Plus, does your company actually live its values?
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MINNESOTA SOCIETY of
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Business & Industry eNews
SEPT. 25, 2018
Survey of the Month Results
The open office concept can be a polarizing topic. Some employees love the collaboration itís meant to provide. Others detest the idea. Has your company embraced an open office floor plan?
Yes, but employees are still assigned desks.
17%
Yes, it's a seating free-for-all.
7%
We've considered it.
11%
Heck no! Everyone deserves their own space.
65%
      ACCOUNTING & AUDITING   
Optimizing the 4 critical steps to meet the lease accounting compliance deadline
FEI
Stop sweating the upcoming lease accounting implementation deadline by optimizing your approach in four key areas.
Thinking about shifting toward buying? Consider these factors first
Bloomberg BNA
More companies are exploring new processes and policies, all thanks to changing lease accounting standards. Talk about multi-tasking!
      CAREER   
Buyer beware: Not all CPE is equal
MNCPA Perspectives
Being a smart shopper applies to more than just your Target run -- you need to also be a savvy CPE shopper. But, sometimes, you'll see CPE programs advertised that are unclear, misleading or incorrect. How do busy CPAs keep it all straight?
      ECONOMY   
A decade after the global financial crisis: What has (and hasn't) changed?
McKinsey & Company
The more things change, the more they stay the same. Have we learned from our mistakes of 10 years ago?
      ETHICS   
Does your company actually live its values?
Kellogg Insight
Companies that only talk the talk will soon see customers and employees walk straight out the door. Push your leaders to practice what they preach.
      LEADERSHIP   
Great leaders are confident, connected, committed and courageous
Harvard Business Review
Imagine your leadership strengths as a four-legged stool. When you're strong on all fronts, the stool sits straight. But when a weakness emerges, CRASH-BOOM-BANG!

Strengthen your leadership skills -- while earning free CPE -- at the Leadership Summit on Oct. 17. Wait, free CPE? Heck yeah!
      SUPERVISION   
Problem-solving techniques take on a new twist
The Harvard Gazette
We're never more than a click away from colleagues. But does this constant collaboration create more problem-solving solutions? Harvard Business School research puts the logic to the test.
      TAXATION-BUSINESS   
Travel expenses: By land, sea or air
Andrew Seifert, JD, Wipfli LLP
Going somewhere? Before packing your bags, read up on the tax consequences of business travel under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Need more guidance on tax reform changes? We've got online and in-person CPE options.
      TAXATION-INDIVIDUAL   
4 charitable giving strategies favored by tax reform
Manning & Napier
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is taking a toll on charitable donations, leaving many nonprofits more than a little nervous. Now is the time for donors to embrace alternative giving strategies.
Minnesota announces position on 2018 standard and itemized deductions
CCHTaxGroup
Claim the standard deduction or itemize? The Minnesota Department of Revenue shares their thoughts.
Featured Jobs
Director of finance
Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation
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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.
OCT
16
Business & Industry Get-Together
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.  |  Mercury Dining Room and Rail, downtown Minneapolis
OCT
17
Leadership Summit
1 - 5 p.m.  |  Edina Country Club  |  4 free CPE credits
OCT
25
Business & Industry Advisory Council
7:30 - 9 a.m.  |  MNCPA, Bloomington
Topic: Government relations outlook for 2019
NOV
20
Controller Networking Group
7:30 - 9 a.m.  |  MNCPA, Bloomington
Topic: Revenue recognition
MNCPA launches women's group
Work-life balance and mentoring were hot topics at the first special interest section meeting for women.
Intrigued? Join us.
Women's group attendees
New CPA Recognition Dinner on Nov. 1
Save the date: CPA Recognition Dinner
Nov. 1  |  Metropolitan Ballroom
Think back to the day you received your CPA certificate. Oh, what a feeling! Share the joy with your company's newest CPAs at the Fall Recognition Dinner on Nov. 1. Feeling extra celebratory? Sponsor a table!
You better recognize
Cure your FASB aches and pains
Cure your FASB aches and pains
The revenue recognition and lease accounting standards are causing headaches for many. Cure your growing pains and get expert guidance to ensure a painless transition to these new standards.
View revenue recognition and lease accounting CPE
Business & Industry CPE
OCT
18
Leases: Getting Ready for Fundamental Changes
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Bloomington | 8 CPE
OCT
23
K2's Excel PivotTables for Accountants
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Bloomington | 8 CPE
OCT
25
Interpreting the New Revenue Recognition Standard: What All CPAs Need to Know
8:30 a.m. - noon | Plymouth | 4 CPE
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