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Annette Benson



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(320) 214-2910

Practice Emphasis

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants (MNCPA)
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)


  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Certified Fraud Examiner

About Annette

Annette Benson joined CDS in 1983 as a Computer Operator. She graduated from Ridgewater College in Willmar, MN from the Accounting program. Annette progressed rapidly through the firm, serving as Bookkeeper, Internal Bookkeeper, Staff Accountant, Manager, Senior Manager, and in 1997 she was admitted as a Partner. She practices in a variety of accounting and tax areas, but specializes in business and individual tax planning and preparation, business consulting, forensic accounting, non-profit and for profit auditing, reviews and compilations, and the auto dealership and construction industries.

Community Involvement

  • Willmar Lakes Rotary
  • Willmar Area Community Foundation
  • Willmar Area Women's Fund
  • United Way of West Central Minnesota
  • Local Church

"When Annette isn't helping clients, she's spending time with her husband, Art, and their family. She enjoys traveling, reading, and gardening. "

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