About the Author

Faye Hayhurst, CPA

Faye Hayhurst is the MNCPA director of finance and administration. She is committed to using numbers to tell relevant stories, although she also employs words, charts and occasionally clothing to communicate a message. While some have questioned her about the pressures of being the CPA for the MNCPA, Faye considers presenting financial information to fellow CPAs a dream job. Outside of storytelling with numbers, Faye enjoys directing her church's handbell choir, visiting national parks and other scenic places, and checking out the chocolate products at Trader Joe's. Faye can be reached at 952-885-5540 or

Wrestling with college funding
Mar. 13, 2018  |  By Faye Hayhurst, CPA
Doing what’s best for our children -- can we all agree this is a high priority for most parents? Of course, “what’s best” is up for debate, and... Read more
BOA rule change affects peer review for new firms
Feb. 6, 2018  |  By Faye Hayhurst, CPA
Revised administrative rules were published by the Minnesota Board of Accountancy (BOA) on January 10, 2018. The most significant changes have to do... Read more
Reflecting on an icon
Dec. 18, 2017  |  By Faye Hayhurst, CPA
On Dec. 6, the CPA profession lost an icon -- Howard Guthmann, formerly of the Wilkerson Guthmann CPA firm in Arden Hills. Howard was 95, and had... Read more
Why you shouldn't scoff at cybersecurity importance
Nov. 20, 2017  |  By Faye Hayhurst, CPA
Have you gotten the message yet? Bad guys — hackers, phishers, cyber criminals — are out there and they seem to be targeting everyone. It’s big... Read more
Why every CPA needs to know about the FASB not-for-profit changes
Oct. 11, 2017  |  By Faye Hayhurst, CPA
My son is a fan of public radio. No, not a news and information station, but one that plays alternative music. As is typical of such organizations,... Read more
When shortcuts lead to detours
Sep. 5, 2017  |  By Faye Hayhurst, CPA
CPAs are smart people. Earning an accounting degree and passing the CPA exam are basic evidence of that. And sometimes, smart people... 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
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
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
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

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