About Us

Bayerkohler & Graff, Ltd. was founded in 1997 in Champlin, Minnesota, and serves Hennepin County and the surrounding Twin Cities area.

Bayerkohler & Graff is Licensed by the Minnesota Board of Accountancy and is a member of:

It is our firm's policy that all professional personnel comply with continuing education requirements of the Minnesota Board of Accountancy, in addition to maintaining an awareness and understanding of current technical developments.

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Our Professionals

Brian Bayerkohler, CPA

Brian Bayerkohler, CPA

Brian co-founded Bayerkohler & Graff, Ltd in 1997. He is involved with all aspects of client services performed by the company. Brian specializes in business tax preparation and planning. With a strong background in multi-state tax issues and business start-up, he is a valuable resource for any business client. He supports all estate administration and estate tax preparation. Brian worked with a small influential firm based in Fargo, North Dakota, after graduating with a Bachelor's degree from Moorhead State University (MN). Brian holds a Minnesota CPA license.

David Graff, CPA, MBA

David Graff, CPA, MBA

David co-founded Bayerkohler & Graff, Ltd. in 1997. David's responsibilities cover a wide range of services. He handles both individual and corporate income tax return preparation, as well as helps clients minimize tax liability through planning. David works with business clients to prepare budgets and provide management level analysis of financials to evaluate performance and identify opportunities. In addition, he represents clients for both IRS and state audits. David is a graduate of Moorhead State University (MN) and earned his MBA from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. He holds a Minnesota CPA license.

Justin Soles, CPA

Justin Soles, CPA

Justin's responsibilities include individual and business income tax preparation, monthly sales tax preparation, and monthly financial accounting. Justin is a graduate of the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with degrees in Accounting and Finance. Justin holds a Minnesota CPA license.

Barb Bayerkohler, CPA

Barb Bayerkohler, CPA

Barb's responsibilities include individual and business income tax preparation, financial accounting, tax planning, business consultations, payroll and payroll setup, and research coordinator. Barb graduated from Moorhead State University (MN). She holds a Minnesota CPA license, and is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor.

Ralph Vix, CPA

Ralph Vix, CPA

Ralph's responsibilities include both individual and business income tax preparation and financial accounting. He has experience with various business sectors including construction, retail sales, service industries, and real estate. Ralph is also experienced in Estate and Trust planning. Ralph holds a Minnesota CPA license.

Stephanie Smart

Stephanie Smart, MBA

As an Accounting Manager, Stephanie's responsibilities include tax planning, individual and business tax returns, financial accounting, and researching tax topics. Stephanie is a graduate of Viterbo University with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and a graduate of DeVry University with a Master's degree in Business Administration. Stephanie is a CPA candidate.

Amy Martin

Amy Martin, Staff Accountant

Amy’s responsibilities include preparing individual and business tax returns, tax planning, financial accounting, and tax research. She is a graduate of The Minnesota School of Business with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. Amy is a CPA candidate.

Elissa Ehlert

Elissa Glorvigen, Staff Accountant

Elissa’s responsibilities include both individual and business income tax preparation, tax planning, tax research and financial accounting. Elissa is a graduate with a Bachelor’s degree at University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire in Accounting. She is also a CPA candidate.

Elissa Ehlert

Zack Tverstol, Staff Accountant

Zack's responsibilities include: tax planning, individual and business tax return preparation, financial accounting, and researching tax topics. Zack is a graduate of The University of Minnesota – Twin Cities College of Science and Engineering with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Business Administration at the Carlson School of Management on the University of Minnesota campus. Zack is a CPA candidate.

Elissa Ehlert

Louis Lachner, Staff Accountant

Louis’ responsibilities include both individual and business income tax preparation, financial accounting, tax planning, and tax research. Louis graduated with his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance from Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities and is currently completing his Master’s degree at Carlson and will be graduating in May 2014. Louis is a CPA candidate.

Elissa Ehlert

Sarah Harvala, Office Manager

Sarah will likely be the first face you see when you visit our firm. She moved to the area from Colorado & has been with the firm since December 2013. Her role as office manager includes scheduling appointments, billing and billing questions as well as providing support with any customer service inquiries. She also manages the logistics of the office and supports all of the staff members with various projects.

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Serving Champlin, Anoka, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Crystal, Golden Valley, Maple Grove, New Hope, Plymouth, Ramsey, Robbinsdale, Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Hennepin County, the North Metro, and the surrounding Twin Cities Metro area.

Bayerkohler & Graff, Ltd.