Plus, 3 keys to faster, better decisions
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Business & Industry eNews
MAY 14, 2019
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News and Resources
News & Resources
ECONOMY
CEO confidence continued to slide in April
Chief Executive
Companies are confident, just not as confident as they were a few months back. How does your company compare to the latest CEO Confidence Index report?
FRAUD
Could Enron happen today? All signs point to yes
CFO
Twenty years ago, Enron was the seventh largest U.S. company. Two years later, the smoke and mirrors lifted, revealing a financial scandal that devastated thousands. Could Enron happen today? The CFO at the center of it all thinks so.
HUMAN RESOURCES
Employees in Minneapolis? Court of Appeals says you must follow sick and safe leave ordinance
Faegre Baker Daniels
It looks like Minneapolis' safe and sick leave requirements are sticking around, impacting companies based in -- and out of -- the city. Get the law right or pay the price -- literally.
The legal and ethical implications of using AI in hiring
Harvard Business Review
You know what can't be asked during a job interview. But can you say the same for the AI-powered talent identification and assessment tools you're using to simplify the hiring process?
JUST FOR FUN
What your laptop-holding position says about you
Quartz
Super scientific? Hmm, maybe not. Super fun? You betcha. Here's what you're communicating every time you undock your laptop.
LEADERSHIP
Meet the 2019-20 MNCPA board officers
MNCPA Perspectives
In a profession that's ever-evolving, CPAs need forward-thinking leaders willing to ask tough questions. This year's MNCPA board of directors fits the bill.
3 keys to faster, better decisions
McKinsey Quarterly
Decision-makers fed up with slow or subpar results take heart. Three practices can help improve decision-making and convince skeptical business leaders there is life after death by committee.
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
Want to feel more grateful? This simple mental trick will help
Pinkcast (video length: 102 seconds)
Can't get no satisfaction? Science says you're approaching it wrong. Test drive this trick instead.
SUPERVISION
What should an open-door policy really mean?
Financial Management
There's a direct correlation between an organization's open-door policy and a manager's never-ending to-do list. Learn to balance accessibility with productivity.
TECHNOLOGY
Excel NETWORKDAYS function
Exceljet
Ever wonder how many days until your next MNCPA event? Us too. The wondering is over, thanks to this Excel function.
Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events
MAY
21
CPE
(CPE Savers) Innovative Forecasting and Budgeting: Moving Beyond the Traditional Techniques
8:30 a.m. - noon | Bloomington | 4 CPE
MAY
22
Business & Industry Member Lunch
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. | McCormick's Pub, Wayzata
MAY
30
Spring Recognition Dinner
5:30 - 9 p.m. | Minneapolis Marriott Southwest, Minnetonka
JUN
6
CPE
Ex-CPA Ex-Con Sam Antar Shows You How He Committed the Crazy Eddie Fraud
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Bloomington | 8 CPE
JUN
10
CPE
33rd Annual MNCPA SALT Conference
8:30 a.m. - 4:40 p.m. | Plymouth | 8 CPE, 1 Ethics
JUN
11
Controller Roundtable
7:30 - 9 a.m. | MNCPA, Bloomington
JUN
25
MNCPA Golf Outing
Noon shotgun start | The Wilds Golf Club, Prior Lake
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Awards
And the winner is ...

Help the MNCPA recognize the accomplishments members are making by nominating a CPA peer (or yourself) for one of two annual awards:

Business & Industry Member Award
Every day, corporate CPAs go above and beyond to ensure their companies operate at peak performance. Know of a CFO, controller or other corporate CPA who excels in their field? Tell us more!

Public Service Award
CPAs aren't just good at what they do. They are also good about sharing their skills with communities, organizations and individuals in need. Know a CPA with a knack for giving back? We want to hear from you.
Meet the author
Anne Janotta Erickson
Senior business & industry marketing coordinator
Recognition Dinner Anne
Who has two thumbs and loves a good party? This lady. So, you better believe my calendar is blocked for the Spring Recognition Dinner on May 30. Are you a new CPA? Join us. Work with a new CPA? Join them. The more, the merrier!
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