Plus, start remembering people's names
MNCPA
MINNESOTA SOCIETY of
CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS
Young Professionals Group eNews
SEPTEMBER 2018

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Upcoming Events
YPG Happy Hour Squared
YPG Volunteer Night: Happy Hour Squared
Thursday, Sept. 20
5 - 7 p.m.
Brave New Workshop, Minneapolis
Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest with DRIVE Emerging Leaders
Thursday, Oct. 4
4:30 - 8 p.m.
Gasthof Zur Gemutlichkeit, Minneapolis
WestBend Thank you to our sponsor: West Bend
Volunteer Opportunity: Accounting & Auditing Student Conference
Sept. 18 | Minneapolis Convention Center
Spread the good word about the accounting profession while making students and educators feel welcome by serving as an ambassador at the Accounting & Auditing Student Conference. To volunteer, contact Tabitha McDonald at tmcdonald@mncpa.org or
952-885-5522.
Student Conference attendees
Volunteer deadline: Monday, Sept. 10
'Sandwich man' grows mission to feed Minneapolis homeless, aiming for 1 million sandwiches this year
Star Tribune
Hunger doesn't take a day off -- and neither does Allan Law. Every day, he hits the streets of Hennepin County serving sandwiches to those with no place to go. And now he needs your help! Team up to fight hunger at the next YPG event -- Happy Hour Squared -- on Sept. 20. Make sandwiches, connect with CPA peers, drink a beer (or two) -- all for a worthy cause!
Stop saying 'um,' 'ah,' and 'you know'
Harvard Business Review
Think you, like, don't use filler words, um, ever? Ah, think again. Here's how to cut the crutch words from your vernacular.
How to be more engaged at work
Journal of Accountancy
Are you suffering from a case of the Mondays, except it's actually Thursday? It's time to shake off that workplace slump. Start with these tips and maybe a YPG event or two.
Essential advice for the next generation of CFOs
Financial Management
Calling dibs on the corner office isn't going to cut it. Earn your way to the top, just like these seasoned finance execs.

Polish lifelong personal and business skills with this Professional Success Course for CPAs this fall.
5 unspoken rules of being a manager that no one tells you about
Fast Company
Congratulations, manager! Your new title looks good on you. Now get ready for a truth bomb.
How to remember people's names
Lifehacker
Become a networking (name) ninja with these quick tips to jog your memory.
* Trivia Challenge
Allan Law, aka The Sandwich Man, has fed the needy for more than 50 years, serving more than how many sandwiches in 2017 alone?
A. 5,000
B. 22,000
C. 45,000
D. 80,000
Want to know the answer? Look for the asterisk * at the bottom of the newsletter.
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Celebrate CPAs Awards Luncheon
2018 Celebrate CPAs Awards Luncheon
Sept. 27 | Golden Valley Country Club

Jeff Silvers headshot Congratulations to Jeff Silvers, 2018 MNCPA Outstanding Young Professional of the Year. Recognize and celebrate Jeff's contributions to the YPG at the Celebrate CPAs Awards Luncheon on Sept. 27. Keynote speaker Jay Coughlan, former CEO of Lawson Software, will inspire us with the ups and downs of his storied career. Group registrations are available; MNCPA members in attendance receive a $45 CPE voucher.

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Create your own vibrant learning experience at the CPE Variety Pack
CPE Variety Pack
Oct. 24-25 | Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West, Plymouth

At this unique event, create your own vibrant learning experience as you choose from 16 courses in topics like revenue recognition, tax return review, data security, ethics, critical thinking and more.

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CPE for Young Professionals
SEP
27
A&A Hot Topics: Getting a Grasp on the Big Issues Facing the Industry
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Bloomington | 8 CPE
OCT
18
Data Analytics and Business Intelligence: What You Should Know
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Bloomington | 8 CPE
OCT
19
Ethics and Quality Control in Tax Practice
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Bloomington | 8 CPE, 8 Ethics
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*Trivia Challenge Answer: D: 80,000 (Wow!)

Help The Sandwich Man reach his goal of 1 million sandwiches served in 2018 when you help at the YPG volunteer night on Sept. 20.
Sign up to serve
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