About Minnesota CPAs

Not all accountants can call themselves a certified public accountant (CPA). A CPA is an accountant who has been certified by the Minnesota Board of Accountancy. To become certified, a CPA must graduate from an accredited college with at least a bachelor's degree in accounting or finance. Certification also requires passing the rigorous Uniform CPA Examination and a state ethics exam. To maintain certification, a CPA must complete 120 hours of continuing professional education every three years.

CPAs in Minnesota work in a variety of firms, companies and industries. Forty-five percent of MNCPA members work in public accounting firms; 42 percent work in Minnesota companies; and the balance work in government, education or other settings.

CPAs are often associated with tax and audit work, but CPAs also offer a variety of other services, including business valuation, fraud investigations, technology consulting and personal wealth management.

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Tanya Mellen
Office: 952-885-5530
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Office: 952-885-5533
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