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Footnote Magazine

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February/March 2021

It's a new year and a new Footnote. The February/March issue is now available, which delves into lessons learned amid crisis to shape the workplace of the future, and also includes:
  • COVID-19 law highlights
  • Combating microaggressions
  • Forecasting ideas

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

MNCPA 2021 board ballot
Five MNCPA members are up for election this year to the board.

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

A year of lessons, reflections; adapting in the time of COVID
Ben Ellingson, CPA, CGMA
Get insight and news from MNCPA leadership about the organization and professional issues.

Pulse Survey results guiding MNCPA offerings in 2021
Since the start of the pandemic, the MNCPA has sent multiple Pulse Surveys to determine how COVID-19 is impacting your business. Here's what we learned and are doing.

Small, but mighty: Combating microaggressions
Dr. Abdul M. Omari
Everyday verbal and nonverbal insults, known as microaggressions, are negatively effecting how we interact with each other.

Flexibility and the workplace of the future: What does that mean?
Jon Lokhorst, CPA, ACC
Here’s the bottom line as you prepare to lead the workplace of the future: Creating flexibility by design gives your organization a better chance of success than allowing flexibility with ambiguity.

How to make financial forecasting essential
Blake Oliver, CPA
This article is not for you if you love forecasting. If, on the other hand, being asked to create a financial forecast fills you with discomfort to existential dread, keep on reading!

The ever-changing world of accounting standards
Joseph T. Berndt, CPA
CPAs pivoted to respond to the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, foregoing the rituals and traditions that would normally bring staff together.

The hidden gems of the new COVID-19 tax law
Rick Meyer, CPA, MBA, MST
It seems that with all new tax law, it boils down to some basic chunks of data: The headliner provisions (we’ve all heard and read about), the extenders, the esoteric provisions and everything else.

MNCPA 2021 legislative agenda set
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.

Could your CPE be audited in 2021? Maybe
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.