About Us


We specialize in tax planning, advising and preparation for individuals, small and medium businesses. We also provide management consulting.

On November 9, 2007 J.L. Swanson, Chartered expanded its name to Swanson Hinsch & Co. Chartered. J. L. Swanson was founded by Jody L. Swanson, CPA in May of 1996. Previous to that she was a shareholder of another CPA firm and has been practicing public accounting since 1985.

We are members of Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants, PCPS - The AICPA Alliance for CPA firms, American Society of Certified Public Accountants, Greater Mankato Growth - Chamber of Commerce, Minnesota River Builders Association, and QuickBooks Advisor Program. Plus we support numerous community organizations which improve the area's quality of life.

Jody L. Swanson, CPA was selected as a "Super CPA" by the magazines of Minnesota Law and Politics and Twin Cities Business Monthly. She is also a past president of the Mankato Area Chamber of Commerce.

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