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Linda Wedul, CAE

Linda Wedul is president and CEO of the MNCPA. She’s usually spotted at MNCPA events, introducing herself to members with a warm smile and memorable laugh. Mixed among the Footnotes, accounting journals, leadership books and three monitors in her office, you’d be surprised to see a dog kennel. Her unpaid job is volunteering as a foster family for service dogs in training through Can-Do-Canines. She and her husband have two adult children and live in Farmington. Linda can be reached at 952-885-5516 or

CPA pathways discussion: Addressing the objections
May 8, 2023  |  By Linda Wedul, CAE
The reason driving the change — the declining number of CPAs — is well-documented, so what are the objections to broadening the pathway to CPA licensure? Let’s discuss... Read more
Learn more about proposed changes to Board of Accountancy rules
April 7, 2023  |  By Linda Wedul, CAE
The Minnesota Board of Accountancy is seeking comments as it moves through its process of adopting new rules. Please submit comments through May 3, 2023... Read more
Comment on exposure draft concerning CPA exam scores
March 29, 2023  |  By Linda Wedul, CAE
The MNCPA, along with 15 other state societies, support a 36 month window for CPA exam scores to be valid, allowing busy candidates more viable time to sit for the exams. Please send your support of this change to NASBA... Read more
CPA credential legislation is start of discussion
March 1, 2023  |  By Linda Wedul, CAE
Declining high school graduation sizes, increasing demand for CPAs, increasing retirements and declining number of candidates sitting for the CPA exam are converging... Read more
Response to Journal of Accountancy article, Feb. 10, 2023, ‘NASBA upholds 150-hour education requirement’
February 27, 2023  |  By Linda Wedul, CAE
We believe we are closer to the AICPA and NASBA in finding solutions for this critical issue than the article leads readers to believe... Read more
An agile accounting profession requires adaptable licensing requirements
February 23, 2023  |  By Linda Wedul, CAE
There are not enough CPAs now nor expected in the future to meet the needs of communities, entities and clients, setting up a perfect scenario for future financial failures. Introducing legislation was driven by several years of MNCPA member concerns and feedback... Read more
Broadening the path to CPA licensure
January 31, 2023  |  By Linda Wedul, CAE
Last month, MNCPA members received an email that the MNCPA board approved moving forward with drafting legislation to broaden the path to CPA licensure in Minnesota... Read more
Feedback sought for revised Statements on Standards for Tax Services
October 27, 2022  |  By Linda Wedul, CAE
Comments must be submitted by Dec. 31, 2022... Read more
Be a voter and leader
October 6, 2022  |  By Linda Wedul, CAE
Every Minnesota state senator, representative, state office holder (governor, attorney general, secretary of state, auditor) are on the ballot, along with... Read more
MNCPA urges congressmembers to extend first quarter estimated tax payments
April 7, 2021  |  By Linda Wedul, CAE
It’s not always easy to see what our government relations efforts look like on the surface. But the following shows that our advocacy work is making a difference for members... Read more