Planning, Family Dynamics and Education
Director of Financial Administration
Dean Bednar is director of financial administration in the Minneapolis office. He oversees a team dedicated to the transactional detail of Abbot Downing clients, including bill pay services, cash flow analysis and financial report preparation.
Prior to Abbot Downing, Dean was the controller within the financial administration team for Wells Fargo Family Wealth. Before joining Wells Fargo, Dean was the controller and director of financial reporting for a multi-family office located in Minneapolis, providing consulting services and reporting for high-net-worth clients. In addition, Dean served as controller for a national telecommunications equipment reseller and was a senior manager at American Express Tax and Business Services, providing consulting and tax services for individuals and small businesses.
Dean earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of St. Thomas. He has completed additional courses on planning for high-net-worth individuals and families.
Dean is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in Minnesota. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts and the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Dean makes his home in Lino Lakes, Minnesota. He is an avid sports fan and plays on several tennis teams.