To meet the needs of our clients, Mark S Gleason CPA Ltd was established as a Minnesota CPA firm to provide accounting, tax, and business advisor services to corporations, small businesses and individuals throughout the Twin Cities. We provide quality service for our clients by staying abreast of accounting and tax law changes and by taking a proactive interest in the smooth financial management of your business. We make it our goal to understand the individual needs of every client including addressing industry specific challenges, compliance needs and standard tax practices.
Mark S. Gleason, CPA
Mark Gleason has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1977 and has been helping taxpayers manage their tax burdens for over 25 years. Over the course of a dozen years working for large national and regional CPA firms, Mark performed tax planning, tax research and tax compliance functions across a broad spectrum of industries including retail, manufacturing, construction, real estate, professional services, and wholesale. He has significant experience working with estates and trusts and with taxpayers needing IRS representation. His focus has always been on helping small, closely held businesses and their owners manage their federal and state tax income and employment taxes.
Mark has been teaching tax and accounting classes at Metropolitan State University since January of 1992. He has taught Business Income Taxation, Individual Income Taxation, Financial Accounting, Financial Reporting and Advanced Financial Reporting at Metropolitan State.
Mark is a former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives (1998 – 2001) representing District 63B (Richfield and South Minneapolis) and serving on the following legislative committees: Governmental Operations, Taxes, Regulated Industries, Local Government and State Government Finance. He serves as an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).
Mark has a BA in Business Administration with an emphasis in Public Accounting from the University of St Thomas (1975) and a Juris Doctor degree from William Mitchell College of Law (1981). He has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1977. Mark is a member of the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Society of Tax Problem Solvers.
Mark is married, has two daughters, and five grandchildren. His favorite activities include cooking, brewing, hiking, reading, and trying to learn Spanish.. Mark loves rock ‘n roll music and frequently attends live performances. You will see him walking or biking around Lake Harriet or Lake Calhoun on nice days.
“I am so thankful I have connected with Mark and would refer his services to my closest friend! He is an expert in his field, reliable and just a good person to know! I rate him A+!”
Service Category: Accountant
Year first hired: 2010
Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert
(As posted on LinkedIn by Nancy S on 1/11/2011)