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About Us

Johnson Bruns & Company has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to local individuals and businesses since 1977. Our expertise ranges from basic tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as audits, financial statements, and financial planning.

Johnson Bruns & Company is one of the leading firms in and throughout the area. By combining our expertise, experience and the team mentality of our staff, we assure that every client receives the close analysis and attention they deserve. Our dedication to high standards, hiring of seasoned tax professionals, and work ethic is the reason our client base returns year after year.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients' needs through research and sound analysis. Johnson Bruns & Company is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism. We have been a staple of the area's business community for years, and pride ourselves on the level of esteem we have earned.

Our dedication to hard work has earned the respect of the business and financial community in and around the area. We believe this to be a direct derivative of our talent and responsiveness to our client base. Whether you are a current or prospective client, rest assured that individuals and businesses who choose Johnson Bruns & Company receive competent and timely advice.

Our Team

Virginia Bruns, CPA

Virginia began her accounting career in 1972 at the New Ulm office of her parents, Robert & Marlys Johnson. After moving to Big Lake and working out of her home, she opened a branch office of Johnson Bruns & Company in Big Lake in 1977. Her experience includes; individual, business, estate and trust taxation, as well as compilation, review and audits for small businesses and non profit organizations.

Virginia is a 1972 graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting. She is a Certified Public Accountant licensed to practice in the State of Minnesota. She is also an Enrolled Agent, an Accredited Business Accountant, Accredited Tax Preparer, Accredited Tax Advisor and Accredited Retirement Advisor.

Virginia is active in the Minnesota Association of Public Accountants, serving as its President in 1997-1998. She is also an active member of the National Society of Accountants, serving on various committees. She is currently serving as a member of the Board of Directors of the Accredation Council of Accountancy and Taxation.

Shaun Rose, CPA

Shaun began his accounting career in 2005 and joined Johnson Bruns and Company in 2007. His experience includes individual and business taxation as well as compilation, review, and audits for small businesses and nonprofit organizations.

Shaun is a 2005 graduate of St. Cloud State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed to practice in the State of Minnesota and is also a member of the Minnesota Association of Public Accountants.

Erin Nebben, EA

Erin has been with Johnson Bruns since 2005. She is a graduate of Hamline University in 1999, and received her Accounting degree at Augsburg College in 2008. Erin received her Enrolled Agent credentials in 2011. Her areas of expertise include payroll preparation, quarterly payroll reporting, and individual tax preparation. Currently, Erin is the President of the Minnesota Association of Public Accountants, and has been involved in various committees within that Organization. She is a graduate of the National Society of Accountants Leadership Program and Is currently serving on the Member Benefits Committee with NSA.