About Us

Founded in 1990, Arlyce Richardson, Ltd. is a local certified public accounting and business management firm with the expertise to match many "big city" based businesses. Our services are second to none. Whether you are just starting out in business, or an established company looking for improvement, we will find the solutions to best suite your needs.

The team at Arlyce Cleveland, Ltd. is large enough to handle all of your needs, yet small enough to give you the direct personal attention you deserve. With over 29 years of experience our team combines expertise in business operations, marketing, consulting, and financial accounting to help companies ultimately maximize their profitability.

Arlyce Cleveland, Ltd will turn your financial reports into solid information you can use. We will help you increase your sales, reduce expenses, and increase profits.

We offer a free 1-hour consultation to discuss how we can best serve you. 

Here's the Arlyce Cleveland, Ltd. Team:

Arlyce A. Cleveland, CPA, ABV

Mrs. Cleveland is the President and sole shareholder of Arlyce Cleveland, Ltd. conveniently located in the Twin Cities area. Over the past twenty seven years, Arlyce has worked to educate and train business owners about the importance of understanding their financials and planning for where they want their business to be in one, five, and ten years. She knows the biggest problem with business owners is that they don’t plan to fail; they just fail to plan.

Before starting Arlyce Richardson, Ltd., Arlyce worked in the private sector for nine years as CFO of a manufacturing company and Controller of a communications company.

  • Mrs. Cleveland received her Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting from Metropolitan State University in 1998. 
  • She became a licensed CPA in the state of Minnesota in 1999. 
  • She completed the AICPA Business Valuation program in 2000.        
  • She earned the Business Advisory Council's National Leadership Award in 2001.
  • She’s been published in and is a lifetime member of The National Registry of Who’s Who.

Arlyce is happily married to Tim, she has two children Jessica, and Jason, one son in law Derek, and two grandchildren, Cecillia & Cooper. She loves golf and has the great fortune of not only one – but TWO “Hole-in-Ones.” She also love horseback riding and has four wonderful horses of her own!   

Donna M. Haluptzok, CPA

Donna is an experienced and decorated CPA that has been with Arlyce Cleveland, Ltd. since 1999. She brings an extensive background in personal and business accounting services.

  • She worked for 12 years on the corporate Accounting Team at Starkey Labs and Crystal Farms.
  • She worked for 3 years as the accountant for C-Aire Compressors and then Pneu-Motion, Inc.
  • She completed her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Metropolitan State University in 1998.

Donna passed her CPA exam in her first sitting in 2001 and earned the Minnesota Award of Excellence presented by the MN Society of CPAs for scoring in the top ten candidates who passed the exam.

Donna is a mother of 2 wonderful children, and is happily married to Jeff. She enjoys spending her leisure time serving in various christian activities,  snowmobiling, ATVing, and golfing.

Nancy Yang, Staff Accountant

  • Nancy has 15 years of Accounting & Tax experience 
  • Nancy has a Bachelor of Science degree in Forensic Accounting

 Nancy is married, with three children and enjoys spending time with her family.

Michelle Hudak, Staff Accountant

  • Michelle has been with Arlyce Cleveland, Ltd. for 2 years, 2 months
  • She received her Bachelor of Science Degree, Accounting, SCSU; MBA Operations Management, U of M, Carlson School of Management; Previous CPA and Certified Internal Auditor

 Michelle is Married to Scott and has 1 son Mike; she loves to Travel, biking, gardening, and reading.

Scott Eekhoff, CPA

  • Scott has been with Arlyce Cleveland, Ltd. on a seasonal basis for 4 years
  • Scott has his undergraduate degree is from the University of Minnesota – Morris in Business and Economics. He studied accounting at the University of Minnesota while preparing for my CPA, which he received in 1996

 Scott is married and has one son, who currently studies accounting at Concordia in St. Paul. His hobbies include fishing, bike riding, and movies, he also enjoys playing cribbage and chess.

We Listen to What You Say About Us

"Arlyce is a wealth of information in regards to accounting and taxes, I love to have her as a resource. Having her take care of my taxes gives me peace of mind and money in my pocket. Arlyce is so easy to refer!"

Ann Sievers, The Zone Team

"Arlyce is fantastic. I have a lot of respect for her both personally and professionally.  I use her for my business and personal taxes and she makes me feel confident that everything is being handled correctly, and in my best interest. She helps me navigate financial decisions for my business and I have complete faith in her advice. I trust her implicitly. She’s a rockstar."

Ben Harris, Sharp Creative

"Arlyce is an amazing person and business owner. She has made a serious impact on my financial life. If you’re not using her services I recommend you make the switch."

Bob Byrnes, Byrnes Cleaning

"Arlyce is a great asset, and she operates a very professional accounting firm. They provide excellent tax preparation services."

Corey Thompson, Corey Thompson Handy Man Services

"Arlyce offers valuable service to her clients; she is an important member of my business and marketing team, she is easy to work with and a very nice person. Her services and support have been extremely important to me and my business."

Dr. Brad Molskness, Hope Clinic

"Arlyce is an honest and genuinely kind person. She is also knowledgeable, thorough,  supportive and encouraging. She has provided great advice for me personally and for my business. I can’t thank her enough."

Dr. Eva Norman, Live Your Life Physical Therapy

"I regularly ask my clients about their experience working with Arlyce, and I love asking because they always have great things to say about their experience!" 

Elijah Kovar-Great Waters Financial

"Arlyce is fantastic, shes a top notch CPA that receives raving reviews from all, I greatly enjoy having her as a resource."

Jason Rognrud, Northwestern Mutual

"Arlyce is honest, professional, super smart and always works in the best interest of her clients."

Jason Schroeck, Green Clean

"I have enjoyed working with Arlyce so much! She takes care of my personal and business taxes, she is fabulous to work and a brilliant accountant. She has given me such great ideas for my business and my non-profit. She is patient and kind and makes tax time so easy for me. Arlyce has also worked with clients of mine and they rave about her. She is the best, and there is no one I trust more to take care of my taxes." 

Jill Goldstein, Pause 4 Paws

Thank you for your patience with us and the many questions. Thank you for your expertise and help with our 2016 taxes. Thank you for the kindness that you showed when questions were repeated. Thank you for your willingness to give us individual attention as our time schedules were a bit crazy. Thank you for your professionalism and the confidence that we were working with the right people.  We look forward to a great year and getting to know all of you better.

Jodie Norling-PTL Tire & Auto

"I have had the opportunity to use Arlyce for my personal taxes, and knowing her personally through BNI gives me the confidence and trust I look for in an accountant. It is easy to refer Arlyce Cleveland, Ltd!"

John Scott-JPHoffman Law

"Arlyce Cleveland and her team are awesome! They take great care of their clients!" 

Julie Hamilton-Avallo Web Development

"Arlyce’s clients speak so highly of her that there is no doubt she is truly special. We are so lucky to have her."

Kathy Tatone, Your Family Guardian

"Arlyce Cleveland is dependable, in working with her personally and from experience in having my clients work with her, she is top notch! Arlyce is my number 1 choice as an accountant!"  

Kelly Boyd-Bolt Hoffer Boyd Law Firm

"Arlyce and the crew at Arlyce Cleveland, Ltd. have been instrumental in giving me the power to understand the financials of my business. They are always helpful and timely with information that I need and proactive with tax issues/ideas that I know nothing about. They are my tax consultants for life."

Kevin Ebben – Owner Move One Degree

"I stopped in to pick up our return today. You absolutely lived up to the high praise Todd had for you! My job requires me to be the "trusted advisor" to my customer. Whatever problem they have, it’s my job to get them through it as painless as possible. Working with you and Todd is the first time I’ve been on the other side of this relationship and it is so comforting to know we have experts on our side to guide us through our challenges. Thank you so much for your help!"

Kevin Toohey

"Arlyce is an informative resource, professional and AWESOME!"

Kim Nybo, State Farm

"After meeting Arlyce, I realized why her clients use the best words to describe her services, and I too appreciate her help and advice, and feel fortunate to have met her."


"I have worked with Deb for almost ten years and can't imagine using anyone else.  I trust her with the financial portion of my firm and also with my personal taxes.  I know when Deb does it, it's done correctly.  She's great at returning calls and e-mails.  And, if that weren't enough, her positive energy and outlook on life is infectious.  I highly recommend her."

Marty Christianson - MC Electric, Inc.

"Arlyce, it is such a pleasure to be working with you! Thank you for going above and beyond. The time you spent with Emily and I explaining above the line, cash versus accrual, and basis was really a gift. I admire your business and entrepreneurship! I appreciate your wisdom, and advice! Sincerely, Mo"  

Mo, Nordhaus Design Build

"It’s great to have a CPA that knows her stuff!"

Pam Holien, Strategic Business Ventures, Inc.

"Arlyce thank you for your time.  I would refer you to anyone.  I feel fortunate to have met you."

Paul Schaefer

"PROFESSIONAL, CARING, KNOWLEDGABLE, THOUGHTFUL, CRISP, INSIGHTFUL, PREPARED, TRUSTWORTHY, STELLAR! I find it difficult to use only words in my testimonial for Arlyce Cleveland because she is more than words; she’s in between the lines also! Arlyce you have taken my “scrap paper notes” and interpreted them, and not judged my written books. You have given me confidence and peace of mind by doing my taxes. Referring you to anyone is very easy. Thank you for being an awesome professional example to others and thanks for being you!"

Sandra Amyotte

"Arlyce is a new hire for my wife and I, and she's already shown her character and investment in her clients. We couldn't be more excited to be working with her and her team. She is a fabulous person!" 

Stephen Tisch-Activate Writing

"I run a couple different small businesses and with those, plus book royalties, an apartment building my income taxes are quite complicated.  My CPA of 22 years retired so I was looking for another CPA that was willing to do my taxes for me and my small businesses.  I contacted Arlyce Cleveland, Ltd by telephone and email.   She and her team were able to do my taxes quickly and accurately and I would recommend her and her team for your taxes whether they are simple or complicated, for your personal taxes or business taxes."

Steve Cook, CEO 321cam.com and JudgmentCenter.com

"Arlyce is an expert in her field."

Suzanne Erkel

"I enjoyed meeting with you and I very much appreciate your skill and professionalism."

Tom Converse

"I look at Arlyce as being in the top echelon of CPAs. I have a tremendous amount of confidence in Arlyce's services and knowledge. Her knowledge base is truly impressive.  When I have a client with a serious tax need, I have no hesitation about referring them to her. I know they will get accurate and effective advice. Arlyce thank you for all you do."

Tony Kieffer, Edward Jones

"I can't say enough about Arlyce Cleveland and her staff. Arlyce is knowledgeable, professional, and reliable. I would refer her confidently to anyone I know."

Troy Danner, Danner’s Cabinets

Gloria Lewis, Staff Accountant

  • Gloria has been with Arlyce Cleveland, Ltd. for over 2 years 
  • Gloria has a one year degree in Accounting

 Gloria is married, with three children, and two grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with her family, four wheeling, boating, and fishing.

Jim Jackson, Staff Accountant

  • Jim has six years of Accounting and Tax experience
  • Jim has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, and he is QuickBooks Online Certified

 Jim is married, with three children, and two dogs. he enjoys spending time with his family.

Shelly Till, Staff Accountant

  • Shelly has been with Arlyce Cleveland, Ltd. since July 2020, bringing with her years of experience with a prestigious financial printing firm and preeminent customer care team
  • Shelly graduated from the University of Minnesota, Crookston with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, and a Taxation Certificate
  • Shelly is currently attending Purdue University Global pursuing a master’s in business administration and completing final required credits to sit for the MN CPA exam.

 Shelly resides in Ham Lake, MN with her husband. She is an avid gardener, LifeSource Ambassador, and synger with The Elizabethan Syngers. She is also an awarded and published author of technical manuals, organ donation articles, and freelance pieces. She has 12 grandchildren ranging from 3 months to 20 years old, who never fail to teach her something new.

Theresa Westerlund, Office Manager

  • Theresa has been with Arlyce Cleveland, Ltd. 2 years. She was with Arlyce for several years from 2001-2008
  • Theresa has her AA degree

 Theresa has been happily married to Dean for 28 years. They have three fantastic boys, 24-year-old twins and our youngest son is 22. She enjoys spending time with my family at our son’s farm, cooking and baking with the produce and meat he raises. Doing household projects. Going for nature walks and spending time with our parents, friends, and other family.

Patty Holman, Administrative Assistant 

  • Patty has been with Arlyce Cleveland Ltd. since February of 2020
  • She received her Business Degree from Aaker’s Business College Grand Forks ND

 Patty is married to David.  They have a daughter Ashley who is 23.  We love watching movies together and spending time with our two dogs Kaitlyn and Chance.   I enjoy puzzles, going to bingo and just relaxing at home.  She recently found a love for the Atlantic Ocean while visiting Virginia and hopes to visit there more often.

Jessica Olson, Marketing Manager & Corporate Wellness Coordinator 

  • Jessica has been with Arlyce Cleveland, Ltd. since 2016
  • She received her bachelor's degree in Business Administration in 2011 from Metropolitan State University
  • She received her Personal Trainer certification from NESTA in 2015
  • She is also a certified Nutrition Coach

Jessica is happily married to Derek and has two children, Cecillia (6) & Cooper (4). She is passionate about everything Health & Fitness related!