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Lisa Desotelle Minneapolis

150 S 5th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402



Email: Ldesotelle@wipfli.com

Lisa Desotelle, CPA


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.


  • Certified Public Accountant

Professional memberships and activities

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) – Member
  • Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants (MNCPA) – Member
  • Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants (WICPA) – Member
  • Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) – Member
  • Minnesota GFOA – Member
  • Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN) – Member
  • MNCPA Local Governments Conference Task Force – Member
  • Nonprofit Financial Group (NFG) – Board member

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


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