11-20 hours Volunteer Opportunities
Estate and Personal Financial Planning Conference Task Force
Task force consists of 10-12 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 providing financial planning and/or wealth management advisory services
Requirements: Participation in 2-3 meetings and performance of various conference duties, such as introduction of one or more speakers
Time commitment: 20 hours annually (includes conference attendance)
Serve as a CPA spokesperson on tax- and accounting-related issues during tax season and beyond. Increase your public profile as you share your expertise and represent the CPA profession via interviews with reporters (print, radio, TV). Spokespersons attend free media training each fall and participate in media interviews as they arise, based on availability and fit.
Time commitment: 3-15 hours
Peer Review Committee
The Peer Review Committee evaluates the results of MNCPA conducted peer reviews and determines the need for corrective action. Committee members attend five 1-2 hours meetings, once in May and then alternating months between June and January. Members are also assigned individual reviews to examine, which is done outside of meetings.
Qualifications: Manager or partner in a public accounting firm that received a pass rating in its most recent peer review. A 2-day training course on "How to Conduct A Review Under the AICPA Practice-Monitoring Program," must be completed either prior to or within one year of joining the committee.
Time commitment: 15-20 hours annually
The Accounting and Auditing Student Conference is developed by a consortium of five accounting associations, including the MNCPA. The conference allows students to learn about career opportunities in accounting and provides employers a venue to meet new accounting graduates. Volunteer opportunities include sitting on the board of the planning committee or assisting staff the day of the conference.
Time commitment: 20 hours
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
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.