William F. Buckentine, CPA, 

Partner Bill Buckentine’s parents owned a small business when he was growing up. He remembers the stacks of paperwork that covered the family’s kitchen table during tax time and the sense of urgency that accompanied that paperwork. Witnessing that experience and wanting to help prompted him to take accounting classes. From that point on, Bill knew the accounting field was a perfect fit. Today, the most enjoyable part of his job is building personal and professional relationships with people. He aims to help clients achieve their goals effectively and efficiently while maintaining the highest standards of the profession. For Bill, the people at Schlenner Wenner & Co. make it possible for clients to receive the best he has to offer. His colleagues are always willing to provide advice and support. The partners support the staff in developing their careers by providing training to employees who wish to specialize in certain areas or industries. Such an atmosphere not only enhances individual opportunities of growth and advancement, but most importantly, brings value and expertise to both the team and their clients.

Professional History

  • Over 15 years of experience in public accounting
  • Became a Partner in 2009


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, St. Cloud State University

Professional Affiliations

  • Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Contact Information

Specific Industries

  • Transportation
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Retail/Wholesale
  • Rental Properties
  • Professional Practices
  • Realtors


Community Involvement

  • Monticello Chamber 
  • Maple Lake Chamber 
  • Board Member, Saints Peter Paul and Michael Education Endowment Board
  • Volunteer, Waite Park Youth Baseball