Why Choose Accountant Diploma at CLC?
• Recently, graduates have been hired by Mills Automotive, Rural Renewable Energy Alliance
• Strong internship program gets students experience helping them secure careers after graduation. Norson, Essiantia Health, Brainerd Family YMCA, RREA
• Curriculum prepares you for accounting certification opportunities. Certified bookkeeping exam, certified professional payroll.
• The accounting program provides a springboard of additional coursework toward CPA Exam.
• Our instructors have a passion for teaching and accounting and have a wealth of industry experience to aid the students.
Kristina Ehnert is an Accounting Instructor at Central Lakes College in Brainerd, MN. Accounting courses that Kristina teaches include; Accounting Principles, Payroll Accounting, Accounting Applications, Intermediate Accounting and Cost Accounting. Being an Accounting Internship mentor and Accounting Club adviser are also part of Kristina’s rewarding responsibilities. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Accounting from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN and an MBA degree with an Accounting concentration from Keller Business School of Management. Kristina is also a graduate of the Dale Carnegie Leadership Training program.
Kristina has her Certified Public Accounting license and is a member of the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants and the AICPA. She began her accounting career in private industry before launching her career in higher education. While working in industry she enjoyed preparing and analyzing monthly financial statements and board reports, performing revenue and cost analysis, compiling audit schedules, reconciliations and footnotes for the annual audit, calculating and examining financial leverage ratios and profitability ratios, but most of all Kristina was enthusiastic in sharing her passion for superior accounting with new accounting staff. Additionally, she taught MS Excel courses through Community Education and relished working with adult learners.
Kristina is active in her community as a director on the IDS #553 School Board, a volunteer on various school committees, a Sunday School Teacher and Vacation Bible School volunteer. In her spare time she enjoys scrapbooking, camping, golfing, gardening, and hiking. Above all else, she is a dedicated mother and wife and enjoys spending the most time with her two sons and husband. Email Kristina for more information
Steve Ostlund is an Accounting Instructor at Central Lakes College in Brainerd, MN. Steve teaches all courses in the accounting curriculum from Principles of Accounting through Intermediate Accounting, Cost Accounting, Payroll Accounting, and Governmental Accounting. He received both his undergraduate degree in Accounting and his Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of North Dakota. Steve received his Certified Public Accountant Certificate from the North Dakota State Board of Public Accountancy in 1988.
Steve started his accounting career as an accountant for a non-profit organization. After receiving his MBA he has worked in business and industry as an accountant and in accounting academia as an accounting instructor. He has over 20 years of teaching experience. He has previously has taught accounting at St Cloud Technical and Community College and for Ridgewater College in Hutchinson, MN.
During his free time in the summer Steve enjoys golfing and bicycling with his wife Deb. In the winter months he enjoys ice skating and hockey. He and Deb have three daughters and six grandchildren. Email Steve for more information