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November 2017

Come along as we profile this year's recipients of the Celebrate CPAs awards.

  • Profiles of Celebrate CPAs award recipients
  • Want to sell your firm someday?
  • Don't miss clean energy tax opportunities

Spotlights
Updates from our members, including promotions, new hires, speaking engagements and firm news.

The case of Hedda's bad hop
Charles Selcer, CPA, MBA
MNCPA member Chuck Selcer shares his knowledge about ethics requirements and laws with unique humorous fictitious stories.

Bringing out everyone's best
Jeffrey J. White, CPA, CGMA
Get insight and news from MNCPA leadership about the organization and professional issues.

Want to sell your firm someday?
Dan Mulvaney, CPA (inactive), MBA, Sunbelt Business Advisors
Selling an Upper Midwest-based CPA practice to a non-insider buyer can be a daunting task.

MNCPA Celebrate CPAs 2017 award recipients
CPAs, colleagues, family and friends came together to honor the accounting profession, the difference CPAs make in their communities, and the recipients of the MNCPA's 2017 Celebrate CPAs awards.

A man for all (tax) seasons
Anne Janotta Erickson, MNCPA senior business & industry marketing coordinator
Mark Sellner, MNCPA Distinguished Service Award recipient

Working to make his communities better
Alicia Pack, MNCPA membership marketing coordinator
Zack Ryan, MNCPA Public Service Award recipient

Refusing to take shortcuts
Mike Crabtree, CPA, JD, tax partner, Boulay
Luke Selvig, MNCPA Outstanding Young Professional of the Year Award recipient

Stuart Bear, Friend of the Profession
You might assume that an instructor who doesn't use PowerPoint is doomed. That isn't the case when you attend one of Stuart Bear's sessions.

Thomas Shroyer, honorary member
CPAs know Tom for his national reputation. The MNCPA knows Tom for his help preparing court briefs, offering insights on legislative proposals and providing loss-prevention tips to members.

Sandy Neren, Friend of the Profession
Sandy is known for forging her own path. When choosing a career, even though she comes from a family of CPAs, Sandy decided to go into law and, ultimately, government relations.

Don't miss clean energy tax opportunities
Jill M. Hoffmann, CPA, MBA, partner, Schlenner Wenner & Co.
With a concerted effort to increase clean energy options in this country, businesses and individuals alike need to be aware of forthcoming changes, specifically as it pertains to tax opportunities.

MNCPA peer reviews: system reviews passes increase, engagement reviews decrease
Jill M. Hoffmann, CPA, MBA, partner, Schlenner Wenner & Co.
This article is intended to provide a summary of the peer review results for firms that have their peer review administered by the MNCPA.

Is your CPA certificate ready for retirement?
Learn about important news from the Minnesota Board of Accountancy. Monthly topics include rules, CPE requirements, CPA exam information, licensing, and more.

Legislators want to hear from you -- even when you disagree
Andrew Seifert, JD, tax consultant, Wipfli LLP
Find out about key issues the MNCPA is monitoring at the Capitol. Stay current on legislative news and events with stories, tips and grassroots involvement.

Feast on these features of the MNCPA's annual Tax Campaign
Corey Butler, MNCPA communications coordinator
This coming year marks our eighth annual Tax Campaign, where we educate the public on all the services available to them when they hire someone with the letters CPA behind their name.