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About Us

About Our Firm

Leota Goodney started this practice in 1981. The firm has grown steadily through the years to our present size of two partners and five other employees. We serve a variety of business clients in the Northfield area as well as many individuals in varying circumstances.

We offer individualized services to each of our clients and work for warm, professional relationships.

The technical aspects of our services are of the highest quality. We have an ongoing program of continuing education, participate in the peer review program established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and maintain membership in the Minnesota Society of CPA’s and the Minnesota Financial Planning Association.

Our Team

Leota Goodney, CPA

Leota Goodney, partner, practices in the areas of tax law, elder care and non-profits. Older clients captivate her with their wisdom and strong personalities. The elder care services she provides enable people to continue to retain control of major decisions without being bothered with the detail. Small non-profits often need the professional and technical expertise that Leota’s experience can offer.

Leota has been licensed as a CPA since 1979 and as a certified financial planner since 1987. She is married with two adult children and is active in her church and as a volunteer advancing universal health care.

Ann Etter, CPA

Ann Etter, partner, has interests in personal income tax law, non profit accounting and tax, and financial planning. She filled out her first tax form in 1993 and enjoyed it so much she decided to go back to school in 2001. Her two previous careers both involved non-profit work and she has maintained a passion for working with non-profits.

Ann has been licensed as a CPA since 2003. She is married with three children and is active in her church and the Northfield Arts Guild. She has been a partner with the firm since 2011.

Tammy Jirak

Tammy Jirak, paraprofessional, certified bookkeeper, notary public, works with clients on financial statement preparation, bookkeeping, corporate and personal income tax and payroll preparation.

Tammy joined the firm in 1998. She is married with three girls and lives in the Northfield area. Tammy enjoys flower gardening, reading and golf.

Lisa Nystuen

Lisa Nystuen, office manager and bookkeeper, joined the firm in 2007. She is married with two children and has lived in Northfield since 1990.

Ragh Singh, CPA

Ragh prepared his first tax return in 2006 at H&R Block and joined the firm in 2012. He passed the CPA Exam in 2008 and received his license in 2013. He has interest in Small business accounting and taxes, Nonprofits, and Individual tax returns. Ragh likes to watch (and sometimes play) cricket and field hockey. He is married and lives in Rochester, MN with two children.

Wendy Sivanich

Wendy Sivanich, payroll specialist and bookkeeper, joined the firm in October 2014. After earning a degree in accounting, she found that small business bookkeeping was her passion. She has worked for a variety of small businesses (profit and non-profit) over the last 20 years and most enjoys helping clients bring order to their bookkeeping.

Wendy lives in Northfield with her “townie” husband and two daughters. When she is not at work, she can usually be found lifting something heavy at the gym, reading a book or volunteering for kid’s activities.