Mary K. Backlund, CPA

After having been a junior high teacher, when it came time to look for a new career, manager Mary Backlund remembered how she enjoyed her high school bookkeeping class. After obtaining her degree in accounting, Mary entered the public accounting field and found helping clients to be a rewarding career. It wasn’t until joining Schlenner Wenner & Co. that Mary was able to experience the whole team approach to assisting clients.

Professional History

  • 30 years of experience in public accounting
  • Manager


  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Bemidji State University
  • Courses toward a Masters in Management,  College of St Scholastica
  • Bachelor of Science in Home Economics Education- Clothing and Textiles, Mankato State University
  • Certified Public Accountant

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Minnesota Government Finance Officers Association

Contact Information


Specific Industries

  • Cities
  • School Districts
  • Charter Schools
  • Fire Relief Associations
  • Not-For-Profit Organizations



Community Involvement

  •  Treasurer, Kinship Partners, Inc.
  •  Treasurer, Legacy Chorale of Greater Minnesota
  •  Past President and Treasurer, Church of the Cross
  •  Volunteer at church other non-profit organizations