Stephanie Murray

Certified Public Accountant

Stephanie truly cares about clients and works hard to ensure that their business needs are being met. Our clients can appreciate Stephanie’s dedication and precision in researching any issues that they may have, while also providing probable solutions. Stephanie tackles each problem in an approachable and accessible manner so that clients have a clear understanding of the rules and regulations. Her prompt responsiveness helps them feel at ease with even the most complicated financial situations, so that clients know they are being taken care of.

Stephanie was an accounting major at the University of Minnesota and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business. She went on to attain her CPA certificate and landed herself a position with a national accounting firm as a senior tax reviewer. We were proud to have Stephanie join our team in 2009 as she brought over 20 years of experience and valued knowledge with her. Her responsibilities and expertise include:

  • Lawful Gambling audit and monthly gambling
  • Fire Relief pension audit and reporting forms
  • Tax services in the areas of business, individual, nonprofit, and lawful gambling

Stephanie is a valued and proud member of the Lakes Area community. Both herself and her husband, Mike, graduated from Pequot Lakes High School, later moving back home from the cities so that their two children, Sean and Caitlin, could follow suit. She has dedicated a lot of her time and talent to help others. Stephanie is an active board member and treasurer of Junior Achievement in the Brainerd Lakes Area as well as the secretary/treasurer of the Dellwood Area Property Owner’s Association. She volunteers at Eagle View Elementary as a Junior Achievement member and has been a past Chamber Ambassador. Stephanie continues to be an active member at her church, currently serving on the finance council. In June of 2015, she embarked on an incredible mission trip to Grenada with her church group, where they spent their time painting and repairing old churches and homes for the local people. Being able to immerse herself in the culture and connect with the people is something she will never forget. Stephanie would go back in a heartbeat if she ever got the chance!

Stephanie is a very proud mother and always makes time to cheer on and support her children at their school sporting events and band performances. Like most Lakes Area residents, a perfect day for Stephanie would be spent relaxing nose deep in a book, nestled on a deck overlooking a spectacular lake view. The summer months are the most enjoyable for her because she can spend her days boating with family and friends or hitting a round of golf.

What is the most rewarding part about being an accountant?

Helping businesses and individuals succeed by improving their financial record keeping and providing information/services to make their lives easier.

What’s different about Justin, Clasen & Company Ltd.?

We are a small firm with over 90 years combined experience. On top of that, we have the desire to genuinely help our clients.

What can clients expect when working with the Justin, Clasen & Company Ltd. team?

Friendly people wanting to help with financial and tax issues. We answer the phones in person and will respond promptly to any questions


Connect With Stephanie

Tel: (218) 568-5242

Fax: (218) 568-8680

E-mail: SMurray@lakesareacpas.com