Jolene Tollefson portrait

Jolene Tollefson

Senior Manager

Jolene grew up on a farm in rural Antler, North Dakota. These days she resides in Grand Forks, North Dakota, a city which she loves for its family-friendly atmosphere and lovely people. She and her husband, Robert, have two daughters, Brenna and Sierra, and one son named Jayden. In her free time, Jolene enjoys reading, baking, and going for walks and bike rides. She loves spending time with her family and traveling with them.

In 2011, just a few weeks after graduating from college, Jolene joined the Brady Martz team as an associate. She worked diligently for the firm over the next decade, serving as a senior associate and as a manager before stepping into the role of senior manager. Serving in the firm’s Tax Department, Jolene specializes in working on engagements involving cross-border taxation for individuals and on helping tax-exempt organizations complete their required filings.

Jolene’s father was her inspiration for pursuing a career in the accounting field. “Growing up, I was always good with numbers, so my dad would have me fill out his ‘big green book’ to summarize his farm expenses for taxes every year. I looked forward to helping him with this,” she explained. “In high school, I took an accounting class and job shadowed at Brady Martz in Minot—after that I never looked back!” A dedicated and determined professional, Jolene has earned her reputation as a hardworking and reliable member of the Brady Martz team. When it comes to client service, she seeks to listen to her clients so that she can help them with what is most important to them. Jolene attributes her career success to a combination of hard work and a willingness to grow and learn.

Designations & Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – North Dakota


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • North Dakota CPA Society (NDCPAS)


  • University of North Dakota
    • Bachelor of Accountancy (2011)
    • Summa cum laude