.



  • North Dakota Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts


  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Certified Divorce Financial Analyst


  • Bachelor of Science, Accounting & Finance – Minnesota State University Moorhead


Client Work

  • A retail sporting goods client was erecting new or upgrading all of their existing store locations.
  • We performed Sec. 179D studies to claim accelerated depreciation deductions and save the client tax dollars.
  • A client manufacturing company did not realize the work they were doing qualified for a research and development credit. We were able to document the qualifying activities and claim a substantial credit for the client.


Community Involvement

  • Fargo-Moorhead Sertoma Club, Past President
  • YMCA Gator Swim Club, Treasurer
  • Fargo Public School Development Foundation, Treasurer