The Abdo Difference

Lighting the path forward

With knowledge and care, we help clients navigate efficiently and effectively, creating the confidence for our clients to fearlessly forge ahead and get to exactly where they want to be.

Our Story

Abdo first opened its doors in 1963 in Mankato, Minnesota. Founder Joe Abdo was able to establish the firm thanks to a $15,000 loan from his hardworking, Lebanese-immigrant mother. As the firm has grown, our commitment to our clients, people, and core values have remained a guiding light for our firm’s vision and strategic goals.

Our clients seek growth and success, while maintaining security and confidence. Abdo has the expertise to illuminate the best path forward, spotlighting pitfalls before they arise.

Today, Abdo is ranked as a Top 25 Accounting Firm by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, is named as a Regional Leader in the accounting industry by Accounting Today, and has been recognized by Inside Public Accounting as one of the top 200 largest accounting firms in the nation.

The Abdo Difference

At Abdo, we believe in the importance of relationships. This core value is the foundation of our approach to delivering the best experience and outcomes for our clients. It’s inherent in our people and the way we work. We know that for our clients to be successful, it takes more than having experience and credentials – we take the time to listen to their unique motivations, goals, and challenges. We truly care about their journey and where their path leads.  

Our process is built around a deep commitment to every client:

We light the path forward so you can proceed with confidence.

We're the partner  you can trust to help you along the way.

We're the catalyst  who empowers you to reach your goals.

2022 Client Experience Process -- Final Graphic

1   |   Prepare

Illuminating the path ahead 

Our best work begins when we have a clear, mutual understanding of your needs and expectations, setting the stage for a successful partnership that achieves your goals. By starting with this foundation, we are able to map out the road ahead for you and for our team. 

2   |   Execute

Navigating as partners 

As our team plans and conducts the work, we maintain consistent communication with you so that you can have confidence and peace of mind throughout the process. This collaboration also helps us to anticipate potential obstacles and adjust our strategy as we work towards your goal.  

3   |   Deliver

Enlightening communication 

Relationships are at the core of our values and delivering on our promises to build trust is our top priority. But it goes further than that. We help guide you forward by providing clarity and insights behind the results. 

4   |   Listen

Empowering you to move forward   

The work may be done, but we aren’t. It’s our turn to take time to review outcomes so that we can both learn and improve, helping to uncover potential challenges and identify future opportunities. Nothing is more empowering than being ready for the next steps and knowing that you’ve got a partner who is invested in your ongoing success.