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December 2017/January 2018

Cozy up with the December/January issue of Footnote and get the latest news.

  • A strong safety culture benefits the bottom line
  • Three little words: Busy season time
  • The importance of practice continuation agreements

Updates from our members, including promotions, new hires, speaking engagements and firm news.

The case of the anti-skeptic
Charles Selcer, CPA, MBA
MNCPA member Chuck Selcer shares his knowledge about ethics requirements and laws with unique humorous fictitious stories.

'Tis the season for reflection
Jennifer H. Elder, CPA, CMA, CIA, CFF, CGMA, MS, president, The Sustainable CFO
Get insight and news from MNCPA leadership about the organization and professional issues.

A strong safety culture benefits the bottom line
Daniel J. Reidenberg, Psy.D, executive director, Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
Generally, workers' compensation premiums take into account how an employer's past claim costs compare with similar employers.

Suicide: The unthinkable that happens too often
Brian Bluhm, CPA, partner, Eide Bailly LLP
Suicide is this unthinkable act that everyone seems to know someone who has died from it. The numbers tell us it occurs more often than most people are aware. Suicide is a major public health issue.

Business Perspective: Robert Half
Resources of more than 2,200 CFOs found that 80 percent of the respondents' companies have yet to begin the transition to comply with the new lease accounting standards.

Three little words: Busy season time
Corey Butler, MNCPA communications coordinator
We wanted to break down tax season to it's essence. We surveyed more than 100 MNCPA members in public practice and asked how they would describe busy season using three words.

The importance of practice continuation agreements
Eve Borenstein, JD, BAM Law Office LLC
Succession planning remains a top concern for partners of CPA firms small and large.

Growing up CPA
Anne Janotta Erickson, MNCPA senior business & industry marketing coordinator
Congratulations to the nine MNCPA members who were recently named 2017 CFO of the Year honorees by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.

How much audit documentation is enough?
Thomas J. Shroyer, J.D., Moss & Barnett and Myron Frans, Minnesota Management and Budget commissioner
Imagine you are an audit partner in a thriving CPA practice. Your audit clients are in industries you know well, and many of the clients have been with you well over a decade.

Minnesota budget 101: Where the money comes from, where it goes and how the state budget works
Dan Mulvaney, CPA (inactive), MBA, Sunbelt Business Advisors
Find out about key issues the MNCPA is monitoring at the Capitol. Stay current on legislative news and events with stories, tips and grassroots involvement.

Firm permit renewal: Don't make the same mistake this year
Learn about important news from the Minnesota Board of Accountancy. Monthly topics include rules, CPE requirements, CPA exam information, licensing, and more.