Sean Boland

Managing Principal


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Professional Experience

Sean Boland (CPA) has 20+ years of experience advising in accounting, tax and business operations. As a well-connected professional in the Twin Cities, he continually uses his network of contacts to find solutions and opportunities for his clients. In 2012, Sean was elected Managing Principal of DS+B.

What makes Sean the go-to advisor for his clients and business associates is his ability to help them fully understand their ‘big picture’ – and make the right decisions to take advantage of opportunities. “My goal is to make the decision process easier for my clients when they are facing complicated issues, planning for the year or growing their business,” says Sean, “not just tell you what the IRS code is or what the outcome would be. I am proactive, instead of reactive.”

Working with all types of ownership structures since he began his CPA career has given Sean an expertise in guiding clients through some of their biggest life decisions. His well-rounded accounting and tax knowledge makes him a perfect advisor for “start-ups to succession planning, and everything in-between.” Sean shares the same work ethic as of many of his clients who have built their businesses up through hard work and years of dedication.

In addition, Sean specializes in both franchisors and franchisees to help them organize their financial information related to operations, structure and financing so they can properly plan for their future. He continually takes that extra step to make his client relationships more personal rather than just another “bean counter” experience.

Outside of the Office

Sean grew up in a large Irish Catholic family in St. Paul. As a Minnesotan, it is no surprise that he enjoys a number of outdoor activities including golf, hockey, motorcycles and hunting. He lives in Apple Valley with his wife and two daughters.

Education + Credentials

B.A. in Accounting from the University of St Thomas Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Professional Memberships

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Associated Builders and Contractors MN/ND (MNABC) Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants (MNCPA) Regional Operators Association / Ronald McDonald House Charities Vistage Minnesota | Peer Advisory Group for CEOs

Community and Civic Activities

Treasurer | Mendakota Country Club Ancient Order of Hibernians Knights of Columbus