Annette Benson, CPA, CFE
Annette Benson joined Conway, Deuth & Schmiesing, PLLP (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 received her CPA certification from the Minnesota Board of Accountancy in 1990 and her Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) certification in 2010. 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.


Annette is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants (MNCPA), and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). She is a member of the Willmar Lakes Rotary and is a volunteer for the Rotary Reading buddy program and the Salvation Army. She is a Development Committee member of the Willmar Area Community Foundation and an advocate for the anti-trafficking efforts of the Willmar Area Women's Fund. Annette is an active volunteer and advocate with United Way of West Central Minnesota. Annette is active at her local church and previously held positions of Co-Chair of the Board of Trustees, Chair of the Endowment Committee, youth leader, and leader for Ukraine mission trips. She previously served on the Board of Directors for the Salvation Army, the Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce, and Willmar Jaycees.

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