We are a CPA Firm providing Tax and Accounting services in Sioux Falls, SD.

At Van Peursem CPA, we want to be your "tax guy." We take pride in developing personal relationships with our clients and are dedicated to providing financial services built on trust and loyalty.

Reach Us
  • Tax Preparation
  • Tax Issues
  • Part-Time CFO/Controller
  • Small Business Accounting
  • Non-Profit Accounting


Tax Preparation

Van Peursem CPA offers tax planning and tax preparation for individuals, partnerships, S-Corporations, C-Corporations, LLCs, and non-profits. Tax laws are complicated and extensive. Let us take on your burden of tax preparation and make sure you get all the deductions and credits you are entitled to.

We do all state returns and welcome individuals and small businesses from all areas. Stop the stress during tax season and let Van Peursem CPA deal with the ever-changing laws and procedures.

Service Highlights

  • Hassle-Free Tax Planning & Prep
  • Individuals or Small Businesses
  • Educated with Current Laws & Procedures
  • Get the Tax Deductions and Credits you Deserve

Tax Issues

Van Peursem CPA can assist with addressing your tax issues. This can include any IRS taxpayer correspondence whether it be their letter of inquiry, assessment of tax penalties and interest or an IRS audit. We begin with a detailed investigation of your current tax liabilities and can provide this service even if we did not prepare the tax return in question. Other tax issues include filing prior year tax returns, tax liens and levies, back taxes owed, and wage garnishments.

Dealing with the IRS without representation can be difficult and time consuming. We will handle these issues for you and take on the burden of dealing with the IRS.

Service Highlights

  • Can Handle Any IRS Taxpayer Corresondence
  • Help Filing Prior Year Tax Returns
  • Let Us Take the Burden of Dealing with the IRS

Part-Time CFO/Controller

If your business is experiencing a temporary vacancy due to turnover or short-term leave or need some assistance before cost-justifying a full-time employee, you may be in a position to hire us as a part time CFO/controller. We can immediately fill the role in an uninterrupted way and seamlessly transition back to the incumbent or permanent replacement.

Van Peursem CPA will be able to cover all the needs for your business in the interim or until you need someone full-time while keeping to a cost-effective plan.

Service Highlights

  • Experiencing Temporary Vacancy?
  • Needing Assistance Before Hiring Full-Time?
  • Integrate a Seamless Transition
  • Keep to a Cost-Effective Strategy

Small Business Accounting

Van Peursem CPA offers a variety of small business accounting services in order to meet the needs of your business. As a small business owner you have more important things to do than to keep your own books. We take care of your books for you, so you can get back to the job of running your business and generating profits.

In addition to bookkeeping services we also provide general ledger entries, financial statements, payroll and related tax filings and whatever else may fit the needs of your business.

Service Highlights

  • Reconcile your Bank Account
  • Generate an Income Statement
  • Generate a Balance Sheet
  • Clean up your General Ledger

Non-Profit Accounting

From churches to youth organizations to the local non-profit cause, we contain an experienced background of providing accounting services for all types of nonprofit organizations. Nonprofit organizations serve in a variety of sectors, such as religious, education, health, social services, commerce, amateur sports clubs, and the arts.

Whether it is donor records, database maintenance, fund accounting or the filing of your 990, let us help your non-profit meet all its filing requirements, hassle-free!

Service Highlights

  • Extensive Background in Non-Profit Accounting
  • Donor Records
  • Fund Accounting
  • Filing for 990

Meet The Team

At the heart of Van Peursem CPA is our genuine love for financial services. No other career would be as satisfying for us! With over 30 years of accounting experience, we have worked with multiple individuals and small businesses in the Sioux Falls area to provide high quality tax and accounting services.

Marlin Van Peursem

CPA, Owner

Marlin is a graduate of Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa and has been in the accounting industry for over 30 years with experience in all facets of the accounting business.

His career began with Charles Bailly & Company, CPA’s (now known as Eide Bailly), and then continued his work experience as a Director of Finance for KELOLAND TV and the Sanford Health Foundation. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, South Dakota CPA Society, and the society’s Non-Practice Advisory Council.


Kara Velgersdyk


Kara is a graduate of the University of Sioux Falls with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Public Accounting.

Following graduation, Kara was employed at POET, LLC for nearly 5 years before joining Van Peursem CPA. While working at POET, Kara prepared monthly financials, forecasts, and daily Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable tasks.


LeeAnne Davis


LeeAnne graduated from University of South Dakota / Springfield with an Associates of Science degree.

After working 3 years for Western Surety, LeeAnne began her long career with Electric Construction Company as their Bookkeeper / Office Manager. Her experience includes payroll, Accounts Payable and Human Resources.

LeeAnne now works part time for Van Peursem CPA.


John Van Peursem

Business Associate

John is a graduate of the University of Sioux Falls and is the son of Marlin Van Peursem. He graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor’s Degree in both Business Administration and Accounting.

After completing an internship with Eide Bailly, LLP as an audit intern, he joined forces with his Dad to help start Van Peursem CPA. After four successful years, he will begin a new adventure with Poetice International as the Director of Operations in west Michigan, but will continue to stay involved with Van Peursem CPA.


About Us

Van Peursem CPA is a small, passionate team that provides tax and accounting services. We specialize in tax planning & preparation, handling of all IRS tax issues, filling part-time CFO/Controller roles, and small business/non-profit accounting. We are founded on the idea of trust and loyalty—we strive to keep things honest, focused and thoughtful. We’re inspired by the passion in our clients and we truly care about seeing them succeed.

Quality Tax and Accounting Services Built For You.

  • Clear & Concise
  • Punctual
  • Relationships
  • Education

Finances can be tricky. At Van Peursem CPA, the goal is to be as clear and concise with our clients as possible. By personally explaining tax laws and finances, the client’s knowledge and understanding will improve as well as their financial confidence moving forward.

By offering more detailed explanations on accounting and finance matters for no additional cost, we not only provide the services requested by the client but help them understand exactly what we’re doing, why we’re doing it, and how it is benefitting them.

Van Peursem CPA takes pride in providing prompt and professional service to our clients. Tax season can be a challenging period for all CPA firms, but we pledge to provide the services within a reasonable time frame.

A key factor in providing services in a timely fashion is communication between parties. Communication with our clients is crucial to successful relationships and we are sure to keep clients informed on a regular basis to ensure completion within the necessary timeframe.

A main focus for the Van Peursem team is to have positive working relationships with each and every individual and small business we serve. We have a strong desire to see our clients succeed and we pledge to do all we can to assist in that.

Often times, larger firms are unavailable to answer questions and give additional time to clients, both of which we find essential in forging strong, trusting relationships. At Van Peursem CPA, we ensure you that the service and experience you have can be found no where else.

Van Peursem CPA makes it a priority to stay current in the knowledge and understanding of accounting practices and tax laws. It is imperative to maintain the CPA certification by adhering to its continuing professional education requirements.

This certification and education provides the team at Van Peursem CPA the means necessary to ensure our tax & accounting service offerings are the best available.

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