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About Our Firm

Our Firm

For years, Jodee Paape & Associates, LLC has been providing quality, personalized guidance to local individuals and businesses. Jodee Paape & Associates, LLC's expertise ranges from basic tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as audits, financial statements, and estate planning.

Jodee Paape & Associates, LLC is one of the leading firms in and throughout the Twin Cities. By combining our expertise, experience and the team mentality of our staff, we assure that every client receives the close analysis and attention they deserve. Our dedication to high standards, hiring of seasoned tax professionals, and work ethic is the reason our client base returns year after year.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help clients maintain their lifestyle in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients' needs through research and sound analysis. Jodee Paape & Associates, LLC is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism. We have been a staple of the Twin Cities's business community for years, and pride ourselves on the level of esteem we have earned.

Our dedication to hard work has earned the respect of the business and financial community in and around the Twin Cities. We believe this to be a direct derivative of our talent and responsiveness to our client base. Whether you are a current or prospective client, rest assured that individuals and businesses who choose Jodee Paape & Associates, LLC receive competent and timely advice.

Our Team

Jodee Paape, CPA/PFS - Partner

Jodee has been representing the accounting needs of individuals and small businesses for over 25 years. Jodee graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Business Administration from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN. She successfully completed her CPA exam with a National Honorable Mention for passing within the top 123 individuals in the USA. She obtained her PFS (Personal Financial Specialist) credential in 2008.

Deb Nelson, CPA - Partner

Deb is a licensed CPA who joined our firm in September 2009, and became a partner of the firm January 1, 2015. Deb graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, MN and had eight years of public accounting experience in two regional CPA firms before joining our firm. She specializes in small business tax and accounting, real estate partnerships, and individual income tax returns. Deb is available to answer your tax related questions and assist with your small business accounting and planning needs.

Lynne Bates, CPA

Lynne is a licensed CPA and has been with us since 2002. She graduated with a degree in Business Administration/Accounting Specialization from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN. Prior to venturing into public accounting, Lynne served many years in accounting in the banking industry. She prepares and reviews individual income tax returns. Lynne is available for interviews.