Jon Cassens

Principal | Business Services

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Professional Experience

Jon Cassens (CPA) provides business leaders with ongoing guidance to improve their financial reporting and grow their business. By being connected to their long-term success, he can adapt service improvements that fit their business direction and can help develop strategies to help them reach new goals.

Jon’s area of expertise is in working closely with multi-unit franchisees, restaurants, retail and commercial real estate companies to keep their accounting systems running at the speed of business. Jon works with each client and their internal accounting team to customize proforma financial projections for business planning, financing, and developing strategies to help them reach their goals that go beyond filing deadlines.

“We’ve developed and implemented accounting procedures that give our clients not only a perspective on today, but also an outlook to where they want to go or improve upon,” says Jon. “We provide these business owners fast-paced solutions, such as cloud accounting and bill pay, which enable them to improve accounting efficiency and transparency to make business decisions quickly.”

Jon advises clients on implementing accounting procedures based on industry standards, accounting standards, and engagement requirements. At the end of the day, clients value his approach relating complex accounting and tax situations in terms commonly understood. “I enjoy being responsive to client questions and resolving challenges to financial reporting accuracy, even when they are small. When I work with my clients, I want to offer ideas that keep the issue from reoccurring and improve their accounting efficiency moving forward.”

Outside of the Office

In his spare time, Jon enjoys many outdoor activities, such as heading up to the cabin with his family, golf, fishing and hunting. At Augsburg College, Jon was a standout basketball player and continues to be involved with various Men’s Leagues and State events.

Education + Credentials

B.A. in Accounting, Augsburg College

B.A. in Finance, Augsburg College

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Professional Memberships

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

International Franchise Association (IFA)

Minnesota Restaurant Association (MRA)

Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants (MNCPA)

SCORE | Guest Presenter “Simple Steps to Grow Your Business”

SCORE | Guest Presenter "Winning Strategies for Growing Your Business"