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Nicole Heldstab


Between living in her hometown—Crookston, Minnesota—and working at the Brady Martz office in Grand Forks, Nicole loves that she gets to serve in two communities that are focused on supporting and uplifting their people and businesses. She and her husband, Shane, have three children, Anna, Alice, and Claire. Nicole’s favorite pastimes include running, reading, gardening, and listening to a wide variety of music. She also loves spending time with her family—she especially enjoys their annual trips to Itasca State Park.

Nicole has devoted her entire professional accounting career to serving Brady Martz. She joined the firm as an associate in 2006, shortly after graduating from college. She worked hard to rise through the ranks and now holds the title of shareholder. She serves as the firm’s nonprofit and healthcare industry lead. Nicole specializes in serving clients in both of these industries, with a focus on providing accounting and auditing services, cost reporting and consulting.

An optimistic and hardworking professional, Nicole’s dedication to serving Brady Martz has been evident since day one. Her personal philosophy of service is to help her clients with their financial reporting in order to free them up to focus on what is most important to them—their organization’s mission. Nicole’s interest in the accounting field was sparked by an introductory class during her freshman year. With the guidance of the UMD accounting department, she chose to pursue public accounting as a career. She credits her success in the field to a combination of a strong work ethic and the support of her family.

Designations & Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
    • North Dakota
    • Minnesota


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • North Dakota CPA Society (NDCPAS)
  • Health Financial Management Association (HFMA)
  • North Dakota Long Term Care Association (NDLTCA)
  • Crookston Fire Department Auxiliary
  • Parent Advisory Board for Cathedral Elementary School


  • University of Minnesota, Duluth
    • Bachelor of Accounting (2005)