We work with you on a personal level to determine the best solutions for your unique needs, then leverage our seasoned expertise to achieve the best possible results.


We are your trusted partner in success. Our firm is large enough to offer a full range of professional services at a fair price, but small enough to give you the individual attention that you deserve.


Rest assured that when a need arises, our firm is ready and capable to handle everything for you so you can focus on what matters most to you.


Steve grew up near the small southwestern Minnesota town of Okabena. As a member of Mensa International, he began his accounting career while still in high school and graduated from Nettleton College in Sioux Falls South Dakota with majors in both Professional Accounting and Computer Science. 2021 marked his 40th tax preparation season. Mary Kay originated from the central Minnesota town of Foley. She became involved with accounting and finance in 1987. Steve and Mary Kay met and began working together in 1988 and have been an unbeatable team ever since. In 1999 they purchased property north of Hovland and by 2003 were residing permanently on Tom Lake. Both Steve and Mary Kay were employed by George Maruska Accounting in Grand Marais prior to his passing. The Maruska office came to be acquired and operated by a Duluth corporation. Noting the need for local accounting and tax professionals, Steve and Mary Kay re-opened Cook County Tax and Accounting in the summer of 2021.

Steven Fleace, EA

Mary Kay Fleace

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