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Rachel D. Polson

Partner, CPA
612 876 4788

Rachel Polson is a partner with the commercial services group of Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP, and has been with the firm since 1997. Rachel works with a variety of clients from development stage to public reporting (SEC) companies. She is the firmwide leader of our software and technology group. Her industry focus areas are technology and computer software, private equity funds, broker-dealers, and professional services.  In 2009 and 2014, Rachel was recognized as one of the “Top Women in Finance” by Finance and Commerce. In 2011, Rachel was recognized as one of the “Women to Watch” for Women in Business by Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal.

Experience

  • Serves as partner-in-charge on numerous SEC reporting clients and privately held companies
  • Possesses in-depth knowledge of SEC reporting requirements and compliance
  • Experience with equity transactions including proper accounting treatment of stock options, stock warrants, and equity financing
  • Provides merger and acquisition support through due diligence work
  • Prepares forecasting models for internal client use and use in financing transactions

Involvement

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants (MNCPA) – Leadership Cabinet 2011–2012
  • Minnesota High Tech Association Foundation – board member and treasurer
  • Public Company Accounting Oversight Board – Standing Advisory Group
  • St. Cloud State University – Advisory Board for Herberger School of Business
  • TeamWomenMN – Board of Directors
  • Assists with on-campus college recruiting and networking
  • Finance committee at church

Education

St. Cloud State University
Bachelor of Science in Accounting