about us

A message from our managing partner

I’m honored and excited to take on the new role as Managing Partner at Boyum Barenscheer. In the twenty years that I’ve been at Boyum, I’ve watched our company grow by establishing and developing relationships with clients in varied industries, large and small, non-profits and large corporations. We got to where we are today by earning our clients’ trust and never taking that for granted. I will continue to ensure that professional fulfillment and personal growth for our partners and staff is paramount and that Boyum Barenscheer continues to live up to the great reputation of our 49-year legacy as a firm.

- Charlie Metzig, Managing Partner

our history


Our legacy began in 1975 when two entrepreneurs – Norlin Boyum and Brian Barenscheer –  joined together along with a staff of five to become Boyum & Barenscheer. Their vision was to create a CPA and advisory firm that offered exceptional service and insight to our clients with the benefit of warm and personal service.


In 2002 the named partners turned over the reins to a larger partner group who brought additional service and industry expertise to the firm. Focused on expanded services, technology advancement and recruiting top talent, the firm has grown to over 150 seasoned professionals today, with offices in Bloomington, Arden Hills, and Scandia. Our reputation has stood the test of time and positioned us at one of the top 15 accounting firms in the Twin Cities.


Many of our professionals have grown up in entrepreneurial homes and understand the demands of business ownership. Others have dedicated personal time to helping community and nonprofit organizations make the world a better place. In the end, we’re a group of individuals who genuinely care about our clients and each other; and we’re committed to our mission:

With character, determination and a spirit of collaboration, we partner with our clients to achieve their business and financial goals.

Today, we’re known as Boyum Barenscheer – still delivering expertise and insight with personal service and a friendly smile.

our values

work hard & play hard

At our core, we believe in the relentless pursuit of excellence through hard work. But we're not all about the grind; we also embrace joy and celebration. Working hard propels us forward; playing hard binds us together

get things done

At BB we turn plans into results, no excuses. We commit and deliver, tackling challenges with teamwork and clear communication. It's not just about completing tasks; it's about owning them and celebrating the journey of achievement.

caring & thoughtful

We believe in prioritizing the well-being of our team, fostering a supportive and inclusive environment. Our commitment extends to making a positive impact on the communities we serve. Open communication and diverse perspectives drive our innovation and responsible decision-making​.

peer reviewed

In addition to yearly internal inspections, we have subjected ourselves to outside reviews of our quality control procedures every three years and

have successfully completed these reviews, receiving the highest rating of “Pass” on our 2023 Peer Review Report and Acceptance. 

Our people

At Boyum Barenscheer we come to work every day because we want to solve business problems, investigate possibilities and uncover opportunities for our clients.

We also love numbers and take them seriously. So it’s natural that we hire awesome number-loving people, not to mention, we’re a group that likes to have fun.

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