Guiding Your Finances So You Can Guide Your Business

The McLinden Group is a Minneapolis based consulting firm with specialized expertise in providing out-sourced bookkeeping and accounting services and Fractional HR services for small to medium-sized businesses.  Established in 1991 by Daryl McLinden, our commitment is to offer state-of-the-art technology teamed with a knowledgeable staff to relieve the stress of daily accounting and HR needs.

We hear similar stories from our clients about why they came to The McLinden Group. Financial systems were a mess, inconsistent reporting, not HR compliant, no time to hire additional employees or accounting or HR questions beyond the experience of their staff.  Frequently the issue is the owner or founder is in charge of overseeing everything in addition to their day-to-day responsibilities.  Hiring an in-house CFO/Controller or HR Director isn’t always an option. We have a full staff of bookkeepers, Controllers, CFO’s and HR Consultants available to help you design a custom program that fits your specific needs and budget. 

Working with many clients gives our staff the knowledge of current trends in the financial and HR world and provides the best practices that have shown proven results.  The McLinden Group delivers quality service and consulting support that drives real business growth.  

Daryl McLinden, Founder & President

With almost 30 years of experience providing accounting services to start-up and established businesses throughout the Midwest, Daryl McLinden is recognized by clients as a leader in his field with a common-sense approach to helping business owners organize and understand the key financial metrics that define their business.  He is called on by both business owners and bankers to bridge the gap that often may exist between business and the lending community. His clients describe him as an effective communicator, results-oriented business and financial management professional.

Prior to establishing The McLinden Group, Daryl held accounting and auditing management positions with KPMG Peat Marwick in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 1997, he co-established the accounting services software company Next Generation Systems.

Daryl's diverse experience as an advisor to small and mid-sized businesses enables him to help clients quickly pinpoint business issues and develop effective business processes and technology solutions. Daryl has an accounting degree from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.

“Every business owner needs to know the level of their financial advisor’s integrity. Daryl’s is absolutely unquestioned.”