Partners and Associates

Partners and Associates

A hybrid team of accountants, advisors, and consultants whose collective experience and diverse backgrounds ignite ideas, reconfigure approaches, and recommend strategies and innovative solutions for our clients.

St. Paul

8665 Hudson Blvd. North
Lake Elmo, MN 55042

Tel: 651.766.2852


Audit and Accounting

Areas of Focus

  • Financial statement audits
  • Internal audits
  • Loan reviews
  • SOC attestation engagements
  • ACH examinations
  • Core deposit studies
  • Mergers/acquisitions


Financial Institutions
Financial Services


University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management - Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Bachelor of science degree in business with a double major in finance and accounting
University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Graduate School of Banking


Michael D. Carlson , CPA, CGMA


Michael Carlson is a partner in Wipfli’s financial institutions practice in the St. Paul office. He has dedicated his entire career to this industry and is able to provide his clients practical, real-world knowledge. Michael’s clients find value in his unique ability to identify opportunities for improvements across all functional areas of their business, not just the accounting area.

  • Certified Public Accountant 
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant
Professional Memberships and Activities
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) - Member
  • Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants (MNCPA) - Member

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