Big-Firm Experience, Small-Firm Focus

Combining broad, multi-industry expertise with boutique innovation and flexibility

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A Premier Provider of Tax, Accounting, and Consulting Services

Delivering unparalleled service and support tailored to all your business needs

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Your Trusted Partner for Long-Term Growth and Success

Helping to make sound financial decisions now and in the future

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Become part of the BWK Team today! Contact us to learn more about our current opportunities.

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Your trusted business partner with big-firm knowledge and expertise in accounting, tax, and consulting services

At Barton, Walter & Krier, we believe our success is a direct result of yours. That’s why we take the time to get to know you, your company, and your industry to gain a solid understanding of your individual needs and challenges. We take a holistic approach to managing your account, which gives us a complete view of your current unique situation and allows us to tailor our services accordingly. The result – innovative, value-added accounting, tax, and consulting solutions to help your business thrive now and in the future.

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Dedicated to providing superior services that consistently exceed client expectations

Audit & Assurance

Complete and accurate financial reporting is critical for the long-term success of any business. Without it, a company could face a litany of issues including cash-flow problems, regulatory issues, or even potential litigation. We can provide a clear and comprehensive picture of your company’s overall situation to increase the quality and efficacy of information for better, more informed business decisions. 

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Tax Services

When it comes to successful tax planning and compliance, trust matters. That’s why we take an in-depth approach to understanding your business from every angle to create tax strategies tailored to your unique needs and desired outcomes.

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Accounting Services

Outsourcing your company’s accounting functions can be a good temporary or long-term solution from both an operational and financial perspective. Whether you need assistance with simple bookkeeping or more complex services, we offer a full suite of accounting and controllership solutions designed to keep your business running efficiently and profitably.

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Transaction Advisory

Efficient preparation and a quick ramp-up are critical to increase value in the sale process. Designing the optimal deal requires understanding market dynamics and key issues that affect various industries. Balancing transaction objectives with accounting, tax, regulatory, HR, and commercial considerations is crucial to ensure that the acquisition is the right fit for the right price.

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We understand the value of creating a stable succession plan when it’s time to sell your accounting firm. Considerations such as existing staff, client relationships, and price and valuation of the firm play a vital role in determining when and to whom to sell your business.

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We provide comprehensive tax, audit, and advisory services across the entire ERISA spectrum to help you meet the challenges of today’s ever-changing regulatory landscape. We work with companies of all sizes and in all industries to conduct detailed assessments and provide expert guidance.

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What our clients are saying

Barton, Walter & Krier, LLC delivers the highest quality professional services, with a superior level of client attention. They are reliable, accessible and responsive to our needs.

Dave Gonyea, President of Gonyea Homes & Remodeling
Manufacturing Industry
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Similar to our machine shop, Barton, Walter and Krier, LLC delivers high quality services that we can count on. We receive their full attention from experienced CPAs who have the ability to think outside the box.

Frank Pichelman, President of Ardel Engineering & Manufacturing, Inc.
Manufacturing Industry
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The staff at Barton, Walter & Krier, LLC have served us for many years. They have helped us guide our business through the many challenges that small businesses encounter. They know our business inside and out and serve as a great sounding board.

Kent Eveland, President of Scamp Trailers
Manufacturing Industry
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BWK has provided Milestone Systems Inc. the same capabilities as the big firms would, while simultaneously providing a high tough, "Big fish in a small pond" type of feel, that we just wouldn't get from those same Big Name firms."

Michael Kohler, President Milestone Systems, Inc.
Manufacturing Industry
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We focus on industry trends so you can focus on your business

Your industry is unique, with its own set of challenges and requirements for success. That’s why a one-size-fits-all approach usually doesn’t work in today’s volatile economic environment.

Our expertise and tailored, hands-on services help leverage your core competencies and resources so your business stays on track every step of the way.



The manufacturing industry faces a litany of challenges that require strategic planning, acute insight, and operational expertise. We can provide innovative, tailored accounting and assurance solutions.


Real Estate / Land Developers

We analyze key market-drivers such as interest rates, labor shortages, and government regulation to assist real estate clients with both short- and long-term goals in this highly competitive industry. 



Construction professionals face a unique set of opportunities and challenges. Working with a tax specialist who understands your business’s goals and desired outcomes is the first step toward profitability, growth, and long-term financial success.



As a services professional, ensuring your business stays financially sound and profitable is crucial for long-term growth. We can help your business navigate the complexities of the healthcare, legal, and technology industries.



Navigating the ever-changing economic landscape can be challenging for many distributors and logistics professionals. Our experienced team of CPAs and tax specialists can help address your specific needs and keep your business moving forward.



We offer comprehensive audit, tax preparation, and advisory services across the entire retirement plan spectrum to help you meet the challenges of today’s ever-changing regulatory landscape and reporting with the Department of Labor.


Personalized attention and innovative, value-added solutions


Our knowledgeable team of CPAs and tax professionals builds lasting relationships with clients. We’re dedicated to your growth and long-term financial success.


We take a holistic approach to managing your account, looking at the “bigger picture” to identify opportunities and challenges relevant to your success and tailor our services accordingly.


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  • Quality
  • Relationships
  • Collaborative
  • Growth-Oriented
  • Proactive
  • Solution Providers


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In this free presentation, you'll learn about...

  • A ban on non-compete agreements
  • State-wide earned safe and sick time
  • Parenting leave
  • State-funded paid family and medical leave
  • Cannabis legalization: Employment-related implications
  • Accommodating nursing mothers, lactating employees, and pregnancy
  • Contractor liability for wage theft
  • Ban on pay history inquiries
  • Upcoming MN OSHA penalty increases

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