Plus, how to optimize caffeine
MNCPA
MINNESOTA SOCIETY of
CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS
Firm Administrator Bulletin
OCTOBER 2018

Half off is a deal
any way you slice it

Let's cut to the chase. MNCPA membership is half off. As in, join now and save 50 percent. Five. Zero.

But wait, there's more! You'll also save on upcoming YPG events, CPE and even discount tickets to stellar Minnesota attractions.

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#@&! Profanity in the workplace
CPA Practice Advisor
Does it seem like the use -- and maybe even the acceptance -- of profanity in the office is increasing? From protected speech to possible harassment, it's a much trickier HR situation than you might think.
Buyer beware: Not all CPE is equal
MNCPA Perspectives
Being a smart shopper applies to more than just a Target run -- your CPAs need to also be a savvy CPE shopper. But, sometimes, there are CPE programs advertised that are unclear, misleading or incorrect. How do busy CPAs keep it all straight?
Can employers require workers to give notice before they quit?
Society for Human Resource Management
In an ideal world, retention is simple and everyone gives ample notice. Unfortunately, that's often not the case. But there are ways to increase the likelihood that employees will provide notice with their resignation.
How to optimize caffeine (and improve your productivity)
Fast Company
Wait. Don't get mad. We aren't telling you when to drink coffee, but there are times of day scientists say are best to maximize the jolt. Plus, science says take a caffeine nap.
Get ahead of the chaos: Five HR considerations for a successful annual enrollment
Forbes
Certain times of the year are especially hectic. And annual enrollment for health insurance and 401(k) is definitely one. Ease the craziness with tips to help make enrollment go a little smoother.
Which section of the CPA exam should I take first?
Crush the CPA Exam
The MNCPA is regularly asked this question, and you might be hearing the same from your interns and new hires. This article walks them through strategies and answers other common exam questions.
Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day
Book of the Month

Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day

Author: Jake Knapp
Pages: 304

Did You Know?
67M+
Lattes ordered in the U.S. from June 2017-18.
See the coffee infographic
Join us at the Fall Recognition Dinner on Nov. 1
2018 Fall Recognition Dinner
Nov. 1  |  5:30 - 8:30 p.m.  |  Metropolitan Ballroom, Golden Valley
Join us in celebrating Minnesota's newest CPAs at the Fall Recognition Dinner but hurry, registration ends Oct. 23! Enjoy an evening of hors d'oeurves and cocktails followed by a delicious dinner. Plus, hear words of wisdom from Vikings football sports psychologist and keynote speaker Dr. Cindra Kamphoff. Table and individual reservations available.

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Recently certified CPAs
Tax Conference
Tax Conference savings end today!
64th Annual MNCPA Tax Conference (TAX18)
Nov. 12 - 13 | Minneapolis

Friday, Oct. 19 is your last chance to save on the Tax Conference! Attendees save $100 with the early bird discount or, if 20 or more are attending from your firm, save big with the multiple registration offer of $399 per person.

Last chance to save -- these offers expire today, Friday, Oct. 19!
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CPE for You
OCT
24
The Fun Factor! Using Fun and Creativity to Boost Team Productivity and Morale
8:30 a.m. - noon | Plymouth | 4 CPE
OCT
25
Rapid Conflict Resolution Skills
1 - 4:30 p.m. | Plymouth | 4 CPE
NOV
13
Turning Conversations into Opportunities (Webinar)
noon - 2 p.m. | Online | 2 CPE
CPE for Your Staff
OCT
31
Tax Reform Deep-Dive Series: Minnesota Conformity Update (Webinar)
10 - 11:15 a.m. | Online | 1.5 CPE
NOV
14-16
Staff Training: Semi-Senior
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Bloomington | 24 CPE
NOV
27
A New Look at Choice of Entity and the Pass-Through Section 199A Deduction
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Bloomington | 8 CPE
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