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MAY 8, 2018
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Robert Half Finance & Accounting recently asked CFOs how prepared their company is to handle tax accounting reform changes. And yikes --
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Minnesota Board of Accountancy (BOA) Alert
Here are three things you should know:

1.  The current CPE year ends June 30. Make sure you earned 120 CPE and 8 ethics credits. Learn more
Don't miss the deadline!
2.  New CPE rules went into effect on Jan. 9, 2018. Be aware of their immediate impact on allowable CPE delivery formats and fields of study. Learn more

3.  The MNCPA CPE Log was updated to reflect the BOA rule changes. Verify your data converted correctly. Access your CPE Log
      CAREER   
How to address inappropriate behavior without making enemies at the office
Fortune
Inappropriate comments warrant swift action. Use this real-life example of workplace harassment to help confront your fear of confrontation.
      ECONOMY   
Business optimism still strong, but concerns are growing
Twin Cities Business
As Sven Sundgaard predicts warmer days ahead, Minnesota's economy is forecasting a cool front. Is your business feeling a chill in the air?
      FRAUD   
Big fraud is a problem for small businesses
Financial Management
Does your company have an extra $200,000 you're looking to unload? No? We didn't think so. Protect your assets by understanding the latest trends noted in the Association for Certified Fraud Examiners' biennial report.

Dig deeper with access to the full ACFE report.
      LEADERSHIP   
4 groups will make or break your company's culture
Gallup
A company's culture is defined by day-to-day interactions. When key employees are aligned under a common mission, magic happens. No alignment? Poof goes the culture!
How to turn every employee into an innovation powerhouse
Forbes
There's got to be a better way! How are you encouraging innovative opportunities within your team or company?
      MANAGEMENT   
8 shifts that will take your strategy into high gear
McKinsey Quarterly
Developing a great strategy starts with changing the dynamics in your strategy room. Here are eight shifts to improve the quality of your dialogue, the choices you make and the business outcomes you experience.
What executives can learn from disruptors
Chief Executive
Could your customers obtain better value if you did things differently? Be careful -- your company's success hinges on how you answer this question.
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      PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT   
The art of the transition
Strategy + Business
Our days are filled with stops and starts, dings and rings. Take back control of your out-of-control schedule by better managing how you transition between tasks.
      TECHNOLOGY   
General Data Protection Regulation: Act now before it's too late
Chief Executive
GDPR doesn't care about company size, location or entity type. If your company holds personal data belonging to European consumers, this regulation is for you. Steep penalties await companies that don't act by the May 25 deadline.
If your biz has only one cloud provider, you're making a mistake
Fast Company
Years ago, one cloud service did the trick. But today, savvy companies are scattering their services across multiple clouds.
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Networking Opportunities
Get involved at the MNCPA. Email Anne Janotta Erickson, senior business & industry marketing coordinator, with questions or to sign up.
MAY
16
Controller Networking Group
7:30 - 9 a.m.  |  MNCPA, Bloomington
Topic: Perfecting PowerPoint
MAY
24
CPA Recognition Dinner
5:30 - 9 p.m.  |  Minneapolis Marriott Southwest
JUN
12
Business & Industry Member Lunch
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.  |  Redstone American Grill, Maple Grove
JUN
25
YPG Taps and Trivia
5 - 9 p.m.  |  Inbound BrewCo, Minneapolis
Public Service Award
They did what!?
Nominate a CPA for the Public Service Award!
Do you work with someone with a knack for giving back? Maybe that someone is you! Either way, consider submitting a nomination for the MNCPA Public Service Award. Winners are recognized in Footnote, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal and at the Celebrate CPAs Awards Luncheon.
Nomination deadline: June 15
Nominate a CPA today!
Networking Cruise
There's no cure like a summertime cruise!
June 12  |  Stillwater
Summer is here, and it's time to get out and soak up as much sun as we can. On June 12, the MNCPA Young Professionals Group, Risk Management Association, and Twin Cities Institute of Internal Auditors are cruising down the St. Croix. YPG'ers: We hope to see you there!
Go cruisin' together
CFO Series
NEW! CFO Series
Elevate your people, processes and profits with these executive-level courses on accounting, management and finance topics.
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Be a business game changer at MBAC18
June 18-19  |  Minneapolis Convention Center

Get game-changing, business boosting ideas at the 24th Annual MNCPA Management & Business Advisers Conference (MBAC18). Register by Friday, May 25, and save $100!

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Business & Industry CPE
MAY
22
FASB Update for Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses: A Practical Implementation Guide
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Bloomington | 8 CPE
MAY
30
Business Ethics: Cases From the Real World
8:30 a.m. - noon p.m. | Bloomington | 4 CPE, 4 Ethics
JUN
11
32nd Annual MNCPA SALT Conference
8:30 a.m. - 4:40 p.m. | Plymouth | 8 CPE, 1 Ethics, 6.5 CLE
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