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We’re an Accounting and CPA Firm Serving Eden Prairie, Minneapolis, St. Paul, and surrounding areas.

John A. Knutson & Co., PLLP, (JAK + Co.®) is a Twin Cities-based accounting firm serving individuals and businesses throughout Minnesota, including Eden Prairie and the Upper Midwest since 1925. As a mid-sized accounting firm, we’re large enough to offer the resources you need, yet small enough to deliver personalized service on every project.

JAK + Co Approach to Accounting Services for Clients in Eden Prairie

Situated in the Twin Cities, our professional team comprises approximately 50 dedicated accounting experts, consultants, and support staff.

As a mid-sized firm, we strike the perfect balance between size and personalization. We are able to cater to a diverse set of clients, all while maintaining an unwavering commitment to providing dedicated partner-level attention to every project. Our specialization lies in serving clients within specific industries, including construction, retail/wholesale, professional services, real estate, and manufacturing

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Here at JAK we offer a comprehensive array of  tax, business succession planning, audit, and ESOP advisory service.

Business Succession Planning for Eden Prairie

JAK offers comprehensive business succession planning services to guide clients through the challenging process of transitioning their businesses. Recognizing the emotional complexities involved, the we emphasizes the importance of timely succession planning to avoid leaving the business in a precarious situation. Whether transitioning to an external party, family member, or internal talent, JAK helps clients gain control over this critical transition.
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ESOP Advisory Services for Eden Prairie

JAK provides expert Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) services. The feasibility of transitioning to an ESOP varies for each business, requiring careful consideration of financial needs and company profitability. We guide clients through the exploration of ESOP options, offering insights into pros, cons, and tax implications. Additionally, our firm assists in the transition process by compiling financial statements, projections, and cash flow analyses, providing personalized support to determine if an ESOP is the right fit for the business.
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Our Services

Audit and Assurance Services

JAK + Co. offers audit and assurance services provided by certified public accountants. Our auditors conduct independent checks of records, ensuring accuracy, honesty, and risk assessment. The audit process includes evaluating financial statements for GAAP conformity and providing recommendations for improving efficiency and profitability.

Business Tax Consultant

JAK + Co. offers comprehensive small business tax solutions for various industries, including retail/wholesale, construction, real estate development, and manufacturing. Our services cover tax preparation, compliance, planning, succession planning, cost segregation studies, and more. We emphasizes proactive tax planning, staying updated on tax laws, deadlines, and forms to help clients reduce their tax bills.

Tax Consulting Experts

Benefit from our Minnesota tax consultants’ extensive expertise in tax and financial matters, addressing the concerns that cause you sleepless nights. Rely on us for comprehensive support, offering tax preparation services, effective tax planning strategies, IRS tax consulting, and more for you or your business.

Small Business CPA

JAK + Co. provides comprehensive accounting solutions, emphasizing the importance of well-organized financial records as the foundation for a successful operation. Our professionals work as part of your team, managing day-to-day accounting tasks, offering services such as sales tax reporting, accounts processing, bank reconciliation, financial statement processing, budgeting, forecasting, cash flow analysis, and assistance with QuickBooks, Sage 50, and other software.

Trust and Estate Planning

JAK + Co. provides professional estate planning services emphasizing the importance of securing your beneficiaries and ensuring peace of mind. Estate planning involves determining the fate of all your assets, including real estate, personal belongings, bank accounts, stocks, securities, and life insurance policies after your passing.

Business Succession Planning

JAK + Co.’s business and tax consultants provide assistance in envisioning goals, considering options like family legacy maintenance, maximizing profits from the sale, gifting or selling business units, selling to competitors or outside parties, and transitioning to an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP).


You guys rock. You have been doing my taxes since 1986 and I would be nothing without you.
Barbara May
Barbara May Law Office
Once again you have responded in what I can only call an exceedingly quick turn-around and thoroughly answered all my questions.
Claudia Dayson
Working with Todd Koch, Joy McAdoo and the JAK team has been a rewarding experience for me and my firm. Their direction and advice in financial planning/reporting, banking relationships and tax planning (both corporate and personal) has been invaluable. Todd, in particular, has been a trusted advisor in many strategic corporate and personal decisions over the course of my professional life, one of which culminated in the planning and process of the sale of my company to an ESOP Trust.
Tom Hagen
Minger Construction has been with JAK for over 30 years. Starting out as a small construction company they helped set up our accounting and bookkeeping; and as Minger had grown they have grown with us as well. We feel that we are more than just an accounting client. Over the decades we have a trust of their tax knowledge and appreciate the work they do and the professional friendships formed over the years.
Karen Minger, Secretary/Treasurer
Minger Construction
Thanks for being such a big part of the transition at Davis u0026 Associates. Your thoughtfulness, common sense and insight has been invaluable.
Jim Davis
DAVIS u0026 Associates, Inc.
Jason on behalf of our family, I just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate all the hard work and attention you gave to all the details. Thank you very much and please extend our thanks to your whole team.
Paul Widmer
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!! I’m so glad that we have you as our accountant!!
Ms. Micky Jay
All Phase Contracting
Hi Andy – There’s no need to talk. As always, I trust your opinion. Your team does a great job!
Chris A.
Andrew, I just wanted to say thank you for another great job by you and your team. We are really happy with your client approach and am glad we are with JAK.
Matt K. u0026 Mary R.
Jonathon, Thank you again for today’s meeting. It put my mom’s – and I will admit – my mind at ease that everything is under control.
Don G.
Hi Cynthia, Thank you and your team for all that you do.
Rob u0026 Cathy C.
Thank you Joy. Thank you so much for all of your hard work, we appreciate you.
Missy and Ben L.
Hi Jason, Thanks to you and Mark for all the work on our Federal and State tax returns. We appreciate your attention to detail in preparing and reviewing the information prior to signing off on the returns as well as your expertise and guidance over the years regarding our business and personal tax questions.
Mary Lou H. and John W.
Dallas – As always, really appreciate your help and patience through this whole thing. Despite the choices I had to face, you explained things in a very clear and concise way, which makes my decision easier. Thanks again!
Moriah T.
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