Douglas Host


Bachelor of Science in Accounting from St. Cloud State University


Doug is an Assurance Principal in the CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen LLP) public sector group and has over 27 years of state and local government audit and accounting experiences (including the first 12 years of his career with the Minnesota Office of the State Auditor). Doug works exclusively with local governments including many counties, cities, and other governmental entities. During his career, he has frequently presented at the Office of the State Auditor annual training sessions, Minnesota Office of the State Auditor's Regional Training Seminars, Minnesota Society of CPA's state and local government annual conference, Association of Minnesota Counties Annual Conference, and Minnesota Association of County Auditors, Treasurers and Finance Officers annual conferences. Doug has presented on various accounting, auditing, and compliance issues since joining CLA including its annual Nonprofit and Government Accounting and Auditing Update and the CLA Annual Local Government Training Academy. Additionally, Doug has presented at the SW Florida Chapter of the GFOA, the South Florida Chapter of the GFOA, the Annual Cutwater Asset Management Investment Seminar, and the Florida GFOA's School of Government Finance. Other organizations he has presented to include the St. Cloud State University Accounting Club, the Wildan Financial Services Public Funds Management Seminar in Seattle, Washington, and San Diego County, California.

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In the community

  • Minnesota Government Finance Officers Association, member
  • National Government Finance Officers Association, member
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, member
  • Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants, member
  • CLA Minnesota government agencies internal training (instruct and attend)
  • CLA Local Government Training Academy (client seminar, instruct, and attend)
  • Annual CLA A&A updates (attend)
  • Advanced Single Audit internal training (instruct and attend)