Founded in 1925, JAK (John A. Knutson & Co., PLLP) serves clients throughout Minnesota and beyond. Our office is located in the Twin Cities and is home to roughly 40 accounting professionals, consultants and support staff.
We’re a mid-sized firm, which means we’re large enough to support clients of all sizes, yet small enough to dedicate a partner to each and every project. We believe it’s our personalized accounting services that make the difference. We specialize in serving clients within the construction, retail/wholesale, service, real estate and manufacturing industries.
JAK is not your typical accounting firm. For starters, our office—which is conveniently located within the Twin Cities—is fairly casual. We want you to feel comfortable and expect us to take your needs seriously, taking as much stress out of your life as possible.
Brian L. Knutson, CPA, MBT, CVA
Brian came to JAK through a family connection after graduating from college in 1977, and became managing partner in 2004. One of the things he cherishes most about his role within the firm is the opportunity to mentor staff. He finds it immensely fulfilling to see young staff members flourish—as managers, directors and partners—within the JAK family.
To Brian, making clients feel like part of the family is equally important. He provides both financial and tax accounting services across multiple industries, and regularly advises his clients on business sales and acquisitions. Many days, he can be found guiding clients through difficult and often personal situations, such as transitioning a business or planning an estate. Regardless of the matter at hand, he’s there for his clients—no matter what.
With four young grandkids, Brian’s family life beyond JAK is quite vibrant. He’s found it especially fun to introduce the little ones to lake life up at the cabin. When he’s not up north hunting, fishing or collecting agates, Brian can usually be found volunteering at his church, or reading a good sci-fi book.
John A. Knutson & Co., PLLP
1781 Prior Ave N Falcon Heights, MN 55113