CSI Accounting Services Recognized as Accounting Firm of the Year

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National small business association honors business owner, Brian Paulson, for his dedication to enhancing the accounting profession through education and active involvement with peers.

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Award recipients represent the best of the best of small business owners...those who have demonstrated outstanding leadership...and are committed to sharing their expertise and knowledge to ensure the advancement of the profession as a whole.

Brian Paulson, owner of CSI Accounting Services, today announced that he and his firm were honored at the recent PASBA (Professional Association of Small Business Accountants) awards ceremony hosted in Palm Springs, California. Paulson was one of only five small business professionals recognized. Paulson received the prestigious “Accounting Firm & Accountant of the Year” accolade within the Large Firm category.

“Brian Paulson was nominated by his fellow PASBA members to receive this outstanding award, which honors a member who has consistently demonstrated the beliefs of the association’s motto—Teach, Share, Learn. Brian has been a dedicated member of PASBA for several years, and he currently serves on the PASBA Board of Directors as President Elect and will assume the role of President in May 2014,” said Shelley Klein, PASBA Executive Director.

Award winners are nominated by their fellow PASBA members. The board then reviews nominations to determine winners within three categories—Small, Medium, and Large Firm. Award recipients represent the best of the best of small business owners—that is, those who have demonstrated outstanding leadership within the accounting profession and are committed to sharing their expertise and knowledge to ensure the advancement of the profession as a whole.

“I was incredibly honored to receive this award. There are so many notable leaders within PASBA who work consistently to enhance the tax and accounting industry and ensure it’s always moving forward. To be nominated by my peers was exciting; to win was an honor beyond words,” Paulson stated.

Brian Paulson accepted the award at the 7th annual PASBA awards ceremony on May 15, 2013, in Palm Springs, California.

About Brian Paulson & CSI Accounting

Brian started with CSI Accounting Services in 1996. He purchased the company in 2002, and since has built a highly profitable and sustainable business. Brian is extremely active in the accounting profession, serving on the board of directors for the Accountants Motivational Marketing Organization and the Professional Association of Small Business Accountants (PASBA). He also serves on the business advisory council for Opportunity Partners, an organization that helps people with disabilities find employment. He is a member of the National Society of Tax Professionals, the National Society of Accountants, PASBA, the Accountants Motivational Marketing Organization, and is an Executive member of RootWorks.

Deeply rooted in the Twin Cities community for over 40 years, CSI Accounting Services is dedicated to being the premier accounting, tax, and payroll firm for businesses and individuals. Firm staff offers extensive experience working with hundreds of businesses in a variety of areas. For more information, visit csiaccounting.com.


The Professional Association of Small Business Accountants represents Certified Public Accountants, Public Accountants, and Enrolled Agents who provide accounting services to small businesses throughout the United States. Members of the association have built a nationwide network of accountants to benefit small business clients across the country. Using the collective resources of this network, PASBA members offer their clients a level of service and expertise that individual practices are unable to rival. For more information, visit smallbizaccountants.com.

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