I grew up in Fairmont and after spending time in Mankato and graduating from Minnesota State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting I returned to my roots. Fairmont is full of great times and the lakes are the best place to spend our weekends. My siblings followed a similar path and have all returned to the area. We are able to enjoy the farm life at our brother’s house and “city” life at mom’s house. We are truly blessed to call Fairmont home and be surrounded by so many amazing friends and family.
After my father Steve earned his Certified Public Accountant certificate, he opened his accounting practice in 1976. He purchased the Post Office Building in 2001 and converted it into office spaces, creating the business’s permanent home. I earned my CPA certificate and after working with my father for many years I took ownership in 2015. My job is more than just doing tax returns. It is helping people with their business plans, helping plan for future years, and helping people through different financial situations to find the best fit for them and their families. Come see the history at The Old Post Office Building in downtown Fairmont to find out how we can help you.
Erin Farland is the most recent addition to our accounting team. She has been working in accounting and finance roles since 2000. Erin works with individuals and businesses with tax preparation, accounting, Quickbooks/Peachtree software, budgeting, cash forecasting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, overhead computations, employee benefit plans, and payroll.
She has experience in both the for-profit and not-for-profit areas of business. Specifically, she has worked with tax-exempt organizations, single-owner for-profit businesses, and HUD properties. Erin has over 18 years of experience in accounting and finance in the healthcare industry. She is also very familiar with those in agriculture as she and her husband are grain farmers and raise hogs.
Her educational background includes an Associate of Applied Science degree in Accounting/Finance from Iowa Lakes Community College in Estherville, IA. She then completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Florida Metropolitan University and took additional courses in Human Resources. Due to her experience in the healthcare industry, she also pursued an education in Health Care Administration and took the courses needed to become a licensed nursing home administrator from St. Joseph’s College of Maine. Her next pursuit is to complete the courses needed to sit for her CPA exam.
Erin and her husband Ryan are the proud parents of two children, their daughter Kayla and their son Wyatt. Rounding out their family are their two white Labrador retrievers, Ellie and Charlie. Erin enjoys a very busy life which includes taking care of their acreage, gardening, reading, baking, and spending time with her family. She also enjoys vacationing at the North Shore in Northern Minnesota.
Sue Gunther is a long-time Fairmont resident. She resides here with her husband Jon and enjoys time with her big dog and her old cat. Jon and Sue’s two daughters are both grown and currently live in Minneapolis. Her free time is spent in the garden, enjoying the outdoors walking the many trails of Fairmont, and spending time with family.
Sue joined the Pierce Accounting and Tax Services team in November of 2016. She serves many roles here from payroll and compilation level financial statements to assisting businesses with their monthly accounting. Sue also works with preparing individual and business tax returns.
She has an AAS Accounting Degree from Minnesota West Technical College. She brings her experience from customer service, nonprofit, gambling, and small business accounting to a new level here to help the team at Pierce Accounting and Tax Services perform great service for all our clients.