Member Programs Volunteer Opportunities

IRS Disaster Response

Consider volunteering for the IRS Disaster volunteer program if you have tax expertise. Volunteers will receive a notice from the MNCPA if a tax assistance location is set up by the IRS or the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in our area. Volunteers will help disaster victims prepare and file amended and delinquent returns and casualty losses. Some training may be required for volunteers before working in a recovery center. This is often only 1-2 hours and in some cases has been done online.
Time commitment: 1-5 hours

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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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Small Firm Round Tables

Join fellow MNCPA members in small firms for this networking opportunity. This group is ideal for sole proprietors and small firms 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 a small firm (1 – 10 CPAs) or sole proprietor

Time commitment: 5-9 hours

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Student Conference

The Accounting and Auditing Student Conference is developed by a consortium of four accounting associations. The conference allows students to learn about career opportunities in accounting and provides employers a venue to meet new accounting graduates.
Time commitment: 20 hours

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Student Mentor Directory

Connect with college-level accounting students who are looking for career guidance and advice. Your name, position and years of experience are listed in an online directory, and students can reach out via email when questions arise. Common topics include accounting career paths, the CPA exam and interview prep.
Time commitment: Varies

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Young Professionals Focus Group

The YPG Focus Group is designed to gather input from young professionals about programs, services and issues targeted at young professionals. Members of the focus group will be asked to provide input on everything from evaluating MNCPA publications and other offerings to questions or discussions about current issues impacting the CPA community. Communication is primarily via email.
Time commitment: 1-5 hours

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Young Professionals Group Captain

The Young Professionals Group Captain program is designed to encourage participation in Young Professionals Group (YPG) events. The program awards points for each guest a captain brings to a YPG event. Captains accumulate points to earn incentives, and the top scorer is awarded a $500 Visa gift card. 
Time commitment: Varies

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Young Professionals Group Leadership Committee

The Young Professionals Group is comprised of emerging leaders in search of social, educational and networking opportunities. Its leadership committee plans events and strategies that help new accountants enter the profession successfully. The Committee also oversees the Young Professionals Group Captain program, which encourages CPAs to promote MNCPA events and educational programs at their firms. 
Time commitment: 16-20 hours

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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.