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APRIL 24, 2018
Survey of the Month Results
With a deadline of May 25, is the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on your company's radar?
Yes, our Terms of Service are squared away.
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No worries here. This won't impact us.
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Say what? This is the first I've heard of GDPR.
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      ACCOUNTING & AUDITING   
4 ways forecasting goes wrong
CFO
Given that 1 percent of organizations achieve 90-percent forecasting accuracy 30 days out, it's safe to assume you're in the 99-percent club. Stop blurring the lines between budgeting and forecasting.
      C-SUITE   
An agenda for the talent-first executive
McKinsey & Company
A company's talent is its most valuable and reliable asset. What does it take to lead an organization that truly unleashes its human capital?
      DIVERSITY & INCLUSION   
Breaking through Minnesota's glass ceiling
Twin Cities Business
Some icebergs move faster than the 1-percent annual increase of women in key executive roles. What's it take to break through to the top? These Minnesota execs share their secrets.
      ETHICS   
Don't let blind spots ruin your finance career
FEI
Entrepreneur Kevin McCarthy categorizes blind spots into three groups: preoccupation, oblivion and presupposition. He should know. He spent plenty of time in jail pondering the list. Today, he's pushing finance leaders to open their eyes rather than follow in his footsteps.
      HUMAN RESOURCES   
MNCPA exclusive content
Hiring in a tight labor market
Larry Morgan, Orion HR Group LLC
Minnesota's historically-low-unemployment rate is great news for everyone, except those looking to hire. In this tight labor market, it's critical to hire right the first time. Here's what HR expert Larry Morgan would do if he worked at your company.

Talk to Larry Morgan directly about hiring challenges via the HR Hotline. It's free because you're an MNCPA member.
Equal pay ruling could be a game changer for finance
CFO Daily News
History is known to repeat itself. But when it comes to determining an employee's salary, forward-thinking companies have stopped looking to the past for answers. Yours should, too.
Businesses fight back against Minneapolis safe-and-sick time ordinance
Star Tribune
Minneapolis' ordinance guaranteeing safe and sick time to workers is back in court. Here's where the saga stands today.
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      TAXATION-INDIVIDUAL   
2018's tax burden by state
WalletHub
Where does Minnesota land on the list of states with the biggest tax burden? Drum roll, please.
      TECHNOLOGY   
How visionary CFOs approach tech investment
Financial Management
Tech-savvy CFOs are chanting, "I've got vision, yes I do. I've got vision. How 'bout you?" Keep pace with changing digital trends or get ready to warm the bench.
You won't have to sign for credit card purchases much longer
Engadget
Add credit card signatures to the list of dinosaurs soon to be extinct. Will all retailers sign on the dotted line? Keep reading.
Legislative Loop
DOR seeks feedback on new beta tax rate locator
Deadline: May 18
Does your company struggle collecting and remitting the correct amount of sales tax? Too often, the rate is not obvious and the wrong amount is collected, leading to significant penalties.

The Department of Revenue (DOR) has created a mapping tool that helps identify a sales tax rate based on a physical location. This tool allows you to see what state, county, city and special district taxes apply. The DOR encourages feedback after you've played around with the map.

Test drive the DOR's beta tax rate locator
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Controller Networking Group
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CPA Recognition Dinner
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Controller Networking Group
Hey controllers: Here's a group just for you!
The Controller Networking Group gives controllers access to a supportive community of CPA peers. This members-only group meets quarterly to discuss topics vital to this specific role. Intrigued? You should be! Make plans to join us for the next meeting on Wednesday, May 16.
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MBAC18 schedule now online
The 24th Annual MNCPA Management & Business Advisers Conference (MBAC18) offers more than 50 sessions on business and financial management, leadership, technology, HR, communication and ethics.
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Join an executive-level discussion about current accounting, management and finance topics so you can elevate your people, processes and profits.

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