Plus, 6 hidden gems in Office 365
MNCPA
MINNESOTA SOCIETY of
CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS
Public Practice eNews
JUNE 2018
Exclusive MNCPA content
Is your CPE reporting compliant with new BOA rules?
MNCPA Perspectives
On Jan. 9, the BOA updated their CPE rules. Are you in compliance? Learn the ins and outs of the new rules and what you might need to update in your CPE log.
What to do on 15-, 30- and 60-minute breaks to boost productivity
Fast Company
Taking a break to get more done? Sounds counterproductive, but you can accomplish more in the day when you take -- and use -- breaks wisely.
Do you know bills from bull?
MNCPA Footnote
Some bills are so strange, they can't be real. Or are they? Read MNCPA Director of Government Relations Geno Fragnito's June/July Footnote column, and challenge yourself to identify 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.
Child sales tax rebate for Wisconsin taxpayers
Redpath and Company
Your Wisconsin clients have only a small window to apply for a special child tax rebate from the Wisconsin Department of Review. See who qualifies.
Without minority representation in accounting firms, minority-owned small businesses are at risk
Forbes
Minority-owned small businesses are growing exponentially, and one of the most important advisers a small business can have is a CPA. See why it's vital to encourage a diverse workforce in the profession.
Law change affects moving, mileage and travel expenses
IRS
Keeping up with the tax reform changes can be a full-time job. Find out how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act affects vehicle moving expenses, employee expenses that aren't reimbursed and expensing vehicles.
Why many leaders feel like misfits, and what they do about it
Art Petty
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Hermey the elf aren't the only ones who feel like misfits. Often, leaders find themselves feeling out of place. If you know this feeling, see how you can move beyond it.
New compilation and review report requirements issued
Journal of Accountancy
The AICPA Accounting and Review Services committee issued a new standard containing revised compilation and reporting requirements. You may have to update your report templates.

Looking for an overview of the SSARS changes?
Exclusive MNCPA content
How to identify your firm's competitive differentiators
Christine Nelson, Ingenuity Marketing Group, LLC
How do you set your firm apart from the competition? Clear competitive differentiators are the key. Learn how to research various audiences, craft marketable messages and clearly state what you offer better than anyone else.
6 hidden gems in Office 365
Financial Management
How many times -- per day -- do you look at Office and wonder what it's good for? It's time for an Office revolution that includes editing PDFs in Word, PowerPoint animation magic and easy appointment scheduling. Looks like in the original that the image is covering the bottom parts of letters.
Exhibit at the Student Conference
Find top notch talent at the Student Conference
Is your firm at the top of young professionals' minds? Ensure your firm stands out to students by exhibiting at the 21st Annual Accounting & Auditing Student Conference on Sept. 18. Save time and recruit stellar talent by meeting hundreds of attendees from across Minnesota. Register by July 18 for the early bird rate.
Recruit talent
MAP survey
Benchmark your firm with the MAP Survey
Is your firm competitive when it comes to attracting new clients? How about recruiting and retaining top talent? In this high-stakes market, ensure your firm is on par with the competition. Participate in the National MAP Survey and benchmark you firm against similarly-sized firms in Minnesota.
Participate in the survey
Business Development Program
Bolster your business development skills
At the Business Development Academy, learn public accounting-focused ways to boost revenue and bring in more business for your firm.
Courses start July 25, so reserve your spot today.
View the schedule
Did You Know?
40.5%
Percentage of adults in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area with at least a bachelor's degree.
Source: USA Today
Practices for Sale
Accounting practice for sale
Over $250,000 annual gross revenue
Do you have an open position? A firm for sale? A volunteer opportunity?
Submit a classified ad to the MNCPA.
Join the Small Firm Roundtable
As a small firm partner or sole practitioner, it can seem like you're on your own island when you have questions about recruiting, software and more. Join the Small Firm Roundtable to ask your peers questions and share your expertise. Contact Alicia Pack at apack@mncpa.org to join and attend the July 10 roundtable for the first meeting dedicated to discussing hot topics for small firms.

Learn more about this roundtable
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
Minnesota Board of Accountancy (BOA) Alert
Here are four 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

4.  Blended and nano-learning credits must be from providers listed on the NASBA Registry and approved for these specific formats. Confirm that your credits comply. Learn more
CPE for Public Practitioners
JUN
28-29
36th Annual MNCPA Estate & Personal Financial Planning Conference
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Brooklyn Center | 16 CPE, 2 Ethics, 14.5 CFP, 13 CLE
AUG
13-15
Staff Training: Supervisor
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Bloomington | 24 CPE
AUG
20-22
Staff Training: Beginning In-Charge
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Bloomington | 24 CPE
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