Elise Kainz, CPA


Elise Kainz

I find great fulfillment in helping make taxes less intimidating. We all have to file them and we all have to pay them, but my goal is to provide understanding and teaching for clients to make the process less stressful.


Elise helps closely held businesses and high net worth individuals with tax planning and compliance filing requirements for federal and state agencies. She has a focus in the dental and private practice industry, but has experience serving clients in a variety of industries.

When you work with Elise, you can expect her to take the time to understand your tax situation and take the complexity of filing off your shoulders. She builds relationships with her clients to understand their business and help them make the business decision that is right for them.

Outside of work, Elise enjoys spending time with friends and family, especially her niece and four nephews. She loves to be outside, but when the weather gets in the way, you can find her in the kitchen cooking or baking or curled up with a good book.



  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • North Dakota Society of Certified Public Accountants


  • Certified Public Accountant


  • Bachelor of Science, Accounting and Marketing – Minnesota State University, Moorhead


Client Work

  • More than 10 years of experience as a CPA with management experience in a wide variety of industries.
  • Provides tax and accounting services including tax compliance, tax planning and consulting to a variety of clients, but specializes in the dental and private practice industry.
  • Provides tax planning, preparation and consulting services to individuals as well as small businesses in a variety of industries, and has experience in the fields of manufacturing, property management, restaurants and retailers.
  • Assists in preparation and filing both federal and state tax returns and has experience filing in states across the U.S.
  • Assists clients with responding to notices and resolving issues with federal and state authorities.


Community Involvement

  • YWCA of Cass Clay, Board Member
  • North Dakota Certified Public Accounting Society, Volunteer
  • United Way of Cass Clay, Volunteer