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About JB Accounting, P.A.


Jill Brodmarkle is the owner of JB Accounting, P.A.. She joined Carole Paulson Accounting as an Associate in 2003 and later became a Partner in 2009. Jill has experience in a wide-range of accounting types. Even before becoming a Certified Public Accountant, she has had over 20 years of experience in tax preparation, payroll, bookkeeping, auditing, and consulting. Not only has she prepared individual, corporate, and partnership tax returns in her accounting career, she has also prepared many audits for non-profits and gambling organizations.


Jill spent over five years as the Owner/Operator of a security service business where she was responsible for daily accounting duties and year-end financials. This was great experience for her to become a business owner as well as an accountant. She also knows first-hand what it is like to own a small business, including the importance of completing payroll and bookkeeping correctly the first time. As a company, we treat our clientÂ’s finances with great care, just like we would our own.


With a background in education, Jill has a teaching spirit. In addition to teaching from time-to-time at Central Lakes College, she was also a consultant at the Small Business Development Center. Not only did she help clients develop their business, she helped them prepare cash flow projections and loan packages for financial institutions. With these experiences, she is able to consult JBA clients in many different aspects of their finances and growth.

Community Outreach

As a small business ourselves, we believe it is important to give back to the Brainerd Lakes Area community. Jill currently is on the CLC Advisory Board for Accounting. 

Our Team

Jill Brodmarkle, CPA, Owner

Jill graduated from St. Cloud State University with her Accounting degree in 1999. While working with Carole Paulson, she became a Certified Public Accountant in 2009 and became her partner. She is now the owner of this firm and is excited to see what the future holds for her company. Her first degree was in education and she has taught at Central Lakes College in Brainerd. Other than being a business owner and CPA, Jill enjoys being a Grandmother and spending time with her family.

Ashley Turcotte - Staff Accountant 218-829-1524

Ashley joined JB Accounting in April of 2015. She attended The College of St. Scholastica, earning her Bachelor's Degree in Accounting in 2008. She manages several payroll accounts, prepares monthly gambling reports for charitable gambling organizations, does bookkeeping for non-profits organizations, handles the filing of sales tax returns for many businesses and assists with the day-to-day office functions. Ashley is also a Notary Public and offers this service to our clients. In her free time, Ashley enjoys spending time with her husband, working out at the YMCA, and relaxing with a good book.

Laura Huss - Staff Accountant 218-829-1524

Laura joined our team in November 2017.She graduated from the University of North Dakota with her bachelors in accounting in 2015. She manages multiple payroll accounts, does bookkeeping for several clients, sales tax returns and helps with the administrative duties as well. When she is not at work, she loves to hang out with her golden retriever and spending time with her friends and family.