Help  |  Pay an Invoice  |  My Account  |  CPE Log  |  Log in

CPA Stories

Rachel H. King
Blending passion and career
June 5, 2024
From a very young age, Rachel King knew she had an interest in health care. Both her parents were dentists and her father even wanted her to take over the practice someday. There was just one problem — she knew she didn’t have the stomach for health care... Read more
Lisa Miller
Doing good then and now
May 2, 2024
Miller recently retired after 24 years with Colle McVoy, but the CPA and former CFO didn't ease into retirement on a whimper. Read more
Claudia Revermann
Sharing knowledge and giving back
March 28, 2024
Drawing on her knowledge, Revermann was able to provide guidance and education to the business owners she spoke to for La Mesa Del Emprendedor... Read more
Jeff White
Building a career and a community
March 8, 2024
One question often on the minds of both newly minted CPAs and students still considering the profession: What can I do with the CPA license? For Jeff White, former MNCPA board chair, a better question would be: What hasn't he done with the license? Read more
Sean Linton
A tale of two logs for a SOC specialist
February 19, 2024
Sean Linton spent a lot of time overseas during his eight years in the Navy. Now, an audit partner specializing in SOC (System and Organization Controls) at EisnerAmper LLP, his occasional visits abroad involve walking through data centers scrutinizing security postures and controls. Read more
Becky Seavey
Reaching the next generation of CPAs
August 28, 2023
“I actually became interested in the accounting profession as a high school student myself!” she said, laughing. In Becky’s case, it was her grandfather who first introduced her... Read more
Beth Davis
At the intersection of accounting and the military
July 31, 2023
It’s not often you hear people draw comparisons between an accounting firm and the military, but then maybe you just haven’t met Beth Davis... Read more
Kaarin Kontio Evens
CPA as a second calling
June 28, 2023
Each year the Elijah Watt Sells award recognizes outstanding performance on the CPA Exam. This year, one of those awards went to Kaarin Konito Evens... Read more
Chuck Selcer
Ethics expounder for 40 years
March 16, 2023
The core of Selcer’s motivation is how he’s spent his life, and how the CPA credential has led him down a path that he was willing to embrace every twist that presented itself... Read more
Beth Kieffer Leonard
Building connections, creating new leaders
February 1, 2023
There are many adages and much advice about how to be a good leader, but few walk the walk quite like Beth Kieffer Leonard... Read more
Brian Bluhm
Making his mark with national oversight
January 5, 2023
You can find presidential quotes in droves with a simple web search, but none may apply better to Brian Bluhm, Eide Bailly LLP’s chief quality officer, than this line... Read more
Sara Lord
Evolving the audit process to benefit the profession and the public
December 14, 2022
Every accountant plays a role in keeping the profession credible and respected; but in a lot of ways, auditors lead the charge. Sara and her team read the standards and figure out what technology tools or innovative ways they can do their work differently... Read more
Nick Swedberg
Hospitality guru serves up business success
October 24, 2022
He helped his dozens of business clients not only survive the pandemic but thrive and build toward a new future. "The most common expression I got from clients was how much calmer they felt after talking to me,” Swedberg said... Read more
Sally Mainquist
Helping to end Alzheimer’s one step at a time
September 6, 2022
The annual Alzheimer’s Association’s event is one of Sally’s numerous passions. Promise Garden flowers displayed during the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s event make for festive frames... Read more
Nate Albrecht
Finding the balance of life and work
August 30, 2022
You may not know who Nate Albrecht is, but if you were an MNCPA member in April 2016, you’ve seen him... Read more
Peggy Benson
Helping others understand tax-code complexities for more than two decades
July 28, 2022
“You’ve got to do what you’re best at and what’s fun for you because if you don’t make it fun, it’s a chore and you’re not going to want to do it,” Peggy said... Read more
Randy Zats
Creating pathways for future CPAs
June 14, 2022
You don’t need to be perfect; you just need to start where you are. It’s a philosophy that MNCPA member Randy Zats, CPA has used throughout his accounting career, wellness journey and volunteerism — particularly in addressing the talent pipeline shortage.  Read more
Eric Grube
Caring about people, the pipeline
June 8, 2022
Education isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s an awesome responsibility that educators at all levels take seriously, and there’s no greater example of this than Eric Grube, CPA, DBA, chair of the accounting program at Concordia University, St. Paul. Read more
Boz Bostrom
Striving to make accounting cool
June 1, 2022
In Clemens Stadium at Saint John’s University in Collegeville, the scoreboard is lit, and all eyes are on Boz Bostrom. He’s not leading the school’s football team to its next big win. Instead, he is helping his students gain the tools they’ll need to succeed. Read more