Rachel A. Peters, CPA, CFE

RACHEL A. PETERS, CPA, CFE

Direct Phone

763-398-4508

Fax

763-354-7047

Email

rpeters@tdhcd.com

Managing Shareholder & President

“I enjoy working with individuals and small business clients, helping them grow, achieve their goals, listening and understanding their goals & concerns, finding & implementing solutions, watching them succeed, and make their lives less stressful.”

OVERVIEW

Rachel is the managing shareholder and president of Thoresen Diaby Helle Condon & Dodge, Inc. CPAs & Advisors. She provides accounting, forensic, tax compliance & planning, and business consulting services to a wide variety of clients, helping them achieve their objectives by approaching their goals with a proactive strategy. Specializing in accounting and auditing, tax planning, consulting, and forensic accounting and analysis, she also contributes as an expert witness on fraud cases.

Rachel is motivated to help people so they can focus on their business and their passions in life. She wants them to stay focused on what they love and the reason they started the business. She also loves working with numbers, finding solutions, and making accounting fun.

“I look forward to being a contributing member of your team. You can call on me at any time, and count on my being focused on your success.”

Raised in an entrepreneurial environment, Rachel worked alongside her accountant father and brother in the family’s thirteen women and children’s clothing stores in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Accounting came naturally to her. She received her BA in Accounting from Northern Michigan University in 1999, is a Certified Public Accountant, and a Certified Fraud Examiner. She continues her specialized education, attending many various classes and seminars. In 2015 Rachel received the highly regarded (Real) Power 50 Award from Minnesota Business Magazine for being a remarkable player in the Minnesota business community with a knack for getting things done — and being helpful along the way.

Active in her community, Rachel is a frequent public speaker on topics including “Tax Strategies & Fraud: When Good Intentions Go Bad”, and “Best Practices in Various Accounting, Business, and Tax Matters.” Her charitable work includes contributing to Feed My Starving Children, Make A Wish Foundation, American Cancer Society, and other organizations.

Rachel Otten, CPA, CFE

Rachel Otten, CPA, CFE

Rachel Otten, CPA, CFE

CLIENT SPECIALTIES

  • Accounting and Auditing
  • Individual and business taxation
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Start-ups
  • Family businesses
  • Fraud and forensics
  • Litigation support
  • Employee benefit plans

INDUSTRY SPECIALTIES

Advertising, Collection Agencies, Construction Contractors, Employee Benefit Plans, Franchisers, Restaurants, Manufacturing, Not-for-Profit Organizations, Professional Service Organizations, Publishing, Real Estate Development, Real Estate Rental and Leasing, Retail Trade, Sales Representative, Start-Up entities, Wholesale Distributors

PERSONAL INTERESTS

Rachel loves spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys staying active with running, hiking, and kayaking, and also loves cooking and travel.  On the weekends, she loves to get out and enjoy nature and also planning some much needed beach vacations to reset. One of her favorite quotes is “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Arts-Accounting, Northern Michigan University

ACCREDITATION

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Certified Fraud Examiner

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES & MEMBERSHIPS

  • MNCPA (Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants)
  • AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants)
  • ACFE (Association of Certified Fraud Examiners)
  • TCCCFE (Twin Cities Chapter for the ACFE)
  • Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center
  • AWC (Association of Women Contractors) Finance Committee

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