Plus, do quirky titles really attract applicants?
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MINNESOTA SOCIETY of
CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS
Business & Industry eNews
DEC. 14, 2018
      ACCOUNTING & AUDITING   
Lease accounting special report: Ready or not
CFO
Many companies still have plenty of work to do to comply with the new lease accounting standard. What's holding them up?
You can never be reminded enough: Renew your CPA certificate
MNCPA Perspectives
It's renewal and reporting crunch time at the Minnesota Board of Accountancy. All CPAs have until Dec. 31 to comply, but at last count, more than 50 percent of you hadn't. Avoid finding yourself on a wild goose chase come Jan. 1.
      DIVERSITY & INCLUSION   
How to launch a specialized diversity and inclusion program (that your company can actually follow)
Entrepreneur
At a recent Controller Roundtable discussion, a member shared her company's interest in launching an internal diversity program. Interest is high, but resources are low. Keep reading if this sounds familiar.
      HUMAN RESOURCES   
Does marijuana and employment go together?
Larkin Hoffman Attorneys
Pardon the pun, but employment laws related to marijuana use are hazy. As more of the country moves toward legalizing cannabis, expect litigation to impact employers large and small.
2019 human resources trends
Larry Morgan, MAIR, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, GPHR
HR expert Larry Morgan is a trendy guy. See what we mean as he predicts what's in store for human resources in the year ahead.

Talk to Larry anytime via the MNCPA HR Hotline.
      PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT   
There's seldom any traffic on the high road
Farnam Street
Aside from being possibly the best headline of the year, this article also serves as a timely reminder to put your ego away in tense situations.
      RECRUITMENT & RETENTION   
Minnesota's tech colleges see surge in skilled-trades training
MPR
In this tight labor market, Minnesota companies have started going straight to the source -- two-year technical programs. Brace yourself. Offers are flying and salaries are soaring, even for first-year students.
Do quirky titles really attract applicants?
The Business Journals
Calling all ninjas, rockstars and wizards. Boy, do we have a job for you!
      SALT   
Check out the DOR's sales tax rate map
Minnesota Department of Revenue
You tested, and the DOR tweaked. Without further ado, we bring you the DOR's new sales tax rate map.
      SUPERVISION   
Re-meet the millennials!
Chief Executive
True or false: You know what makes Generation Y click. FALSE! Here's why savvy companies are throwing conventional wisdom about millennials out the window.
      TAXATION-INDIVIDUAL   
IRS releases 2019 tax brackets
Tax Foundation
Your public accounting days may be behind you, but that doesn't mean you aren't interested in how the IRS is adjusting income thresholds, deduction amounts and credit values for 2019. Geek out, CPA. You know you want to.
Featured Jobs
Grant accountant
Twin Cities PBS
Volunteer: CPA, bookkeeper
All About Family
Volunteer: Treasurer
Imagine Farm
Do you have an open position? A volunteer opportunity?
Submit a classified ad to the MNCPA.
Networking Opportunities
Get involved at the MNCPA. Email Anne Janotta Erickson, senior business & industry marketing coordinator, with questions or to sign up.
JAN
15
Business & Industry Get-Together
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.  |  Ciao Bella, Bloomington
JAN
18
Women's Special Interest Section
7:30 - 9 a.m.  |  MNCPA, Bloomington
Topic: Candid Conversations About Women brainstorm
FEB
14
Business & Industry Advisory Council
7:30 - 9 a.m.  |  MNCPA, Bloomington
Topic: MNCPA Diversity Program
MAR
21
Controller Roundtable
7:30 - 9 a.m.  |  MNCPA, Bloomington
Topic: AP automation
Special Interest Section - your peeps are here!
Have a niche interest? There's a group for that!
The MNCPA's special interest sections prove that knowledge is power and there's strength in numbers. How? By encouraging conversations and networking between niche member audiences. Each members-only section meets quarterly to discuss timely topics.
Join a special interest section
Baby it's cold outside, warm up with webinars
Skip the commute with webinars
If you'd like to get some CPE in before the end of the year, turn to the convenience of webinars. From quick, 1-credit programs to full-day sessions on a variety of topics, you'll find something that works with your schedule.
Search for a webinar
Don't miss the BOA's Dec. 31 deadline
Dec. 31 is the Minnesota Board of Accountancy's (BOA) CPA certificate renewal and CPE reporting deadline.

All active and inactive 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!
Missing the Dec. 31 deadline may result in additional fees and eventual revocation of the certificate itself.

Learn more about maintaining your CPA certificate

Understand CPE rule changes
Upcoming event
CPA Day at the Capitol
Feb. 5 | 8 a.m. noon | 3 CPE, technical | Free, members only

Forty new legislators are on their way to St. Paul come January. Shape the debate by being their go-to source for issues important to your company and business community overall. From federal conformity to taxing professional services, legislators rely on you to break down the facts.

Learn more
CPA Day at the Capitol
Business & Industry CPE
DEC
31
Pay Up! Wayfair Creates Virtual Presence Standard (Webinar)
10 a.m. - noon p.m. | Online | 2 CPE
MAR
19
The Eight-Hour MBA
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Bloomington | 8 CPE
MAR
21
Annual Update for Controllers
AICPA member discount
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Bloomington | 8 CPE
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