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CPA Evolution is coming — are you ready?
September 14, 2022  |  By Stephanie Schmidt
For those interested in taking the CPA Exam, big changes are coming... Read more
Employee and employer: Shaping the future of work
September 22, 2022  |  By Corey Butler
Let me share something that you’ve either heard or, more likely, have experienced: Today’s workers are not the same ones who went home in March 2020 at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic... Read more
It’s a big week for accounting in Minnesota!
November 7, 2022  |  By Stephanie Schmidt
In an ongoing effort to grow the CPA pipeline, the MNCPA joined forces with more than 35 state CPA societies and the AICPA in a concentrated effort to raise awareness of the accounting profession within schools nationwide. Read more
MNCPA members: What concerns us most about upcoming tax season
January 10, 2023  |  By Corey Butler
We asked our members as part of the annual MNCPA Tax Survey about what concerns them most about this upcoming tax season... Read more
Blackout dates ahead of CPA exam changes
January 18, 2023  |  By Anne Janotta Erickson
A completely overhauled CPA exam will hit testing centers in January 2024. Newsflash: That’s officially one year away! Mark these important dates on your 2023 calendars... Read more
Broadening the path to CPA licensure
January 31, 2023  |  By Linda Wedul, CAE
Last month, MNCPA members received an email that the MNCPA board approved moving forward with drafting legislation to broaden the path to CPA licensure in Minnesota... Read more
The gift of time, knowledge ahead of CPA exam changes
February 13, 2023  |  By Stephanie Schmidt
I have good news for anyone who is currently taking the exam or will begin the process this year: The Minnesota Board of Accountancy (BOA) approved an 18-month credit extension... Read more
An agile accounting profession requires adaptable licensing requirements
February 23, 2023  |  By Linda Wedul, CAE
There are not enough CPAs now nor expected in the future to meet the needs of communities, entities and clients, setting up a perfect scenario for future financial failures. Introducing legislation was driven by several years of MNCPA member concerns and feedback... Read more
Response to Journal of Accountancy article, Feb. 10, 2023, ‘NASBA upholds 150-hour education requirement’
February 27, 2023  |  By Linda Wedul, CAE
We believe we are closer to the AICPA and NASBA in finding solutions for this critical issue than the article leads readers to believe... Read more
CPA credential legislation is start of discussion
March 1, 2023  |  By Linda Wedul, CAE
Declining high school graduation sizes, increasing demand for CPAs, increasing retirements and declining number of candidates sitting for the CPA exam are converging... Read more
Comment on exposure draft concerning CPA exam scores
March 29, 2023  |  By Linda Wedul, CAE
The MNCPA, along with 15 other state societies, support a 36 month window for CPA exam scores to be valid, allowing busy candidates more viable time to sit for the exams. Please send your support of this change to NASBA... Read more
NASBA votes to extend CPA Exam window to 30 months — but it’s not that easy
April 25, 2023  |  By Corey Butler
The amendment increases the length of conditional credit from 18 months to 30 months. Individual state boards of accountancy still need to vote on the measure ... Read more
CPA pathways discussion: Addressing the objections
May 8, 2023  |  By Linda Wedul, CAE
The reason driving the change — the declining number of CPAs — is well-documented, so what are the objections to broadening the pathway to CPA licensure? Let’s discuss... Read more
Broadening the pathways to CPA licensure discussion will continue
May 22, 2023  |  By Geno Fragnito
The MNCPA board-approved bill, with bipartisan support in both the Minnesota House and Senate, did not become law this year, but this is not the end of this bill... Read more
Why should a school district care about CPA licensure?
August 4, 2023  |  By Guest Author
Working in public education, I am acutely aware of how difficult it is to hire quality staff, but I never took a step back to think about what this means in other sectors throughout Minnesota... Read more
Experiential learning: An evolution in how knowledge is obtained by prospective CPAs
August 15, 2023  |  By Guest Author
As the AICPA and NASBA consider new ways to enhance the attractiveness of the profession to counter a drop in accounting student enrollments and retain them... Read more
The CPA pipeline: Students are the future
August 29, 2023  |  By Julia Shiota
The 2023 MNCPA Annual Meeting this month provided an opportunity to reflect on challenges by discussing areas of the profession that still need addressing, such as the CPA pipeline... Read more