CPAs in Business & Industry Volunteer Opportunities

Business & Industry Advisory Council

Corporate CPAs have the opportunity to influence the MNCPA’s focus on business and industry initiatives through this advisory council. Share your thoughts surrounding current issues impacting the CPA community. This will also serve as a platform for evaluating MNCPA offerings such as publications, topics of interest and other member benefits.
Qualifications: CPA working in business and industry capacity; 2+ years of MNCPA membership
Requirements: Participation in 3-4 meetings annually

Time commitment: 5-9 hours annually

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Controller Networking Group

Join fellow MNCPA members serving in controller roles for this networking opportunity. This group is ideal for controllers looking to grow their circle of peers and learn from the experiences and knowledge of others. Group dynamics and discussion topics are determined by the group, providing a loose format to meet needs of members. Participation is at the discretion of the individual.
Qualifications: MNCPA members working in controller or related capacity

Time commitment: 5-9 hours annually

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General Industries Review Task Force

By reviewing audited statements submitted by MNCPA members, the General Industries Review Task Force increases member awareness and understanding of accounting principles.  Members of the Task Force spend about four hours each year independently reviewing financial statements and then meet for a half day session in September to offer specific, constructive comments on the statements.
Qualifications: 3+ years experience performing, reviewing, or supervising audits; currently working in public accounting

Time commitment: 6-8 hours annually

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Leadership Summit

This members-only MNCPA event will gather CPAs who represent the future leadership of the accounting profession. We will examine how the accounting profession—and the professionals in it—will evolve over the next several years and how today’s leaders can best motivate and mold the CPA leaders of tomorrow. Visit www.mncpa.org/summit for the annual date.
Qualifications: Mid-level managers in public accounting and industry
Requirements: MNCPA member; must hold CPA certificate

Time commitment: 5 hours

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Management & Business Advice Advisory Group

Members of this advisory group guide the MNCPA professional education team in selecting management CPE courses for the upcoming year. Qualified advisers make decisions about CPE attendance for themselves and their staff. They also help identify hot topics and trends in education for CPAs who work outside the public accounting environment in companies and organizations in Minnesota.
Time commitment: 4-5 hours

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Management and Business Advisors Conference Task Force

Task force consists of 12-15 MNCPA members who assist with the development of the conference agenda by identifying and selecting relevant topics and qualified speakers. Perks include building relationships with other MNCPA members who have a similar professional interest and receiving a complimentary conference registration.
Qualifications: 3+ years' leadership/management experience (i.e. CFO, controller, finance director) or 5+ years' experience providing business advisory services
Requirements: Participation in 3-4 meetings and performance of various conference duties, such as introduction of one or more speakers

Time commitment: 23-25 hours annually (includes conference attendance)

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MNCPA authors

Position yourself as a leader in the profession by sharing your knowledge with MNCPA members as an author of an article for an MNCPA publication. Articles may be used for the the MNCPA website, in MNCPA e-newsletters or in Footnote, the MNCPA member magazine published nine times each year. You may also contribute content to be used in MNCPA Perspectives, the MNCPA blog. Articles should have a focus on current developments, trends and issues affecting the accounting profession. Prospective authors work with MNCPA editors to develop an article idea, outline and content.
Time commitment: 1-5 hours

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SALT Conference Task Force

Task force consists of 7-10 MNCPA members who assist with the development of the conference agenda by identifying and selecting relevant topics and qualified speakers. Perks include building relationships with other MNCPA members who have a similar professional interest and receiving a complimentary conference registration.
Qualifications: 3+ years' industry experience in multistate taxation (CFO, controller, tax manager/specialist) or 5+ years' experience providing multistate tax advisory services
Requirements: Participation in one meeting and performance of various conference duties, such as introduction of one or more speakers

Time commitment: 10 hours annually (includes conference attendance)

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Reasons to volunteer

Here are three important business reasons you and your firm should be volunteering:

  • Network. The most essential part of any business.
  • Show your stuff. Volunteering and community service show potential customers the integrity of your company and demonstrates the quality of your work.
  • Get attention. No better way to get positive PR exposure, and attracting new customers doesn’t hurt either.