Plus, saying yes to saying no
MNCPA
MINNESOTA SOCIETY of
CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS
Young Professionals Group eNews
NOVEMBER 2018
Upcoming Events
YPG Bowling on Nov. 8
YPG Bowling at Pinstripes with ACG
Thursday, Nov. 8
5 - 8 p.m.
Pinstripes, Edina
Educational Breakfast
YPG Ed Breakfast: Advanced Excel to Increase Productivity
Friday, Nov. 16
7:30 - 9:30 a.m.
MNCPA, Bloomington
2 CPE credits
Tax for the non-tax peeps
YPG Ed Breakfast: Tax for the
Non-Tax Professional

Friday, Dec. 7
7:30 - 9:30 a.m.
MNCPA office, Bloomington
2 CPE credits
WestBend Thank you to our sponsor: West Bend
Networking Tip
"Any work activity becomes more attractive when it's linked to a higher goal. So, frame your networking in those terms. Focus on the collective benefits of making connections rather than on personal ones."

-- Tiziana Casciaro, Francesca Gino and Maryam Kouchaki,
Professors of organizational behavior.
Learn to love networking with these additional tips.

The 5 types of mentors you need in your life
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Everyone knows they should have a mentor, but having just one mentor isn't enough. Learn how to create your own guidance dream team.
12 daily habits practiced by highly successful people
Inc.
From making their beds to meeting new people, get a peek into the daily routines of prominent business leaders.
Hate negative feedback? How to turn any criticism to your advantage
Forbes
No one likes criticism. Use these simple steps as your guide to find value in criticism when negative feedback has you feeling down.
Saying yes to saying no -- when does it work at work?
U.S. News & World Report
How do you successfully push back when you're feeling overloaded?
Ask an honest HR professional: How can I get my new direct reports to respect me?
The Muse
Are your new employees responding to your requests with eye rolls? See what the HR department suggests.
* Trivia Challenge
Brrr! It's getting cold out, so let's take the skyway. The Minneapolis skyway connects how many miles of pathways?
A. 5.5
B. 7.5
C. 9.5
D. 11.5
Want to know the answer? Look for the asterisk * at the bottom of the newsletter.
Marit Pavek
Featured Captain
Andrew Schnese
Staff accountant
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The best piece of advice he's ever received: You can always learn something from everyone.
Find out more about Andrew
Don't miss the BOA's Dec. 31 deadline
Dec. 31 is the Minnesota Board of Accountancy's (BOA) CPA certificate renewal, CPE reporting and firm permit renewal deadline.

All CPAs must renew their CPA certificate by Dec. 31. Active CPAs must also report their CPE for the reporting period of July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2018. Remember, CPE rules have changed since the last reporting and renewal period.
Don't miss the deadline!
Learn more about maintaining your CPA certificate

Understand CPE rule changes

Firm permit renewal:
Your CPA firm permit renewal deadline is also Dec. 31. A firm's permit is tied to individual certificate holders who work at the firm.
  • Dec. 31: Two-thirds of CPA partners, shareholders, members, managers, directors and officers must be in compliance with their individual CPA certificate.
  • March 1: All CPAs noted above must be in compliance.
Firms out of compliance on March 1 will have their firm permit automatically revoked.

Understand firm permit renewal
Photo reel: Oktoberfest
YPG members and DRIVE Emerging Professionals mingled while enjoying an Oktoberfest feast. Prost!
YPG Oktoberfest 1 YPG Oktoberfest 2 YPG Oktoberfest 3 YPG Oktoberfest 4 YPG Oktoberfest 5
Photo reel part 2: 2018 Celebrate CPAs Awards Luncheon
Jeff Silvers Outstanding Young Professional of the Year recipient Jeff Silvers reflects on his involvement in the YPG as a captain and Leadership Committee member. Congratulations to all of this year's honorees.

Relive the celebration
CPE for Young Professionals
NOV
12-13
64th Annual MNCPA Tax Conference (TAX18)
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Minneapolis | 16 CPE, 5.5 Ethics, 14 CFP, 13 CLE, 10 IRS CE
NOV
14-16
Staff Training: Semi-Senior
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Bloomington | 24 CPE
JAN
9
Efficient and Effective Form 1040 Review: The Next Step for Valuable Staff
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Bloomington | 8 CPE, 8 IRS CE
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*Trivia Challenge Answer: C: 9.5 miles

Source: Meet Minneapolis

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