MNCPA Perspectives

Speak up to get what you want
Aug. 15, 2017  |  By Lynn Kletscher
Confession: I am a fan of the McDonald’s Big Mac. Not the calories — just the awesome flavorful mix of the sesame seed bun, beef and, oh yes, the... Read more
Challenge your assumptions, read science fiction
Aug. 9, 2017  |  By Linda Wedul
I recently read the book, "Seveneves," by Neal Stephenson. It’s promoted as an "exciting and thought-provoking science fiction epic," which, I admit,... Read more
Rule No. 1: Know what the rules are
Jul. 31, 2017  |  By Faye Hayhurst, CPA
I would like to blame someone else or “the system,” but it was my own fault. I was recently married when I first left Minnesota with my new... Read more
Try before you buy
Jul. 21, 2017  |  By Stephanie Schmidt
It's a brilliant concept, right? I can’t tell you how many times I've bought something after sampling it at Costco. Had I not tried it, I would've... Read more
Tracking regulations? Don't forget to look in your own backyard
Jul. 19, 2017  |  By Geno Fragnito
Are you keeping up with regulatory changes? I know you’re thinking, “What kind of question is that? I’m a CPA. Of course, I’m keeping up with... Read more
Staffing remains top issue for firms
Jul. 12, 2017  |  By Linda Wedul
Finding qualified staff. Are you already groaning? Whether you’re a firm of two or 222 CPAs, the 2017 PCPS CPA Firm Top Issues Survey reveals... Read more
Too much Excel CPE? Proposed rules suggest so
Jun. 30, 2017  |  By Lynn Kletscher
Almost every CPA I know uses Excel. It doesn’t matter whether they’re in public accounting, business and industry, government, or education. The... Read more
Mind blown -- or is it?
Jun. 26, 2017  |  By Faye Hayhurst, CPA
The first time I thought about being an accountant was in 6th grade, when we had to pick a possible career to write about. My big brother was... Read more

 
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