Alex Hengel


As a Principal in the Nonprofit group of CLA, Alex brings a wealth of experience to his clients. He has worked extensively in both assurance and tax, providing services to a range of nonprofit organizations. 

Alex's particular area of expertise is in the Religious Organizations industry segment of CLA's nonprofit practice, a segment he currently leads. He understands the unique challenges and opportunities facing religious organizations, and he works closely with his clients to develop strategies to help them achieve their goals.

Throughout his career, Alex has been committed to providing the highest level of service to his clients. He takes a personalized approach to every engagement, working closely with his clients to understand their needs and develop tailored solutions to meet those needs. 

Speaking Engagements

• Accounting and Differentiating Agency Transactions and Contributions for Churches 

• Identifying and Managing Unrelated Business Income for Churches

• Paycheck Protection Program and Employee Retention Credit

• Audit and Accounting Update - Regional Conference for Nonprofit Religious Organizations 


Bachelor of Arts with honors, accounting and finance from Saint John’s University, Collegeville, MN

In the community

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants

Finance Committee Member - Great River Children's Museum