He particularly enjoys helping clients:
(formerly Peachtree) and QuickBooks (Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor).
That same drive to stay in front has led him to compete in the New York,
Chicago and the Twin Cities Marathons.
Before coming to Minneapolis, Jim and his wife Colleen lived in Fargo, North Dakota and in Boulder, Colorado.
Certified Public Accountant, Frenchie McDonald is managing partner of J.M. Knoll LLC. Beginning her accounting career in 2000, Frenchie focuses on taxation by representing her clients in areas of tax audit, tax research, and tax planning. In addition to tax services, Frenchie provides chief financial officer services to business clients, freeing business owners to focus on their respective disciplines, and running their business.
Says Frenchie, “I advise my clients in areas which impact them. My job is to make my client’s financial goals reality with thorough guidance, and my desire to improve their financial well-being.”
Frenchie graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in Accounting from the University of St. Thomas, and earned her MBT degree from Carlson School of Management. Frenchie has been voted a five-star wealth manager since 2010 through the present, and serves as an active member of the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants (MNCPA) since 2001.
Bruce D. Carlson, CPA, joined JM Knoll as a partner in October 2013. He brings a wealth of experience in assisting small businesses and individuals with their tax and financial needs. Bruce spent many years serving clients as a tax manager for a large regional firm in North Dakota, and for the past 11 years, has provided tax services to clients in the Minneapolis - St. Paul metro area.
Bruce has an excellent mastery of federal and state tax laws and regulations, coupled with a proven ability to apply them to specific client needs. His primary focus is tax research, planning, and preparation for a wide variety of individuals and small businesses – S corporations, sole proprietorships, partnerships as well as estates and trusts.
An active member of the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Monday Tax Forum, he has many professional interests, but mostly enjoys his role as a business and tax advisor.
Together we listen to your needs, and create a customized action plan tailored to your preferences. We specialize in tax, accounting, and consulting services with a professional, personal, and proactive approach. Our experienced management team is ready to provide you with first rate service.