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MNCPA Initiatives 

Member resources

The MNCPA offers members high quality services, benefits and resources. We help members stay on top of the latest trends, find answers and demonstrate value to employers and clients.

We make the latest information affecting the accounting profession and CPAs available through our electronic newsletters, Footnote magazine, frequent notices and our website. Online tools help our members track their CPE, manage their CPA exam experiences and search for jobs.

The MNCPA works directly with the Minnesota Legislature and the Board of Accountancy to influence legislation affecting CPAs.

All firms in public accounting need to be enrolled in the peer review program. This is a requirement for membership with the MNCPA, as well as a requirement for firm licensure with the Minnesota Board of Accountancy.

MNCPA member benefits

CPA career information
MNCPA legislative issues


The MNCPA offers more than 250 educational and professional development seminars and conferences each year. We also partner with education providers to provide thousands of webinars and on-demand courses.

MNCPA programs are selected and designed by CPAs and led by experts from across the country. Our events are designed to meet the ongoing professional needs of members working in public accounting, corporate accounting and finance.

The annual MNCPA Tax Conference is nationally recognized and is one of the largest tax conferences in the country.

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Leadership and member involvement

Active volunteers are the backbone of the MNCPA. Members can choose from 40 volunteer opportunities to meet both their needs and interests. Through volunteering, members network with one another, expand their professional knowledge and serve the accounting profession.

The MNCPA is governed by a volunteer board of directors. Some major MNCPA initiatives that excel with member involvement include continuing education, public speaking, financial literacy education and outreach and lobbying.  

Special events welcome new CPAs and foster leadership development. The Young Professionals Group immediately involves young members by enhancing their career opportunities.

Board of Directors
Young Professionals Group (YPG)
Volunteer opportunities 

Serving the public

The MNCPA serves the general public, academia and business communities by providing resources and career education.

Our Talk to the Students program provides resources to high school and college students about careers in accounting. The MNCPA partners with BestPrep to provide financial literacy presentations in middle schools and high schools. We also co-sponsor an annual student conference.

Special events, such as the Taxline phone bank, provide opportunities for the general public to talk with a CPA about specific tax questions. Members can also volunteer to prepare free tax returns for deployed Minnesota soldiers through the Military Tax Assistance program.

The MNCPA website carries information on personal finance, taxes, small business and how to find a CPA. Every week we post articles to the Areas of Interest section organized by topic.

Areas of Interest
Accounting and Auditing Student Conference

Becoming a CPA
Financial literacy outreach
CPA Referral Service