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The Minnesota Association of Public Accountants is a nonprofit professional organization. Our members represent small to medium size accounting practices that serve businesses, farmers and individuals throughout Minnesota.

MAPA’s purpose is to help the accounting professional attain the highest level of proficiency and integrity. We promote a spirit of professional cooperation, and provide a platform for the exchange of information, questions and fresh ideas. We strive to ensure that the state’s citizens have the benefit of accurate, impartial, and professional services.

Since 1940, MAPA has been providing members with the services they need. In a competitive and demanding industry where rules and requirements change overnight, we furnish the tools for you to not only stay abreast of changes, but continuously expand your skills into new areas.

The Minnesota Association of Public Accountants has adopted, and is governed by, the Minnesota State Board of Accountancy Rules and Regulations and the Code of Professional Conduct.

Education and Seminars, CPE Opportunities

View the MAPA Calendar for event details and registration.

Regional Meetings

Continuing professional education opportunities are also offered at regional meetings throughout Minnesota.

NEW! Special Discounted Access to NSA Online Training and Education Resources

By special arrangement with the National Society of Accountants (NSA) MAPA members can now access all live, self-study, webinar and online NSA courses and educational offerings including the annual meeting, spring and fall programs, prep courses, and webinars at special Affiliated State Organization (ASO)/NSA member rates. This is not an insignificant discount! A typical rate for a 2 hour course is $210 to the public with the discount rate being $69. NSA currently has a list of 50+ archived and upcoming live webinars covering a range of topics. You can view them at: webinars.nsacct.org. A member code is required to access these trainings.

Quality Review Program

As an approved Report Acceptance Body with the Minnesota State Board of Accountancy, MAPA is authorized to review and process your quality review reports.

Networking and Professional Contacts

State and local regional meetings provide continuing education and networking opportunities.

The MAPAN Professional Newsletter

The monthly newsletter keeps members abreast of information regarding accounting, MAPA, Minnesota, and IRS news. Members also have the benefit of free advertising in the newsletter.

Accountants Professional Liability Plan

The Accountants Professional Liability program, recommended by the National Society of Accountants, is available to members of the Minnesota Association of Public Accountants (MAPA). This program provides access to Travelers 1st Choice+SM *, a "state of the art” errors and omissions policy that was designed with you, the accounting professional, in mind. Whether you are a bookkeeper, tax preparer, enrolled agent or Certified Public Accountant, this plan can be tailored to fit your business, so you don’t have to pay for coverage you don’t need.

Coverage features list | Flyer with more details | Application

Accounting & Auditing Student Conference

MAPA cosponsors this program, bringing professionals together with potential graduates for career opportunities and exposure to information about the accounting and auditing profession.

Publicity and Press Releases

Members are kept current on important press releases through the monthly newsletter, and special email notices during tax season.

Client Tax Newsletter

Annual fall newsletter that you can provide to your clients with the latest Federal and Minnesota tax law changes (available on website).

Membership Directory

An important resource on the MAPA website listing MAPA members and organization information.

Annual Tax Directory

A resource in the member section of the MAPA website listing important local and national phone numbers, websites and email addresses.

National Society of Accountants Affiliation

Legislative Lobbying and Presence

Ewald at the Capitol

Monthly emailed updates on happenings at the Capitol that affect accounting professionals and the industry.

Legislative and Other Government Affairs Meetings and Liaisons

Liaison with:

  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Minnesota Department of Revenue
  • DEED

State Board of Accountancy Liaison and Monitoring

Central Office Location and Service

Unlike many associations whose office changes regularly, depending on who the officers are, MAPA has a central office in St. Paul, Minnesota.

 
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