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Sara M. Lassila, CPA††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

Sara Lassila began her accounting career in the Twin Cities 1985 and has enjoyed working for several local accounting firms in Minneapolis. She became a Certified Public Accountant in 1999. In 2010, she formed her own CPA firm, Sara Lassila, CPA, Inc.Located in Excelsior, the firm provides accounting services for individuals and businesses in various service industries, consulting, and nonprofit businesses.


Sara developed an accounting specialty in the Common Interest Community Association field early in her public accounting career. Common Interest Communities (CICís) are homeowner associations such as condominium, townhome, single family, twin home, time share, and cooperative communities. Sara has worked with many property management company owners, property managers, self-managed associations, and board members.


Sara is very active in the Community Associationís Institute - Minnesota Chapter (CAI-MN).She received the Associations Service Provider of the Year Award at the 2010 Chapter Vision Awards. She served on the Board of Directors and was the Chapter President in 2008. Sara continues to serve the CIC community as the Chair of the Homeowner Training Track Committee. This committee is responsible for presenting educational seminars for association board of director members.


Sara has authored several articles for the Minnesota Community Living Magazine and presented many educational seminars for CAI-MN and for CIC Boards of Directors. She has participated as a guest on local radio programs to discuss common CIC issues and solutions. She is a recognized expert in this area of accounting.


During her accounting career, Sara moved out the public accounting world and was employed by a local golf club as their Controller.For more than seven years she managed the accounting functions, cash flow, and banking relationships of a dynamic business, managed through the government red tape of licenses and permits, handled all aspects of Corporate and Employee benefit insurance programs and all types of employment and employee issues.Thereís no shortage of CPAís who can prepare a financial statement or tax return but the results will vary greatly depending how well your CPA understands your business.Saraís understanding of the day to day business side adds to her abilities to serve her clients.


Sara is a Certified QuickBooks Professional Advisor, and provides training and support to many small businesses and CICís that use the QuickBooks software.


Sara is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants.


Contact Sara at:


~ Office: 952.474.1631

~ Direct: 612.267.5820



Sara Lassila, CPA, Inc.

PO Box 202

Excelsior, MN 55331