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September 2017

Unconscious bias, employee privacy rights and blockchain are just a few of the articles that highlight the September issue.

  • Unconscious bias and the triumph of inclusion over illusion
  • Employee privacy rights versus the employee's right to monitor
  • Blockchain in accountancy and beyond

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

The case of the imagined threat
Charles Selcer, CPA, MBA
MNCPA member Chuck Selcer shares his knowledge about ethics requirements and laws with unique humorous fictitious stories.

We must embrace, celebrate diversity and inclusion
Jennifer H. Elder, CPA, CMA, CIA, CFF, CGMA, MS, president, The Sustainable CFO
Get insight and news from MNCPA leadership about the organization and professional issues.

APBP: Inspiring the brightest students to become CPAs
More than 20 high school students accounting, business and math teachers embarked on a three-day training program called the Accounting Pilot & Bridge Project (APBP) at the MNCPA.

MNCPA hosts inaugural Small Business Advisory Day
Twenty small-business owners met with CPAs for free 30-minute consultations.

It's none of your business (or is it?)
Justin Robinette, marketing director, DS+B | CPAs + Business Advisors
This article examines the tension between employee privacy expectations and an employer's desire to monitor employee activity in a number of areas.

Should your firm have in-house marketing?
Ron Quaranta, chairman of the board, Wall Street Blockchain Alliance
For most accounting firm and professional service firm partners, the question is not whether you should invest in marketing to grow revenue, but how.

A new way to do what we do
Ron Quaranta, chairman of the board, Wall Street Blockchain Alliance and Angela Lurie, CPA (inactive)
This article will attempt to provide a brief background on blockchain technology, a high-level understanding of how it functions and what it may mean for the world of accountancy and finance.

Business Perspective: Robert Half
Suri Surinder, CEO, CTR Factor
Does your job description stand out or get lost in the shuffle? Tips to writing and effective job description to be seen by job seekers

Dueling with dinosaurs
Luke Selvig, CPA, Boyum & Barenscheer, PLLP
Unconscious biases can be roadblocks in our everyday lives. Read how to counteract them.

Why service, involvement in your professional organization matters
Michael A. Gregory, founder, Michael Gregory Consulting, LLC
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.

Corporate CPAs: Step right up to this certification info
Learn about important news from the Minnesota Board of Accountancy. Monthly topics include rules, CPE requirements, CPA exam information, licensing, and more.

The only thing holding you back: the belief that you can't do it
Corey Butler, MNCPA communications coordinator
Have thoughts like these ever run through your head: Am I really qualified to go for that promotion? How will I find time to accomplish everything? What is wrong with me?