MNCPA Perspectives Archive

Peer Review enters the PRIMA era
May 22, 2017  |  By Faye Hayhurst, CPA
PRIMA is the latest acronym in the accounting world, and anyone involved in peer review -- whether as a firm or as a reviewer -- needs to get... Read more
Let's recognize Minnesota's newest CPAs
May 15, 2017  |  By Stephanie Schmidt
From the day you were born, being noticed was engrained in your behavior. When you took your first step, your parents gasped with excitement!... Read more
Protect your personal information
May 8, 2017  |  By Geno Fragnito
Your personal information is everywhere. Do you know what’s out there? I know what you’re thinking: you pay attention to detail, so of course you... Read more
5 business development myths you should dispel today
May 1, 2017  |  By Lynn Kletscher
You go to college, study and pass the CPA exam. You take a position with a firm. Maybe you work on a few audit engagements or prepare some tax... Read more
Laughter, changes and a little REM: The MNCPA is feeling fine
Apr. 24, 2017  |  By Linda Wedul
Happy New Year! That’s right, April marks the start of a new fiscal year for the MNCPA. For several years, we've held an annual all-staff meeting to... Read more
Choosing accountability
Apr. 17, 2017  |  By Faye Hayhurst, CPA
It’s a familiar scenario: there’s a mess, something is broken or dessert is found half eaten before dinnertime. And the culprit is nowhere to be seen.... Read more
Did you know? New info about the CPA exam's score-release timetables
Apr. 10, 2017  |  By Stephanie Schmidt
Out with the old and in with the new when it comes to the CPA exam — and there’s something you should know. There’s been talk for months about the... Read more
Planting seeds to maximize future yields
Apr. 3, 2017  |  By Geno Fragnito
As winter fades, I’m sure your thoughts are drifting from year-end or tax deadlines to evenings of grilling on the deck, a day at the lake or a... Read more
CPE Model Rules: call for comments
Mar. 27, 2017  |  By Lynn Kletscher
I’m a rule follower. I love black and white; I don’t love gray. If a rule is not clear, I prefer to err on the side of caution. You’re likely a... Read more
It's a good time to be a CPA
Mar. 17, 2017  |  By Linda Wedul
What's on your radar? This question frequently appears on MNCPA board meeting agendas, and it’s often my favorite part of the meeting. This is... Read more
Do you know what you don't know?
Mar. 13, 2017  |  By Faye Hayhurst, CPA
It was one of those spring days after April 15, when the collective intensity level in our CPA firm was down a few notches from where it had been... Read more
Having someone in your corner
Mar. 6, 2017  |  By Stephanie Schmidt
Wake up, work, shower, breakfast and out the door. Go to work -- work some more. Then it’s home for dinner, help with homework, sports, spelling... Read more
CPA Day at the Capitol - build on the momentum
Feb. 27, 2017  |  By Geno Fragnito
It was an icy commute to St. Paul that early February morning. But the slick roads didn’t stop more than 70 MNCPA members from descending to the... Read more
CPE: The next generation
Feb. 20, 2017  |  By Lynn Kletscher
Nano, nano! Greetings, CPA life forms! If you’re of my generation (I’m not saying which one) or a Robin Williams fan, you hopefully get the play... Read more
When the MNCPA calls
Feb. 13, 2017  |  By Linda Wedul
If you recently got a call from the MNCPA about your firm permit, that was a good thing. Receiving a call meant we identified your firm permit as... Read more
Ahhhhh, the smell of budget numbers in the morning!
Feb. 6, 2017  |  By Faye Hayhurst, CPA
It’s budget time at the MNCPA — one of my favorite times of the year (second only to our annual audit, but that’s for another blog post). The... Read more
Connecting people with people, opportunities
Jan. 27, 2017  |  By Stephanie Schmidt
I was reminded once again recently why I love my job. Our main goal as an association is to help people — help them learn, help them grow, help... Read more
CPAs are making a difference at the Capitol
Jan. 20, 2017  |  By Geno Fragnito
Each session brings about surprises. This year’s surprise came in the form of an early federal conformity package. After not having a tax bill for... Read more
The CPE Catalog continuum
Jan. 13, 2017  |  By Lynn Kletscher
My siblings and I relished the J.C. Penney Catalog, even fought over it. It was 1,000 pages of pure bliss. What were the hot new toys? What were the... Read more
Give and take
Jan. 9, 2017  |  By Linda Wedul
Welcome to Perspectives, a new MNCPA blog designed to share insights and observations about the accounting profession, and how the MNCPA is... Read more