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Michelle Hanson


Partner & Director of Payroll Services

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(320) 214-2947

Practice Emphasis

Professional Affiliations

  • American Payroll Association (APA)


  • Certified Payroll Professional
  • Certified Healthcare Reform Specialist

About Michelle

Michelle Hanson joined CDS in 2007 as a Payroll Specialist. Prior to CDS, she worked in payroll and accounting for over eight years. Michelle attended Central Lakes College in Brainerd, MN studying Accounting. Michelle was promoted to Payroll Manager in 2010 and admitted as Partner and Director of Payroll Services in 2018. Michelle specializes in assisting clients with the preparation of their payrolls, tax deposits, quarterly and year-end payroll reports, W-2 forms, CDS TimeKeeper, WorkforceHUB, and ACA Reporting. She also consults with franchisees on payroll.

Community Involvement

  • Eagle Lake Association
  • Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership Perspectives program graduate
  • Vision 2040 Leadership program graduate

"Enjoy the little things… for one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things."

—Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

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