Sevenich, Butler, Gerlach & Brazil, LTD — 50 Years-50 Stories:

2221 Ford Parkway #300
St. Paul, MN 55116

About Sevenich, Butler, Gerlach & Brazil, LTD

Sevenich, Butler, Gerlach & Brazil, Ltd. (SBGB) is a full-service tax, accounting, and consulting firm committed to providing services to closely held and family-owned business and individual clients. Since the beginning, Sevenich, Butler, Gerlach & Brazil, LTD has provided quality, personalized financial guidance to local individuals and businesses. Their expertise ranges from basic tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as financial statements, consulting and financial planning. 

The original firm was founded in the mid 1950s by Roman Sevenich, who helped establish the business department at St. Thomas College in the late 1940s and early 1950s. At the time Roman was a full-time teacher at the college and a part-time practitioner. Frank Gerlach, also a full-time professor at St. Thomas and part-time accountant, joined the firm. Dan Sevenich (Roman's son), Larry Butler, and Bill Brazil joined the firm in the late 1950s and early 1960s as full-time practitioners and part-time teachers at St. Thomas.

They are a full-service firm, hiring seasoned professionals who are able to personalize services to meet the needs of the individual client. They are able to provide set up and training services for Quickbooks.

Professional services include:

Sevenich, Butler, Gerlach & Brazil, LTD provides a wide range of services to individuals and businesses in a variety of industries. We strive to meet each client's specific needs in planning for the future and achieving their goals in an ever-changing financial and regulatory environment.


At Sevenich, Butler, Gerlach & Brazil, LTD, we guide our clients through a full range of tax planning and preparation decisions with strategies that minimize your tax liabilities, maximize your cash flow and keep you on track to your financial goals. 

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From start-ups to established enterprises, businesses rely on accurate and insightful financial information in order to maintain profitability and capitalize on new opportunities. Sevenich, Butler, Gerlach & Brazil, LTD's accounting services steer you closer to these goals with accurate record-keeping and reporting as well as support on financial issues such as initial accounting system setup, cost-containment, tax planning investments, and employee benefit and profit-sharing plans.

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Sevenich, Butler, Gerlach & Brazil, LTD prides themselves on building close client relationships that add long-term value. This includes assuring the solidity of financial records, evaluating financial procedures and working to produce strategies that help clients face the myriad challenges of business planning and execution. 

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Sevenich, Butler, Gerlach & Brazil, LTD's financial statement services comprise all three levels of assurance depending on your company's needs.

Audits: Audits offer the highest level of assurance to third parties, and include in-depth examination and confirmation of account balances, inventories, and selected transactions.

Reviews:  Reviews provide limited assurance to outside interests and involve inquiries and analytical procedures that confirm financial statement matters and identify any items requiring further analysis. 

Compilations: Compilations are usually requested for internal purposes and are based upon information provided by a company's management. 

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Effective estate and trust planning can ensure financial security for loved ones. For businesses, it can maintain a smooth succession of ownership. Sevenich, Butler, Gerlach & Brazil, LTD's role is to help you navigate the complex and shifting tax laws to facilitate the transfer of assets and minimize the tax liability of your beneficiaries. 

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Sevenich, Butler, Gerlach & Brazil, LTD's goal is to help you reach your financial goals and maintain financial independence through a comfortable retirement. We can guide you through tough decision-making processes such as asset allocation, investment performance monitoring, college education funding, retirement plans, insurance, and tax, estate, and business succession planning. 

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QuickBooks can provide useful and timely information in the form of financial statements, reports and graphs. However, it can only provide this information if you purchase the right product and then install, setup and use it properly. We don't just help you use the software, we help you use it more efficiently and more effectively with presonal training, installation & set-up services, support and review.

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Accurate record-keeping is essential to a successful business yet can also be complicated and time consuming. Sevenich, Butler, Gerlach & Brazil, LTD can help you with the organization and day-to-day tasks of bookkeeping so that you can focus on your core business.


Your business entity has a large impact on your taxes and other liabilities. From your company's inception through its growth and development, Sevenich, Butler, Gerlach & Brazil, LTD can advise you on choosing an entity type and later restructuring if advantageous. 

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Professional representation can be vital during an audit, and our experience with tax authorities enables us to guide clients in their dealings with federal and state agencies. 

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As technologies rapidly advance, companies increasingly need to update their computer systems. Sevenich, Butler, Gerlach & Brazil, LTD can audit your system competencies and gauge upgrade needs as well as provide support in choosing and implementing new hardware or network systems. 

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Sevenich, Butler, Gerlach & Brazil, LTD's payroll services can help you reduce the time spent on administration through developing and implementing a computerized payroll system that will facilitate processing, timely payment and preparation of tax returns.

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Choosing and administering benefit plans for your employees is often a complex process. Sevenich, Butler, Gerlach & Brazil, LTD can help you develop, implement, and administer your benefit, retirement, and profit-sharing plans with an eye toward rewarding your employees and reaching your company's financial and business goals. 

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Good cash management can improve a company's liquidity, reduce costs, and increase profitability. Sevenich, Butler, Gerlach & Brazil, LTD can help you maintain optimal cash flow levels by tracking sources and uses, forecasting, and budgeting accordingly. To a business entity, cash flow is something that can make or break the business' ability to survive. 

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No one can predict the future perfectly, but we can all benefit from planning for it. Sevenich, Butler, Gerlach & Brazil, LTD combines expertise and experience with a gained understanding of your business to produce financial projections that can help you manage your business plan and spending. 

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Whether your needs are corporate or personal, Sevenich, Butler, Gerlach & Brazil, LTD's professionals can assist you in sorting out the different options available for debt management and financing that will lower your payments and/or reduce the total amount of interest paid.

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Grand Avenue Business Association is proud to have Sevenich, Butler, Gerlach & Brazil, LTD as a trusted Premier Level Member. Although they are not on Grand Avenue, they are a long-time, supportive member of the association. 

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