Barb J. Aasen, CPA

Chief Practice Officer

Barb J. Aasen

North Dakota is a great place to live and offers a strong sense of community. I love knowing that the work I do helps to build that legacy for the next generation of business owners.

OVERVIEW

With the firm since 1991, Barb provides audit and consulting services to a variety of industries, such as school districts, county and city governments, nonprofit organizations and manufacturers. As a business consultant, she helps clients conduct performance reviews, cash flow analysis, internal control studies and prepares financial statement projections.

When you work with Barb, you will see firsthand her passion for serving local businesses and working with the people who make our communities thrive. As an active member of the Bismarck business community, she enjoys putting her decades of public accounting experience to work, helping her clients build their organizations.

When she's not in the office, Barb loves to spend her free time with her kids and grandkids. In the summer, that means going to the lake and enjoying water activities like jet skiing or boating. In the winter, it means snowmobiling. Basically, anything with some horsepower and a throttle. Yes, Barb has a need ... a need for speed.

QUALIFICATIONS

Memberships

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • North Dakota Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Government Finance Officers Association Special Review Committee

Designations/Licensures

  • Certified Public Accountant

Education

  • Bachelor of Accountancy – University of North Dakota, Grand Forks

KNOWLEDGE

Client Work

  • Conducted financial audits, reviews and compilations for various governmental, nonprofit and private industry clients.
  • Consulted with clients on matters of internal performance reviews, cash flow analysis and internal control studies.
  • Prepared financial statement projections for business clients.

COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY

Community Involvement

  • North Dakota Chamber of Commerce, Former Executive Committee Member & Board Member
  • Bismarck Mandan Chamber of Commerce, Former Board Member
  • AICPA Women's Initiative Executive Committee, Former Member
  • Missouri-Slope United Way, Board Member