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Footnote Magazine

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April 2021

Check out the April Footnote, which includes an interview with new MNCPA board chair Katie Gabriel. Also in this issue:
  • Makeshift home offices and the expectation of more flexible work has accelerated concerns related to data governance and privacy.
  • CPAs performing attestation examinations have a new flexible tool at their disposal.
  • The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted our lives in many ways. But how will the past year affect the next batch of CPAs?

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

The case of Pascale’s sacrifice
Charles Selcer, CPA, MBA
MNCPA member Chuck Selcer shares his knowledge about ethics requirements and laws with unique humorous fictitious stories.

Acknowledging the good in challenging times
Katie Gabriel, CPA
Get insight and news from MNCPA leadership about the organization and professional issues.

Fantasy booking your client lineup
In a recent survey of our Young Professional Group (YPG) members, we asked which celebrity (real or fictional) they would pick to provide accounting advice to and why.

What ‘warrants more attention’
Teresa McAlpine, CPA
This year’s volunteer task force was composed of 15 members, representing 13 accounting firms.

Welcome to retirement! Ensure your CPA certificate is good to go
Anne Janotta Erickson, MNCPA membership marketing team leader
Learn about important news from the Minnesota Board of Accountancy. Monthly topics include rules, CPE requirements, CPA exam information, licensing, and more.

Doty: I choose to use it as a positive
Robert Doty, Minnesota Department of Revenue commissioner
Robert Doty, Minnesota Department of Revenue commissioner, answers questions about his new role.

Katie Gabriel, from auctioneer podium to MNCPA board chair
The new board chair sat down with us to talk about her career, what drives her personally and where she sees the accounting profession heading in the future.

Emerging trends in data governance and privacy
Thomas G. Stephens, Jr., CPA, CITP, CGMA
Business professionals have an absolute need to understand critical emerging trends in data governance and privacy.

Providing flexibility to CPAs performing attestation examinations
Rich Daisley, CPA
There’s a growing area of nonfinancial subjects that warrant a CPA’s examination and opinion, but a client may not have resources to initially measure it.

Upheaval and resilience: The path to accounting amid COVID-19
Corey Butler, MNCPA communications manager
The COVID-19 pandemic will cast a long shadow on our world in ways that even the best futurists have failed to consider. We just don’t know what we don’t know.