For years, our firm has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to local individuals and businesses. Our expertise ranges from basic tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as audits, financial statements, and financial planning.
I attended the University of Minnesota and graduated from their School of Business with an accounting degree in 1980. During the next five years I worked for two local accounting firms. In 1985, I began my own practice, which consists of tax preparation, accounting, payroll, consulting and computer consulting. I am married and have two children, a son and a daughter. My wife Terrie currently works in Youth Education for our church. When time allows during the tax season I try to get to five or six Minnesota Gopher Hockey games. During 1997, in an attempt to operate my business within the framework of the beliefs that are most important to me, I formed a board made up of two CPA’s, a minister and a physician. In later years when the minister moved away, I added a financial advisor to the board. The board has helped me to understand my company’s implications on my personal and professional life. They were instrumental in developing the following mission statement.
The mission of Charles Allen Ltd is to provide a high quality environment in which accounting and tax services will be provided to individuals and small companies. The business will constantly strive to apply Christian ethics in the service of my clients, vendors and associates. My clients, vendors and associates can have confidence in my commitment to fairness and receiving my best efforts, while not enabling destructive or dishonest activities on their part. This business must provide a valuable service to others, opportunities for growth for all persons interfacing with this company and a reasonable livelihood for those persons in the company’s employ.