OUR TEAM

Our team of educated professionals are eager to help you with your financial needs.

HISTORY

The team here at Smith & Sem not only appreciates serving the community but being of service to the community. Over the years, Smith & Sem employees have volunteered over various non-profits in the area. Some of the organizations who have benefited from the team include; Rotary, Kiwanis, Sertoma Club, Elizabeth Lions Club, Business and Professional Women, Meals on Wheels, United Way and many others.

Kyle Sem, CPA
Kyle Sem, CPA
Education

  • Fergus Falls Community College, 1995 (AA)
  • Mankato State University, 1998 (BS)

Experience

  • Grant Thornton, LLP and Ness, Waller, Pearson CPA firms, 1998‑2000
  • City of Fergus Falls Accountant, 2000‑2006
  • Regulatory/Finance Department OTP, 2006‑2015
  • Personal tax practice, 2015
  • Smith and Sem Ltd., 2015‑Present

Professional

  • American Institute of CPAs
  • Minnesota Society of CPAs
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)
Michael (Mike) Smith, CPA
Michael (Mike) Smith, CPA
Education

  • Alexandria Technical College, 1981

Experience

  • Public Accounting, 1981‑Present

Professional

  • American institute of CPAs
  • Minnesota Society of CPAs
  • Elijan Watt Salls Award Winner – Top 133 of 72,000 in nation for November, 1987 CPA Exam
Rebecca (Becky) Bennett, CPA
Rebecca (Becky) Bennett, CPA
Education

  • Augsburg College, 1996

Experience

  • Public Accounting, 1996‑Present

Professional

  • Minnesota Society of CPAs
Petric Van Erp, CPA
Petric Van Erp, CPA
Education

  • University of North Dakota, 2019

Experience

  • Tax Intern at Brady Martz & Associates from January–April 2018
  • Public Accounting: 2019–Present

Professional

  • Minnesota Society of CPA’s
Danielle Call, CPA
Danielle Call, CPA
Education

  • University of North Dakota, 2017

Experience

  • Public Accounting, 2017‑Present

Professional

  • Minnesota Society of CPAs
Kathy Compton, Business Manager
Kathy Compton, Business Manager
Education

  • Rasmussen College, 1988

Experience

  • Public Accounting, 1988‑Present
Catie Baglo, Accountant
Catie Baglo, Accountant
Amanda Duenow, Accountant
Amanda Duenow, Accountant
Sonja Johnson, Accountant
Sonja Johnson, Accountant
Kyle McClellan, Accountant
Kyle McClellan, Accountant