A Duluth CPA You Can Actually Talk To

Brett Tester

Senior Manager
Duluth, MN
Years of Experience
Exceptional people surround themselves with the right people, bring enthusiasm every day, create their own reality, have laser like focus, and are patient with the process and results.
Dr. Bob Rotella

Brett takes pride in what he does. Was achieving a 4.0 grade point average in college necessary? Was being selected as one of five Division III basketball players awarded first-team academic all-American a pre-requisite? How about doing that two years in a row? For Brett, it’s less about the accolad

First Class Service From Your Duluth CPA

When you need a relational, strategic, and forward-thinking accounting firm in Duluth, Minnesota, work with Dark Horse CPAs. Your small business deserves timely and actionable data from your books. That’s why Dark Horse CPAs are flipping the script on what a top accounting firm looks like. Give less of your money to the TaxMan and receive more hands-on services than your traditional accounting firm.

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Brett Tester, Senior Manager
“The public accounting industry needs to change – from burnout, shallow client relationships, and meaningless/overloaded work. Dark Horse has the potential to do it. After starting with Dark Horse, I have a positive outlook on the industry as a whole and the desire to challenge conventional wisdom. I appreciate the opportunity to work with “outside the box” thinkers and have found inspiration from Chase, Justin, and Max to make changes to the public accounting model. Deep client relationships, open communication, and a high-level quality of work.”
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Accounting Solutions for Businesses.

The Problem: Business owners aren't getting timely, accurate and actionable data from their financials. Even worse, they're not receiving tax planning advice from their, "tax pro," which is costing them untold amounts of money. This is just plain wrong. We believe you deserve a better small business accounting firm.

Solutions for Businesses
Brett Tester, Senior Manager
Having a CPA’s support is crucial for businesses due to the complexity of accounting principles and regulations. Many businesses have never been taught or don’t have the education to effectively account for their business activities. I want to help my clients make bookkeeping easier and ensure that financial information is readily available. I believe owners need assistance understanding what the numbers can reveal about their business and financial future and Dark Horse can provide that valuable insight and analysis.
Brett Tester, Senior Manager
Having a CPA’s support is essential for individuals and I believe that the focus of that support should shift towards providing planning and building relationships with clients, rather than primarily focusing on compliance work once around the tax filing deadline. I aspire to earn the trust of my clients, help them through their financial and tax journey, and offer them solutions to their problems/situations.

Tax Services for People.

The Problem: taxpayers are not getting the service they deserve from their CPA. Most CPA firms rush through their clients' tax returns, do not properly explain the return, provide no recommendations on how to reduce their taxes and are generally unavailable or unhelpful outside of tax season.

Tax Solutions for People
Lisa R.
Suzi Drennen is the most knowledgeable, conscientious, and responsive CPA I have ever known—which is why I’ve stayed with her for more than 10 years. She is honest, has always gotten back to me quickly even at the height of tax season, and has saved me thousands of dollars over the years. The icing on the cake is that Suzi’s easy to work with and on top of that, a great person! She and her firm are tops!

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