Sara Lassila is a Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Global Management Accountant, and QuickBooks ProAdvisor. She has her own practice located in Orono, Minnesota. Her firm provides accounting services for many service industry, contractors, homeowners associations, and nonprofit businesses. The firm also provides income tax consulting and preparation services for business corporations (both for-profit and non-profit), Sub-S corporations, individuals, sole-proprietors, and partnerships.
She has worked with business owners, association board members, and property managers for over 25 years.
Sara specializes in the corporate area with emphasis in the Common Interest Community and business corporations. Common Interest Communities are homeowner associations such as condominium, townhome, single family, twin home, time share, and cooperative communities.
As a QuickBooks Professional Advisor she provides consulting and support to many businesses and homeowners associations that use the QuickBooks software.
Sara is active member of the Community Association’s Institute - Minnesota Chapter (CAI-MN). She was Chapter President in 2008 and has served on several Committees.
She has authored several articles for the Minnesota Community Living Magazine and given many educational presentations for CAI-MN and for Association Boards of Directors. Sara’s Homeowner Association financial statements were selected by Thomson Reuters to be published in the 2019 Trends volume of PPC’s Guide to Preparing Financial Statements. Sara’s example financial statements are available to be used as guides by Certified Public Accountants across the Nation. Sara was also interviewed by HOALeader about tax exempt status for homeowners associations. Her interview was published in the February 5, 2016 Tip of the Week. Sara is also an occasional guest speaker on the “Where You Live” Radio Program.
She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the AICPA Tax & Nonprofit Sections, the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants, Community Associations Institute, CICMidwest and Minnesota Multi Housing Association.
“More than Just the Numbers.” – helping you understand and use your financial information for business results.
Helping people with sometimes complex tax situations.
Initial phone call, schedule face to face meeting, discover their accounting and tax needs, have client sign engagement letter that hires us, begin gathering information needed to do the work.
CPA, Certified Public Accountant
Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor