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Footnote Magazine

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August/September 2022

The August/September Footnote examines CPA pipeline challenges and explores what needs to be done to resolve staffing shortages. Also in this issue:
  • Highlights from the MNCPA’s Management & Business Advisers Conference.
  • Information on how to start your own practice.  
  • A look back on how MNCPA members contributed to Prepare + Prosper this past busy season.
  • Tips to help you curate an ideal client roster.  

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

Please, keep being you
Charles Esler, CPA
Get insight and news from MNCPA leadership about the organization and professional issues.

The case of can Trinh Natee keep her San Natee?
Charles Selcer, CPA, MBA
MNCPA member Chuck Selcer shares his knowledge about ethics requirements and laws with unique humorous fictitious stories.

How to fix the leaky CPA pipeline
Blake Oliver, CPA
Additional recruitment efforts won’t resolve staffing shortages if retention issues aren’t fixed first.

A look back at the MNCPA’s MBAC22
The MNCPA’s premier event for CFOs, financial leaders, internal auditors and business advisers was back this year in a new format and new venue.

Hanging your shingle
Zack Ryan, CPA, Value Forward Advisory
Have you ever thought of running your own shop? Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit? Does the thought of risk not scare you? Then making this move can be awesome.

5 tips to help you prune toxic clients
Kristy Gusick, Align Marketing Group
At the end of the day, not every client is a great client. And having great clients at your firm keeps your firm profitable and your team happy.

The hand of private equity in accounting firms
Natalie Rooney
Private equity is reaching into the accounting world, but why — and what’s the trade-off for CPA firms?

2022 legislative session review
Geno Fragnito, MNCPA director of government relations
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.

Automatic CPA certificate revocation is a thing of the past
Anne Janotta Erickson, MNCPA membership marketing team leader
Legislation passed in 2022 eliminates the automatic revocations requirement after two years of not renewing and allows the lapsed certificate to show up as expired.

Stepping up, standing out with Prepare + Prosper
After another successful tax season in 2022, let's look back at some of the volunteer contributions MNCPA members have made.