Plus, imposter syndrome -- defeat self doubt
Firm Administrator Bulletin
APRIL 2018
3 ways new software enhances CPA exam experience
AICPA Insights
Hearing about CPA exam changes may cause your young professionals' hearts to skip a beat, but these changes have been a long time coming. Help your staff prepare for the newest exam version.
The power of a free popsicle
Stanford Business
Every day is made of up small moments. See how you can make these small moments memorable for your staff and clients.
This common word makes you sound more negative than you want to
Fast Company
You've already read this word at least once in this newsletter. How often do you say and write it?
70 different email sign-offs - for when you're sick of saying 'best'
The Muse
When you've sent multiple emails to the same person, how do you sign-off in a way that isn't boring and repetitive? Find signatures for any situation -- even one for needing more coffee.
Imposter syndrome: 4 ways to defeat self-doubt
Let's Grow Leaders
Some days you may feel like you really know your role. Other days, you may wonder how you got there. Sound familiar? Then this article will resonate with you.
Quiz: More words apart -- UK vs. US English
Financial Management
Do you work with offices across the pond or want to beef up your trivia skills? Test your knowledge of British phrases now.
Endure:  Mind, Body and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance
Book of the Month

Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance

Author: Alex Hutchinson
Pages: 321

Did You Know?
of people would give up alcoholic beverages for the next five years for a 10-percent raise.
Appreciation Breakfast
Firm Administrators Appreciation Breakfast
May 1 | 7:30 - 9 a.m. | Golden Valley Country Club, Golden Valley

Marvelous and magnificent firm administrators, we appreciate all that you do! Now let us treat you to a much-deserved breakfast in your honor.

RSVP to Alicia Pack at by April 25.
MNCPA Academies Logo MNCPA Academies
Sometimes one course is enough to meet your CPAs' education needs. For other skills, a one-and-done approach won't cut it. That's where MNCPA Academies come in.

Business Development Academy
Current and emerging firm leaders will uncover practical ways to bring in more business and more revenue for years to come.

NEW! Leadership Academy
Up-and-coming leaders will enhance the skills and confidence needed to be the capable leaders they're expected to be.

Register your CPAs early -- space is limited.
Instructor Development Program
NEW! MNCPA Instructor Development Program
Know someone with promising presentation prowess? Encourage them to apply for this interactive program, where they'll develop the skills and confidence needed to deliver educational programs for the MNCPA or for your firm. Applications are due Friday, June 22.

Learn more about the program
Nominate a client for the MNCPA Business & Industry Member Award
Deadline: May 18
It's your job to make your firm -- and your firm's clients -- look good. Accomplish both goals by nominating a stellar corporate CPA client for the MNCPA Business & Industry Member Award. The winner will be recognized at the annual Celebrate CPAs Awards Luncheon and in Footnote, generating plenty of positive PR for your firm along the way. Not sure if your client is an MNCPA member? Contact Anne Janotta Erickson at

Learn more about this award

Fill out a nomination form online
CPE for You
Working Smarter, Not Harder: the New Science of Getting on Top of it All - Part 2 (Webinar)
2 - 6 p.m. | Online | 4 CPE
PowerPoint Fundamentals: Create Engaging Presentations (Webinar)
3 - 5 p.m. | Online | 2 CPE
Connect! The Art and Science of Persuasive Communication
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Bloomington | 8 CPE
CPE for Your Staff
Three Keys to Attract and Retain Top Talent (Webinar)
1 - 1:50 p.m. | Online | 1 CPE
Slash Taxes for Your Small-Business Clients: Corporations, Partnerships and LLCs
AICPA member discount
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Bloomington | 8 CPE
12th Annual MNCPA Audits of Employee Benefit Plans Conference
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Plymouth | 8 CPE
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