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.

Lisa Desotelle
Minneapolis

7601 France Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN
55435

Tel: 952.548.3340
Email: Ldesotelle@wipfli.com

Services

Audit and Accounting

Areas of Focus

  • Audits of units of local governments
  • Audits of nonprofit organizations including foundations and grant-funded programs
  • Audits of tribal casinos
  • Gaming compliance audits
  • Preparation of Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports (CAFR)
  • Audits of 401(k) and 403(b) employee benefit plans
  • Preparation of regulatory reports
  • Uniform Guidance single audits
  • Preparation of financial statements
  • Preparation of nonprofit federal and state tax returns
  • Customized consulting engagements
  • Consultant/trainer in computerized accounting systems and internal controls
  • Consulting on indirect costs and cost allocations
  • Compliance audits of government-funded programs
  • Training on nonprofit-specific topics
  • Title 31/Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) trainer

Industries

Nonprofits
Governments

Education

Montana State University - Billings, Montana
  • Bachelor of science degree in business administration and accounting
University of Las Vegas, International Gaming Institute - Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Casino audit training

Lisa Desotelle, CPA

Partner

Lisa Desotelle is the leader of Wipfli LLP’s nonprofit and government practice in the Twin Cities.  She has been providing high-quality auditing and consulting services to local governments and nonprofit organizations for 25 years. She has audit experience in a wide range of organizations, with specialized knowledge relating to nonprofit operations including community-based organizations, foundations, HUD projects, and organizations with grant-funded programs. Lisa has audit experience relating to governmental operations including counties, cities, villages, townships, school districts, Native American tribes, casinos, and housing authorities.  Lisa prides herself on thinking outside the box, offering proactive solutions to save her clients time and money, and she strives to provide exceptional service to all of her clients.

Certifications
  • Certified Public Accountant
Professional Memberships and Activities
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) - Member
  • Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants (MNCPA) - Member
  • Wisconsin Society of Certified Public Accountants (WICPA) - Member
  • The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) - Member
  • Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) - Member
  • Minnesota GFOA - Member
  • Edina Chamber of Commerce - Member
  • Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN) - Member
  • AICPA Not-for-Profit Section - Member
  • MNCPA Not-for-Profit Conference Task Force - Member
  • Nonprofit Financial Group (NFG) - Board member