Partners, principals and associates

Steve Hewitt Minneapolis

150 South 5th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Tel:

952.548.3355


Email: shewitt@wipfli.com

Steve Hewitt, CPA

Dealerships Practice Leader

Steve Hewitt is the partner in charge of Wipfli’s dealerships practice. Having worked exclusively with auto dealerships since 1988, he applies his vast experience in all facets of the industry to help dealerships achieve their specific goals.

Steve is an accomplished speaker, regularly called on to provide presentations on industry updates for automotive commercial lending units, the Minnesota Automobile Dealers Association (MADA), Wipfli client groups, and various civic and charitable organizations.

Certifications
  • Certified Public Accountant
Professional Memberships and Activities
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) - Member
  • Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants (MNCPA) - Member
  • Twin Cities Automobile Business Managers Association - Member
  • MADA - Member
  • National Alliance of Auto Dealer Advisors (NAADA) - President
  • University of Minnesota Alumni Association - Member
  • Westonka Community Alliance For Education - Treasurer
  • Allinial Global, Dealerships Practice - Practice leader
  • Wipfli LLP - Former board member

Areas of Focus

  • Dealership operations consulting
  • Dealership acquisitions and sales
  • Financing and cash flow
  • Succession planning for closely held companies
  • Personal financial planning
  • Strategic planning
  • Choice of entity and other formation issues
  • Business acquisitions, mergers, sales, and liquidations
  • Design and implementation of supplemental income plans for key executives

Industries

Dealerships

Education

University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management
  • Bachelor of science degree in accounting