Member Spotlight – Kari Steinbeisser, CPA, CFE (Volume 1)

Meet Kari Steinbeisser, CPA, CFE, and Manager!

Kari Steinbeisser

Kari joined CDS in 2011. She graduated from St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, MN, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Kari received her CPA certification from the Minnesota Board of Accountancy in 2011 and her Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE) certification in 2014. In 2014, Kari was promoted to Senior Accountant, and in 2015, to Manager. Her focus areas are governmental auditing and forensic accounting.

Kari 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 (AFCE). She is a member of the Governmental Finance Officers Association (GFOA) and Minnesota Association of School Business Officials (MASBO). Kari is on the School District Audit Review Task Force through the MNCPA. She is a 2013 graduate from the Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership Perspectives program and a former board member and volunteer for Junior Achievement. Kari also volunteers for Rotary Reading Buddies in the Willmar Public Schools, United Way, and Salvation Army.


  • Did you know? Kari Steinbeisser is pronounced Car-ee Stein-by-zer.
  • Kari enjoys spending time with family and friends. When she’s not busy taking her kids on Ranger rides, she enjoys reading books, baking, and mowing the lawn.
  • Kari, her husband, Shane, and their two daughters, reside in Kandiyohi, Minnesota.