Christopher Clasen, CPA


Chris is a trusted advisor to his clients regarding all of their personal or business related tax needs.

Chris was born and raised in Pequot Lakes where he currently resides with his wife, Mauryah, and two boys, Wylder (2) and _______ (newborn). As a graduate of Concordia College Moorhead, MN, Chris’ biggest professional accomplishment was becoming a partner at a CPA firm in his hometown, where he can be close to his family and give back to the community. In the business of accounting, everyday is different and everyday brings fresh and new challenges. Chris feels it is important to get to know his clients beyond the numbers and values the face-to-face conversations and personal relationships that he has with each and every one of them. For Chris, it makes it all worth it when he can see an individual put their hard earned money back into their wallet, knowing that he has helped them accomplish their financial goals.

Chris’ extensive experience as a tax specialist in accounting and specialty areas has given him a wide scope of knowledge to pull from when helping his cliental. He has dealt with clients in industries such as municipalities, school districts, and fire reliefs. Clients appreciate that Chris is very personable and easy to talk to. He is very skilled at finding different avenues and developing down-to-earth, no nonsense strategies that clients can appreciate.

Chris is responsible for overseeing all areas at the firm including:

  • Personal and business tax returns
  • Governmental auditing sector
  • Bookkeeping
  • Payroll
  • Estate Planning
  • Non-profit auditing
  • Helping municipalities with the ever changing accounting standards and legal compliance

Chris and his family hold a special place in their hearts for the Fire Relief Association. Because of the incredible work they do, his family has dedicated many years giving back to the community and attending local fundraisers. Chris especially looks forward to the annual Lighting of Nisswa and the Pequot Lakes Bean Hole Days. He and his wife are currently enjoying being able to experience all of those special “firsts” with their boys and starting new special family traditions. His boys keep him busy with four-wheeler rides on the trails, pontooning on chain, and chasing around their Australian Shepherd, Lavender. When he’s not crunching numbers in his crazy patterned socks, he is cheering on the Vikings, season after season. Once summer rolls around, Chris likes to escape to the family cabin in Canada and fight to reel in 30″ Walleye… or better yet, fight to reel in the weeds that he always seems to catch.

What do you bring to the Clasen & Schiessl CPAs, Ltd. team?

Leadership, guidance, and a fresh perspective on the future of the firm.

What’s different about Clasen & Schiessl CPAs, Ltd.?

Our quality of service. We provide a personal aspect… a hands on touch. Our staff is driven by the desire to put forth the best possible service and give our clients the individualized attention they deserve.

Connect With Chris

Tel: (218) 568-5242

Fax: (218) 568-8680

E-mail: CClasen@lakesareacpas.com