Mark Giddings CPA » meet our Members

“Building professional relationships

and networks is the fundamental basis

of my business practice.”

Jim Buus, President 
Goldmark Commercial Real Estate Inc. 

Mark Giddings CPA

CEO and Founder Giddings and Associates
Work Phone: 701.232.7612 Work Fax: 701.232.8270 Membership: August 25, 2015 Website: Giddings and Associates | Accountants and Consultants Website: Jackson Hewitt Tax Service | Fargo
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Biographical Info

“I believe that accounting is the international language of business. I am looking for the numbers to tell me a story and then I like to share my findings with my team and clients. The fun part is communicating that story in a way that is meaningful for them…in clear, simple language.”

Speaking to Mark is a unique experience. A quick mind and diverse interests have helped him sustain an amazing collection of relationships across the globe. More importantly, his ability to translate the details of his clients’ interests and goals always results in a solution tailored to them. Mark had the opportunity to work with some of the best-known CPAs in the upper Midwest before founding Giddings & Associates. He is also a co-founder of Mid America Consultants International and served as the company treasurer for several years.

Mark has developed a niche in sophisticated tax and business consulting. He is best known for:

  • Supporting multiple complex business deals and tax situations;
  • Focusing on the personal and business needs of farmers and multi-generational enterprises;
  • Providing keen insight for individuals with multi-state or expat tax matters — including filmmakers, entrepreneurs and entertainers;
  • Serving clients on all seven continents.

When Mark responds to a question or need, you can be sure that he’s rolled it over in his mind and viewed every angle. Ultimately, you will make the decision, but it will be well informed from Mark’s extensive knowledge and research. His goal — and the culture of Giddings — is to serve clients for a lifetime. And then earn the trust of their children and grandchildren.

A summa cum laude graduate of Moorhead State University (now Minnesota State University – Moorhead), Mark is a member of the Red River Valley Estate Planning Council, the American Institute of Certified Pubic Accountants, the North Dakota Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants and the National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives.

He is active in the Cormorant Lions Club and is serving on the Chamber Council for Cormorant Lutheran Church.

Mark also led a team to teach a course in Russia entitled “Farm Financial Management in the Free Market Society.” He has been a guest speaker at many conferences and conventions for professional groups such as the North Dakota Bar Association, the North Dakota Society of Public Accountants, the Red River Estate Planning Council, the Independent Association of Jackson Hewitt Franchisees, the National Exchange Club and the National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives.

While his passion for Doobie Brothers music and hot air balloons is epic, Mark’s friends, family and clients love him anyway.

Mark is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Minnesota and North Dakota and has received the designation of Chartered Global Management Accountant from the AICPA.

Mark and Diane have made their home at Middle Cormorant Lake in Becker County, Minnesota.


Mark Giddings

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from August 14, 2015…Day 1
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  2. Barry Dresser | ArtCo Promotional Products     
  3. Josh Christy | Codelation
  4. Don Grande | Grande Frisk & Thompson                      
  5. Dean Vollmer | Priority Payment Systems                   
  6. Ron Fuhrman | Liberty Business Systems                     
  7. Doug Johnson | TCI Insurance     
  8. Wayne Bradley | Bradley Business Advisors, LLC    
  9. Paul Hannaher | Hannaher’s Workplace Interiors         
  10. Deb Asp  |  Nelco First Aid, Inc   
  11. Ben Meland | Enclave Companies   
  12. Neil Blanchard | Profit Pros       
  13. Guy Nelson | Anvil Design and Manufacturing               
  14. Todd Fisher | FF Fisher Sales and Leasing  
  15. Mark Giddings | Giddings and Associates, Ltd  
  16. Jeremiah Johnson | Showcase Floors   
  17. Jim Kasper | AMG, Inc  
  18. Jon Kungel | Custom Cinema and Sound                 
  19. Tom Kading | Precision Ventures    
  20. Nolen Bertsch | Nelson Window Company    
  21. Harlan Goerger | Ask HG 
  22. Patrick Emerson | Emerson Therapeutic Massage
  23. Rick Berg | AdShark Digital Marketing                           
  24. Jorin Johnson | Superior Insurance       
  25. Brad Jacobson | Western Banks                  
  26. Steve Koep | Fargo Snow          
  27. Bob Gibb | Robert Gibb and Sons, Inc.
  28. Todd Fuchs | Payroll Express, Inc.  
  29. Kristi Larkin | Laurie’s         
  30. Zach Paxton | Custom Graphics, Inc.       
  31. Vince Wuebker | HotSpring Spas and Pool Tables2 
  32. Kevin Johnson | Gateway Building Systems                  
  33. Scott Thuen | Thuen Studios             
  34. David Dietz | Preference Employment Solutions    
  35. Jim Buus | Goldmark Commercial Real Estate   
  36. Mike Graham | Magnum Electric
  37. Ben Koppelman | Vision Construction   
  38. Brian Meyer | A1 Moving Company    
  39. Kelly Blilie | Best Plumbing      
  40. Debra Jaeger | The UPS Stores   
  41. Jason Gehrig | Custom Truck and Auto Shine     
  42. Dan Altenbernd  |  H2M           
  43. Tim Landis | L2 Contracting      
  44. David Reid | Radiant Homes       
  45. Cindy Cole | Altel – Alternative Telecom                        
  46. Larry O’Brien | O’Brien Seed Co  
  47. Cindy Tyo | Travel Travel       
  48. Jim Heyer | Heyer Engineering   
  49. Jon Lowry | Lowry Engineering     
  50. Brady Nash | BNG Team    
  51. Dan Parker | Any Lab Test Now   
  52. Kent Satrang | PetroServe USA    
  53. Tom Poole  | Avalon Events Center
  54. Dave Anderson | Dakota Monument

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  55. Mike Dragosavich | Spotlight Media       
  56. Marcus Benoit | Steamatic of the Red River Valley
  57. Tracy Green | Green Team Realty    
  58. Matt Lachowitzer | Matt’s Automotive Service Center  
  59. Shawn Weyer | Weyer-for-Hire      
  60. Kari Score | Dakota Storage Products                    
  61. Art Rosenberg | Sunbelt Business Brokers                    
  62. Chris Kennelly | Kennelly Business Law    
  63. Brandon Pittenger | FM Title Company  
  64. Brook Lyter | Fargo Party Ride                                   
  65. Stu Stockmoe | SaveCoin | Monitor Marketing  
  66. Jodee Bock | Bock’s Office | Master Networks
  67. Mason Orth | Chiro Health and Rehab  
  68. Kim Bjoralt | Human Resource Mgmt Group 
  69. Brian Larry | Connect Labs 
  70. Mark J Lindquist | Mark J Lindquist Enterprises  
  71. Ross Almlie | FutureBright   
  72. Brian Rinke | Success Energetics  
  73. Russell J Schell | RJ Energy Solutions 
  74. Mike Clevenger | Electric Vehicles Unlimited    
  75. Kathey Llewellyn | My Professional Concierge  
  76. Shane Giesen | Fargo Freightliner 
  77. Josh Gilleland | Griswold Home Care 
  78. Nick Horob | Harvest Profit    
  79. Ray Kotchian | Prairieland Ag
  80. Cameron Wischer | Wischer Aviation   
  81. Randy Klassen | RDK Enterprises  
  82. Neal Johnson | Johnson & Sons Farm   
  83. Perry Peyerl | The Computer Place     
  84. Richard Cossette | TRS Industries    
  85. Terry Loomis | KQLX Radio 
  86. Zane Erickson | North Star Ag  
  87. Ken Storm | K& T Irrigation  
  88. Greg Gebeke | Gebeke Brothers Farm  
  89. Ryan Ottis | Ottis Farms 
  90. Rick Harpestad | SRS Commodities  
  91. Renae McArthur | McArthur Tile 
  92. Ned Halilovic | Ambassador Cleaning   
  93. Bob Sinner | SB&B Foods, Inc 
  94. Jim Howe | Howe Seed Farm  
  95. Barry Maring | Sonmar Companies    
  96. David Chapman | DJ Chapman Law  
  97. Roger Christianson | Christiansons
  98. Mike Meagher | Sagency

          January 1, 2017 – 1st Anniversary

  99. Judy Gartner | Gartner Financial Network 
  100. Allen Ralson | Allen Ralston Marketing                 
  101. Kelly Wentz | Group Benefits Services                 
  102. Eric Monson | Anne Carlson Center 
  103. Chad Guttormson | Premier Lawn and Snow Removal 
  104. Jeff Thomas | Cornerstone Banks 
  105. Rob Burke | Yarn
  106. Rachael Boyer | The Coatings Authority, Inc.
  107. Tom Shorma | WCCO Belting 
  108. Paul Highness | Pro Resources
  109. Steve Tweten | NoKota Packers
  110. Dan Norwood | Norwood Sales
  111. Mike Brevik | Cyberdogz 
  112. Tim Beaton | FM Area Foundation
  113. David Hunstad | Moorhead Business Association
  114. Steve M Dusek | Dakota CDC
  115. Paul Smith ND | Small Business Development Center
  116. Heather Johnson | BBB of ND/MN
  117. Mike Sundquist | Fiebiger, Swanson, West & Co.
  118. Jesse Faul | Red E
  119. Steve M Scheel | Scheels 
  120. Alex Warner | Pedigree Technologies
  121. Dayna Del Val | The Arts Partnership
  122. Edd Goerger | Heartland Insurance
  123. Deb Balzer-Plageman | University of Mary
  124. Diana Bietelsbacher | ND Soybean Council
  125. Darren Rogness | Braaten Cabinets
  126. Kari Bucholz | Haley’s Hope
  127. Anthony Molzahn | Project Phoenix
  128. Mike Troje | Midwest Construction Group
  129. Dan Hicks Home | Design Supply
  130. DJ Colter | DJ Colter Agency
  131. Amber Metz | Lake Agassiz Development Group
  132. Ryan Keel | College Smart 
  133. Chris Lange | Northland Truss
  134. Don Arvidson | Express Employment Services
  135. Andrew Abernathy | Ritaway Investment Group
  136. Barry Gish | Traction Planning
  137. Chuck Hoge | NDSU Research and Technology Park
  138. Matt Magness | MN Small Business Dev. Center
  139. Teresa Lewis | Get Inspired
  140. Dave Nelson | Knight Printing
  141. Michael Comstock | Comstock Construction
  142. Andy Draeger | Meridian Seeds
  143. Robin Nelson | Boys and Girls Club of the RRV
  144. Bill Erickson | Rapid Refill
  145. Andrea Hochhalter | Beyond Facilitation
  146. Kristi Ulrich | Face It Together Fargo Moorhead
  147. Paul Bougie | House of Bouge Creative Services
  148. Susan Omdalen | Essentia Health Regional Foundation