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Derek D. Wills, CPA

Senior Audit Manager

Office: 507.298.8760

Derek Wills joined CarlsonSV in 2014. As Senior Audit Manager, he provides assurance and tax services to agribusiness clients. He prides himself on being a hard worker: doing the necessary research and guiding clients on reporting questions such as cost segregation of fixed assets and leasing standards. In his day-to-day work, he is adaptable and resilient with new technologies and technical issues. Derek also serves on our firm’s audit committee where he contributes his expertise in financial analysis and risk assessment, ensuring the integrity and accuracy of financial reports and processes for our team. He manages the audit team with a mentorship mentality and strives to lead by example.

Derek earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Minnesota State University at Mankato, double majoring in Accounting and Corporate Finance along with double minors in Economics and Business Administration. He loves spending time with his wife and children, playing volleyball and listening to The Pat McAfee Show. Derek also operates a cash crop family farm with his father and brother, raising corn and soybeans.

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives
Derek D. Wills, CPA, Bio
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