Christianson & Associates Joins The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association


Minneapolis, Jan 12 – The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association today welcomed its latest vendor member, Christianson & Associates.

“We are pleased to add Christianson & Associates, who are well-established within the biofuels industry, to our portfolio of vendor members,” said Tim Rudnicki, executive director at the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association.

Willmar-based Christianson & Associates is a full service accounting firm that has, among others, provided project development, feasibility, financing and organizational structuring for the renewable fuels industry.

It has assisted dozens of startups and developing companies in the ethanol and biodiesel industries as well as accounting, auditing, compliance reporting, tax planning and RIN consulting to its clients.

“We have dedicated a significant amount of resources to creating solutions our clients need. This involvement and understanding of the industry has led us to fund the development of an integrated general ledger software (Intellego), developed specifically for the biodiesel and ethanol industries,” said John Christianson, the founding partner at Christianson & Associates.

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The company has also developed the Biofuels Financial Benchmarking service which allows subscribers to compare their financial and production performance to the industry data set.

For 2015, Christianson & Associates has a number of projects in progress to update and improve its current benchmarking program and services.

Among them include:

1. Custom reports and analysis for E15 subscribers. These reports will include special data views, graphical / narrative reports and board presentations (upon request). Requests will be carefully evaluated to provide independently verified data about the value of ethanol while protecting subscriber data confidentiality.

2. Enhanced reporting interfaces for managers and boards to include enhanced calculations, other data views, more detailed information and easier access to groups, graphs and other advanced features. In particular, Christianson & Associates have added programming and development resources.

3. The company’s staff will continue to comprehensively review input data and reports each quarter to ensure error-free averages and ranks.

4. Christianson & Associates will also continue performing an annual labor survey in addition to its financial benchmarking services.

Learn more about Christianson & Associates here