Plus, take this 'blind spots' test
Business & Industry eNews
JUNE 12, 2018
Survey of the Month
According to CFO, base salary increases for finance executives and staffers averaged 4.3 percent last year. Was this the trend in your organization, too?
Yes! We saw higher than normal pay raises across the board.
Yes for those who contributed to company profits.
Yes for those who earned a professional certification or MBA.
Pay increases were not substantial.
We didn't have any pay increases.
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Watch for survey results in the next issue of Business & Industry eNews.
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.
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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
Understanding the challenges of a VUCA environment
Chief Executive
What started as a post-Cold War acronym is now an accurate descriptor for today's business climate. VUCA -- or volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous -- is the name of today's business game. Are you playing to win?
Debiasing the corporation: An interview with Nobel laureate Richard Thaler
McKinsey & Company
Uncertain times call for a change in behaviors. Learn to recognize and stop the bias that's holding your decision-making back.
OSHA electronic reporting deadline is July 1
The clock is ticking on OSHA's deadline for certain employers to electronically submit information from completed 2017 Form 300A. Click on for key takeaways.
Take the 'blind spots' test
Great Leadership
Carrying a disproportionate share of responsibility for your company's success is not only exhausting, but dangerous. Open your eyes to these blind spots that lead to organizationwide vulnerabilities.
Why you need to stop killing time
Brian Tracy International
We all receive the same number of minutes in a day -- 1440, to be exact. Why, then, are some people better at managing time than others? Use these tips to become a time-management powerhouse.
Is your CPE reporting compliant with new BOA rules?
MNCPA Perspectives
The Minnesota Board of Accountancy's CPE deadline is June 30. That hasn't changed. What has changed are rules impacting the CPE you can take. Stay in the know so your CPE stays in the clear.

Do you use the MNCPA CPE Log?
The MNCPA is asking all CPE Log users to log in and verify their credits. Why? To ensure credits are correctly categorized as technical and non-technical.
Log in and see
Will new tax law uproot overseas financial structures?
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act may force some U.S. companies to reconsider their strategy of shifting profits to affiliates in low-tax jurisdictions.
Law change affects moving, mileage and travel expenses
Here's the scoop on how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will impact move-related vehicle expenses, un-reimbursed employee expenses and vehicle expensing.
6 common misperceptions about teamwork
Harvard Business Review
Teamwork is ubiquitous with business. Ensure success is ubiquitous with your team by understanding where collaboration often falls flat.
Can't sleep? GDPR is the new Tylenol P.M.
The Verge
Last month, GDPR deprived many of restful sleep. Now everyone's favorite regulation is making amends with this snooze-inducing podcast. Zzzz ...
Legislative Loop
Do you know bills from bull?
Read MNCPA Director of Government Relations Geno Fragnito's recent Footnote column, and challenge yourself to correctly determine which bills introduced this year at the Legislature were real or not. One winner (with the most correct answers) will receive a $50 Amazon gift card.

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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.
YPG Taps and Trivia
5 - 9 p.m.  |  Inbound BrewCo, Minneapolis
Business & Industry Advisory Council
7:30 - 9 a.m.  |  MNCPA, Bloomington
Topic: One-on-one with the Minnesota DOR
MNCPA Golf Outing
Noon - 7 p.m.  |  The Wilds Golf Club, Prior Lake
Featured Jobs
Tax accountant
Ecolab, St. Paul
Full-time and adjunct teaching opportunities
College of St. Scholastica, Duluth
Do you have an open position? A volunteer opportunity?
Submit a classified ad to the MNCPA.
B&I Advisory Council
Business & Industry Advisory Council seeks members like you
Play a part in shaping what it means to be a corporate member of the MNCPA. This advisory group meets quarterly to provide feedback on the accounting profession and ways the MNCPA can better identify with corporate members like you. Is this your year to get involved?
Exhibit at the Student Conference
Are you looking for new talent?
Is your company at the top of young accounting professionals' minds? Ensure that students know about your accounting careers by exhibiting at the 21st Annual Accounting & Auditing Student Conference on Sept. 18. Save time and recruit stellar talent by meeting hundreds of student attendees from across Minnesota. Register by July 18 for the early bird rate.
Recruit talent
Excel courses
Excel-lent idea
If you taught yourself to use Excel, you're likely making rookie mistakes. Attend an Excel course and discover powerful tips that will save you time, improve spreadsheet accuracy and boost your productivity.
View Excel seminars and webinars
Congrats, new CPAs!
We welcomed more than 100 new CPAs to the profession at the
Spring Recognition Dinner on May 24.
Who do you know?
Spring Recognition Dinner
Business & Industry CPE
Ethics: Inside and Out
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Bloomington | 8 CPE, 8 Ethics
CFO Series: Reinventing the Finance Role
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Bloomington | 8 CPE
FASB's Big Three: Revenue Recognition, Leases and Financial Instruments
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Bloomington | 8 CPE
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Headed to the Management & Business Advisers Conference?
Head over to have a new headshot taken!
Day 2: June 19 | 9:15 a.m. - 4:10 p.m. | Lower level near Hall A
Steve Silverman, owner of SILVERMAN Be Remarkable, will snap free professional headshots on Tuesday of MBAC18. SMILE!
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