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CPA exam set to change in 2024 [MNCPA]
Spread the word! For those who have already taken one or multiple parts of the exam, encourage them to complete (and pass) all four sections of the current exam to get ahead of the change.

Forgetting firm permit renewal: How bad is it? [MNCPA]
Forget the small stuff. Here’s why forgetting to renew your firm permit for 2023 is a very big deal.

Networking: How to make meaningful, in-person connections in 3 easy steps [MNCPA]
Networking is about making contact with people and exchanging information, ideally to the mutual benefit of everyone. Here are tips to successfully work any room.

The power of a new day [MNCPA]
Get insight and news from MNCPA leadership about the organization and professional issues.

Refresh your leaders with sabbaticals [MNCPA]
Increasing numbers of employers are offering sabbatical leave to combat burnout and inspire employee retention. Read about the experiences of MNCPA members who have taken sabbaticals.

3 questions every business owner needs to address in their succession plan
When it comes to succession planning, most business owners probably realize there are many important factors at play. But what exactly do they need to address during the process?

Automatic CPA certificate revocation is a thing of the past [MNCPA]
Legislation passed in 2022 eliminates the automatic revocations requirement after two years of not renewing and allows the lapsed certificate to show up as expired.

Hanging your shingle [MNCPA]
Have you ever thought of running your own shop? Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit? Does the thought of risk not scare you? Then making this move can be awesome.

How to fix the leaky CPA pipeline [MNCPA]
Additional recruitment efforts won’t resolve staffing shortages if retention issues aren’t fixed first.

Please, keep being you [MNCPA]
Get insight and news from MNCPA leadership about the organization and professional issues.

Breaking myths about neurodiversity
Neurodiversity has always been around, but we’re only just starting to realize how we can support neurodiverse people and take advantage of their skills.

CPA Evolution will impact today’s interns; how can organizations prepare?
Leaders may want to engage with human resource teams to consider how CPA Evolution will impact their approach to talent acquisition moving forward.

Carrying credits back? We’ve got your back [MNCPA]
While fixing a CPE shortage isn’t the end of the world, it’s still a compliance mishap. Don’t delay; the noncompliance fees add up.

Managing your EX (employee experience) [MNCPA]
In a tight labor market, the employee experience becomes a major part of your recruitment and retention strategy. Employers must define and articulate what makes them stand out from other employers.

Overcome the martyrdom of the profession [MNCPA]
Here are changes that can help curb death by a thousand paper cuts in your A&A practice.

Dealing with too many ‘quick questions?’ [MNCPA]
You might think interruptions are just a fact of life when you are an accountant, but for the sake of maximizing productively and maintaining your well-being, it’s important to set boundaries.

Keep the CPE flowing ahead of June 30 [MNCPA]
Stay in the know with this helpful flowchart that outlines CPE requirements and certificate renewal information.

Opportunities lie ahead for the profession [MNCPA]
Get insight and news from MNCPA leadership about the organization and professional issues.

Is there a silver lining to the Great Resignation?
Here are five recommendations to implement now to help mitigate a stressful busy season due to staff shortages.

Your client is interested in an ESOP: Why do they need a feasibility study?
An ESOP can be a great way for a business owner to transition their business and give back to their employees, but it’s not ideal for everyone. Before you move forward, it’s wise to crunch some numbers to make sure it is a viable option.

Communication drives everything [MNCPA]
Adapt your communication style to meet others where they are.

Rise to the challenge of the moment [MNCPA]
Get insight and news from MNCPA leadership about the organization and professional issues.

Striving to make accounting cool [MNCPA]
MNCPA board member, Boz Bostrom, publishes his first novel, ‘The New Start’.

Tax survey respondents share telltale signs of busy season [MNCPA]
Once again, we’re in the midst of busy season. For some, it’s as though it never ended.

Business as unusual
Employers are faced with changing traditional ways of addressing employment issues and short-term solutions are not likely to help.

CPA firms: Expect the unexpected [MNCPA]
Don’t forget to incorporate the BOA rules into your succession-planning discussion. Doing so will help you to avoid complications, especially if non-CPA owners are involved.

Let’s all do our part! [MNCPA]
Get insight and news from MNCPA leadership about the organization and professional issues.

The importance of employer branding [MNCPA]
A dive into what an employer brand is, how to build your employer branding strategy and how to promote it to attract high-quality candidates.

Two MNCPA members recognized as CFOs of the Year [MNCPA]
In what has become an annual tradition, MNCPA members are among the recipients of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal’s CFO of the Year award.

Add HRAs to your client’s tax planning toolkit
With a wage war in many sectors, what more can employers provide to tip the balance for staff retention?

Firm permit renewal is a very big deal [MNCPA]
Without a permit, a firm cannot operate or advertise as a CPA firm, nor perform compilations, audits or other attest services.

In the season of thanks, here are mine [MNCPA]
Get insight and news from MNCPA leadership about the organization and professional issues.

Ready to be a healthier human? [MNCPA]
Prioritize yourself so you can unleash your leadership potential.

Is an ESOP the right exit strategy for you?
Though ESOPs can be relatively complex, they are often an excellent succession tool for a seller that can provide significant tax and intangible benefits.

Ann Etter, Outstanding Contributor Award [MNCPA]
Ann Etter is the recipient of the Outstanding Contributor Award, which honors those whose volunteer contributions to MNCPA programs bolster the success of members and the profession.

Dan Kidney, Volunteer Excellence Award [MNCPA]
Dan Kidney is a recipient of the Volunteer Excellence Award, which recognizes members who have served as a volunteer for at least five years and provided significant contributions to the MNCPA.

Don’t be scared! Renew and report before Dec. 31 [MNCPA]
Make no bones about it, Dec. 31 is your deadline for renewing and reporting to the BOA. Miss it and you’re out of compliance.

How to prevent turnover when introducing your ‘new normal’ [MNCPA]
It’s time to prepare for a long-anticipated but more gradual shift to the workplace of the future.

Marjorie Heap, Excellence in Professional Development Award [MNCPA]
Marjorie Heap is the recipient of the Excellence in Professional Development Award. The award recognizes members who develop unique MNCPA educational programming.

Masha Yevzelman, Friend of the Profession [MNCPA]
Masha Yevzelman is the recipient of the MNCPA Friend of the Profession award, which recognizes non-CPAs who provide exceptional support to the CPA profession and/or MNCPA.

MNCPA honors 10 individuals with awards [MNCPA]
In a time of uncertainty, it’s nice to recognize a never-wavering certainty: MNCPA members continue to accomplish the extraordinary.

Scott Kadrlik, Volunteer Excellence Award [MNCPA]
Scott Kadrlik is the recipient of the Volunteer Excellence Award, which honors those who have volunteered with the organization for five years and provided leadership or significant contributions.

The life and times of a networking zealot [MNCPA]
Get insight and news from MNCPA leadership about the organization and professional issues.

Todd Koch, Distinguished Service Award [MNCPA]
Todd Koch has earned the MNCPA’s highest honor given to a member, the Distinguished Service Award.

Should employers require a mandate to vaccinate?
President Joe Biden last week unveiled new vaccination requirements that are expected to have major repercussions for employers.

My client asked me about an ESOP; what do I need to know?
Employee stock ownership plans may be the right business succession tool for your clients who are nearing retirement. Hillary Hughes shares important facts about ESOPs.

CPA status options: Can I? Should I? How do I? [MNCPA]
Whether you’re changing your CPA status from inactive to active or vice versa, the most important part is getting the answer right.

Get ahead of the ‘great resignation’ [MNCPA]
Get insight and news from MNCPA leadership about the organization and professional issues.

Coach your candidates for a CPA exam win! [MNCPA]
Learn about important news from the Minnesota Board of Accountancy. Monthly topics include rules, CPE requirements, CPA exam information, licensing, and more.

How can you take constructive action understanding Minnesota Nice, diversity, equity and inclusion? [MNCPA]
What steps can you take regarding niceness at work? This article provides you with insights to help you be further educated and action items to help you going forward.

Take care of yourself, each other [MNCPA]
Get insight and news from MNCPA leadership about the organization and professional issues.

Considerations for financing ESOPs — a banking perspective
Owners and trusted advisers should review items like motivation, finances, culture, legacy, community impact, tax and bank issues.

How to leverage referrals in this virtual world
Thankfully, there are options that exist to bring in new business from behind your desk.

As organizations move back to work, what does ‘the new normal’ look like? [MNCPA]
The pandemic required employers to rethink office and work arrangements. Employers are also were faced with demographic, economic, cultural and technological changes.

Can we have the best of both worlds? [MNCPA]
Hybrid work may be a win-win for employees and employers.

Communications the key to our sustainable relationship [MNCPA]
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.

CPE: Carryback and carry on [MNCPA]
Learn about important news from the Minnesota Board of Accountancy. Monthly topics include rules, CPE requirements, CPA exam information, licensing, and more.

ESOPs: It’s not always about the money
There are also many ways in which an ESOP can meet the nonfinancial goals of a business owner.

The FAQs of an ESOP
An ESOP might be an appealing option for your business or for a client. Find out more.

Journey from inactive to active CPA [MNCPA]
I’m eager to share my story with you because I don’t want you to make the same mistakes that I made.

Keeping fresh: How to prevent burnout [MNCPA]
Burnout among CPAs and financial professionals happens when people are in a state of emotional, physical and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. 

We can never go back to before [MNCPA]
Now is the time to start thinking about a different normal in the workplace. The future of retaining — and recruiting — staff may depend on it.

Well, hello, June 30! [MNCPA]
Learn about important news from the Minnesota Board of Accountancy. Monthly topics include rules, CPE requirements, CPA exam information, licensing, and more.

Acknowledging the good in challenging times [MNCPA]
Get insight and news from MNCPA leadership about the organization and professional issues.

Upheaval and resilience: The path to accounting amid COVID-19 [MNCPA]
The COVID-19 pandemic will cast a long shadow on our world in ways that even the best futurists have failed to consider. We just don’t know what we don’t know.

Welcome to retirement! Ensure your CPA certificate is good to go [MNCPA]
Learn about important news from the Minnesota Board of Accountancy. Monthly topics include rules, CPE requirements, CPA exam information, licensing, and more.

Flexibility and the workplace of the future: What does that mean? [MNCPA]
Here’s the bottom line as you prepare to lead the workplace of the future: Creating flexibility by design gives your organization a better chance of success than allowing flexibility with ambiguity.

Pulse Survey results guiding MNCPA offerings in 2021 [MNCPA]
Since the start of the pandemic, the MNCPA has sent multiple Pulse Surveys to determine how COVID-19 is impacting your business. Here's what we learned and are doing.

Small, but mighty: Combating microaggressions [MNCPA]
Everyday verbal and nonverbal insults, known as microaggressions, are negatively effecting how we interact with each other.

Succession planning best practices
Succession planning today is more complex for professional services firms than it was 15 years ago.

Advancement of women in public accounting [MNCPA]
Women continue to be underrepresented in the leadership of public accounting firms and are not progressing to the top of the profession at the same rate as their male counterparts. 

Embracing the ‘silver’ [MNCPA]
Get insight and news from MNCPA leadership about the organization and professional issues.

Webinars and blended learning aren’t the same [MNCPA]
Learn about important news from the Minnesota Board of Accountancy. Monthly topics include rules, CPE requirements, CPA exam information, licensing, and more.

How to overcome screen fatigue [MNCPA]
We are faced with a behemoth of challenges as we face this “new normal.” Yes, we’re talking screen fatigue, perhaps better known as Zoom fatigue.

Avoid firm permit renewal hiccups [MNCPA]
Learn about important news from the Minnesota Board of Accountancy. Monthly topics include rules, CPE requirements, CPA exam information, licensing, and more.

Make a plan for Dec. 31 [MNCPA]
Learn about important news from the Minnesota Board of Accountancy. Monthly topics include rules, CPE requirements, CPA exam information, licensing, and more.

Business Perspective: Salo [MNCPA]
Crises are nothing new for career consultants. After all, organizations often bring in consultants when they have big, hairy, complicated problems to solve and little time to solve them.

Ensure your CPA status is ready for anything [MNCPA]
Learn about important news from the Minnesota Board of Accountancy. Monthly topics include rules, CPE requirements, CPA exam information, licensing, and more.

Dealing with return-to-work stress
As more workers transition back to the office, what can organizations do to plan for a safe, comfortable transition?

Making a move? Don’t forget about your CPA certificate [MNCPA]
Learn about important news from the Minnesota Board of Accountancy. Monthly topics include rules, CPE requirements, CPA exam information, licensing, and more.

The value of neurodiversity
Neurodiversity is a term that recognizes certain individuals' brains function differently and includes people on the autism spectrum, as well as those with dyslexia or ADHD, among other conditions.

Be the CEO of your career [MNCPA]
It’s imperative to take ownership of your career trajectory. This was true prior to the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, and it’s even more true now as we face continued uncertainty.

Continuous testing available to CPA exam candidates [MNCPA]
Learn about important news from the Minnesota Board of Accountancy. Monthly topics include rules, CPE requirements, CPA exam information, licensing, and more.

We all have our CPA stories [MNCPA]
Get insight and news from MNCPA leadership about the organization and professional issues.

COVID-19 pandemic turns CPAs into emergency workers
Many people think that accountants are just rational unfeeling counting machines who operate completely on logic and reason.

4 tactics for effective change management in the multigenerational workplace [MNCPA]
Managers are progressively tasked with mastering change management. Success depends on how well finance leaders support these changes within their teams.

COVID-19, disaster planning guidance for employers [MNCPA]
Whether for the COVID-19 pandemic or a future disaster, make sure your office has a plan in place to keep operations going.

Understanding less traditional CPE options [MNCPA]
Learn about important news from the Minnesota Board of Accountancy. Monthly topics include rules, CPE requirements, CPA exam information, licensing, and more.

Be the CEO of your career
It’s imperative to take ownership of your career trajectory. Don’t leave it to chance. No one cares as much about your career advancement as you do. Think of your career as a business and guess who’s the CEO? It’s you!

Making teleworking work in a time of crisis
With the spread of COVID-19, which is the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, many employers who have not previously implemented telecommuting/work from home (WFH) arrangements, are being forced to offer WFH arrangements.

Generation who cares? [MNCPA]
Do generational differences really matter? Consider these thoughts to address the situation in your office.

She said/she said [MNCPA]
We sat down to chat with a mentor and mentee from Deloitte about how both people can benefit from the relationship and experience of mentoring.

Addressing the frogs in your life [MNCPA]
Get insight and news from MNCPA leadership about the organization and professional issues.

The kids are alright [MNCPA]
Sixteen accounting students share their thoughts and expectations for the future of the profession and their respective careers.

Keys to workplace happiness
Happiness at work is something nearly everyone wants, but it can be challenging to achieve.

3 ways new employee surveys can improve retention
Here are three ways that a new employee survey can support and even improve retention. Make sure to ask the right questions and analyze the results for action.

Learning the ropes: A tale of attending client meetings with a mentor
Teaching less experienced staff members how to work client meetings is a win all around for the team.

Advice from managing partners on leadership
If you are a new leader or a seasoned one, here is some advice for you. 

Lessons learned: Networking, job transition during a pandemic [MNCPA]
Generally, it’s a challenging process to find a new job during the best of times. But now, amid a global pandemic? What an interesting, unique time to look for a new role.

What are your record retention rights? [MNCPA]
Learn about important news from the Minnesota Board of Accountancy. Monthly topics include rules, CPE requirements, CPA exam information, licensing, and more.

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