6-10 hours Volunteer Opportunities

Audits of Employee Benefit Plans Conference Task Force

Task force consists of 5-7 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' experience performing, reviewing or supervising employee benefit plan audits
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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Audits of Local Government 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' experience performing, reviewing or supervising local government audits
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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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is elected by the membership. They govern the organization and set the strategy for the Society's future.  There are six regular half-day board meetings during the year plus a two day board retreat. Reading and other preparation is required before each meeting.  Board members are expected to attend MNCPA functions, serve on board task forces, and meet with members.

Interested in applying for the MNCPA Board or Directors? Download an application or contact Judy Cochran at 952-885-5501 or by email. All applications are due November 15, 2018.


Time commitment: 10+ days

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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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Business Valuation Conference Task Force

Task force consists of 5-7 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: 5+ years' experience performing business valuations and/or providing related 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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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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Employee Benefit Plan Review Task Force

Employee Benefit Plan Review Task Force members review employee benefit plan financial statements submitted voluntarily by MNCPA members. Feedback from the Task Force helps CPAs to stay abreast of meeting industry standards and regulatory requirements. Members of the Task Force spend about four hours each year independently reviewing assigned financial statements and then meet for a  half-day session in early January to compile specific, constructive comments on the statements.
Qualifications: 3+ years experience performing, reviewing or supervising employee benefit plan audits; currently working in public accounting

Time commitment: 6-8 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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Not-for-Profit 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' nonprofit industry experience (i.e. finance director, financial manager) or 5+ years' experience providing advisory services to the nonprofit industry 
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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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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School District Audits 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' experience performing, reviewing or supervising school district audits
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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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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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.