John Nelson CPA: Director of Finance and Operations

John Nelson

John Nelson works in the ATA's New Ulm, Minn., office. There, he manages the ATA's budget, finances and operations. His work involves monitoring and reviewing budget items with staff. Nelson provides financial analysis and reports for the ATA Board, committees and councils and prepares ATA's financial statements and footnotes for certification by independent auditors. He's also led the organization in its selection of an accounting system and will assist in system integration with the ATA's database platform. Nelson has worked independently as a self-employed CPA, served as a comptroller for a private company and has been a senior accountant and Manager for more than one distinguished accounting firm.

Nelson is active in the promotion of the shooting sports and has served on the boards of various Minnesota non-profit agencies that promote hunting, shooting, archery and outdoor activities. He is involved in the training of individuals ranging from the ages of 8 to 80. Through annual clinics, Nelson has assisted in training in basic marksmanship and competition to over 400 individuals.
Nelson is a NRA Certified Range Safety Officer and currently holds a Master's classification in over the course competition and an Expert's classification in long-range competition.

Experience Highlights

John Nelson is a Certified Public Accountant with over 20 years of experience. He earned a B.S. in business administration, from Montana State University, with a minor in economics.