Jay Tolsma, CPA

Managing Partner

Jay Tolsma

As Managing Partner, Jay Tolsma manages the Firm. He provides advisory services for ELO clients and ensures that the firm is following its strategic direction, team members exemplify the firm’s core values and providing exemplary client service. His responsibilities include managing the operations of ELO and providing proactive client service.


  • B.A., Business Administration, Accounting – Northwestern College, Orange City, IA

Certifications and Licensures

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)


  • Assurance Services
  • Peer Review
  • Business Planning, Reporting and Taxation
  • Financial Reporting Systems Design and Review

Industry Expertise

  • State & Local Government
  • Non-Profits
  • Manufacturing

Associations & Community Involvement

  • South Dakota Certified Public Accountants (SDCPA), former President and Board Member
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), former AICPA Council Representative
  • SD Board of Accountancy, Member
  • NASBA, Compliance Assurance Committee Member
  • Avera Queen of Peace Hospital, Board Member and Finance Committee Chair
  • Assistant Boys Basketball Coach, Mitchell Christian School
  • Former President and Board Member – Mitchell Area Charitable Foundation, Avera Queen of Peace Foundation and Mitchell Christian Education Association