Carla Surma


Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor - Quickbooks Desktop and QBO

Over 20 years of experience in public accounting at CLA working with business owners, CFOs and staff in all areas of accounting during evolving phases of the business cycle.  I have helped new companies get their accounting software, processes, payroll, controls and entry set up for success and have helped train CLA and client staff to handle all aspects of their accounting needs. I have worked with mature companies to solve accounting problems, make improvements and recommendations through detailed analysis of the financial information and underlying operations. During my years at CLA, I have also been involved in financial statement, sales tax, payroll tax and income tax return preparation areas so I can bring a broad base of knowledge to business clients in various industries. 


Bachelor of Science in International Business Management - St. Cloud State University (SCSU), St. Cloud, MN