Plus, 3 smart investments to retain millennials
MNCPA
MINNESOTA SOCIETY of
CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS
Firm Administrator Bulletin
DECEMBER 2018
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 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.
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Firm permit renewal:
Firm permit renewal deadline is also Dec. 31. Firm permits are 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.
Note: All CPAs must renew their individual certificates by Dec. 31.

Firms out of compliance on March 1 will have their firm permit automatically revoked.

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MAP Survey results released for Minnesota
AICPA and CPA.com
The 2018 MAP Survey results for the Midwest region and Minnesota are now online. See if your firm is competitive when it comes to compensation, recruiting and average billing rates.
3 smart investments to retain millennials
Entrepreneur
The keys to retaining millennials aren't ping pong tables and nap pods; they're much less expensive and give a much greater return in investment.
4 factors that make a firm a great place for women
Fast Company
Roughly half of accounting students are female, but does your firm support them? Here are steps you can take to make your firm stand out and how to promote these initiatives to prospective employees.

Looking for other ways to support women in the profession? Invite your female CPAs to attend the MNCPA's Women's Special Interest Section meeting on Jan. 18 from 7:30 - 9 a.m.
Save time with these 6 Microsoft Windows shortcuts
Journal of Accountancy
Just when you think you've got Windows figured out, here comes more productivity tips that would have helped to know last week during that project.
How to help your employees learn from each other
Harvard Business Review
With busy season looming, everyone's time is going to be at a premium. Help your employees become more efficient by coaching them on the best ways to learn from each other.
Your stress-free guide to holiday travel
MarketWatch
Do travel nightmares overshadow the excitement of visiting family and friends for the holidays? Put an end to some of that stress with these handy tips.
Think and Grow Rich
Book of the Month

Think and Grow Rich

Author: Napoleon Hill
Pages: 256

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Are you fully staffed for tax season?
Looking for full-time or seasonal help? Consider posting a classified ad on the MNCPA website. Ads are seen by thousands of monthly visitors. Contact Leslie Mueller at 952-885-5520 or lmueller@mncpa.org with questions.

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CPE for You
DEC
28
Personal Leadership Skills (Webinar)
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Online | 4 CPE
JAN
2
Self-Promotion for Career Advancement: Communicating Your Strengths (Webinar)
noon - 1 p.m. | Online | 1 CPE
JAN
24
Navigating Difficult Conversations (Webinar)
3 - 4 p.m. | Online | 1 CPE
CPE for Your Staff
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
JAN
14
Preparing Individual Tax Returns for New Staff and Paraprofessionals
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Bloomington | 8 CPE, 8 IRS CE
JAN
15
Tax Reform Update: Latest Developments for Individuals, Small Businesses, Corporations and Pass-Through Entities
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Bloomington | 8 CPE
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