September 2012   


In This Issue

The Scoop on FEWnet

FEWnet Member Spotlight

Table Talk

What FEWnet Members are Reading

The Certes Experience


FEWnet Members on the Move

Long-Term Contractors and Perm Candidates


The Scoop on FEWnet

Hello FEWnet Friends,

It’s time for the FEWnet Annual Party!

We already have nearly 300 women registered to join us on Thursday evening, September 27th, but don’t worry it’s not too late to sign up. Email Stephanie at and she’ll be happy to get you on the list. Be sure to invite a female friend in accounting and finance to join you as well.

Our speaker this year is Alice Richter. As many of you know, Alice was the first female partner at KPMG's Minneapolis office. She now serves on several Boards and is very well known in the finance & accounting industry. She’s a delightful woman with a great story! I hope to see you at the party!


If your company is in need of top-tier accounting and finance talent look no further than Certes. We’d love to help you with all of your accounting and financial staffing needs. Our sister-divisions, SNI Financial, Accounting Now, and SNI Technology will assist you in your permanent placement, clerk to mid-level accounting, and all levels of IT talent staffing solutions.

Enjoy the crisp weather as we head into autumn!

Take care,

Sally Mainquist, CPA

FEWnet Founder

President, Certes Financial Pros
FEWnet Member Spotlight

If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it. The more things you do, the more things you can do.    

                                                                          ~Lucille Ball


Oh, she’s busy alright! Not only is Kim Cielecki a Senior Director at a fast-paced, leading global healthcare products provider, but she makes time for family, hobbies, and cultivating her creative side.



                                                          Learn more about Kim.  

Table Talk

Each month our small group members delve into topics that affect every workplace. Take a moment to think about these timely topics:

  • Are you good at delegating?
  • How can you establish trust with your team?
  • Finding work-life balance.


                                                                            Read on




Whether on your Kindle, Nook, or checked out from the library, pick up the books our small group members are suggesting.

Gone Girl

by Gillian Flynn

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

by Cheryle Strayed

In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin

by Erik Larson

Make More Money by Making Your Employees Happy

by Dr. Noelle Nelson

The No Gossip Zone: A No-Nonsense Guide to a Healthy, High-Performing Work Environment

by Sam Chapman

"Clearly we hit the “jackpot” when we were connected with you – your help was critical to our progress this past year."
                                                                - Certes client

FEWnet Annual Party

When: Thursday, September 27, 2012

Where: The Sheraton Minneapolis West
12201 Ridgedale Drive ~  Minnetonka, MN

Time:  5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Join FEWnet friends for a complimentary evening of
hors d’oeuvres, wine and beverages, networking, and fun!


Invite a female friend in accounting and finance to join you.
Please be sure to register yourself and your guest.
Email Stephanie at
Include your name, company, title, and email address.

Members on the Move

Kathy Jennings of AmeriPride Services was named one of Finance & Commerce Top Women in Finance. Congratulations to Kathy!

Lois Martin of Ceredian Corp. and Kris Larson of Certes Financial Pros were also each named Finance & Commerce Top Women in Finance. As two-time winners, Lois and Kris are now members of the Finance & Commerce Circle of Excellence. What an achievment for Lois and Kris!

 Contract and Perm

Certes Financial Pros specializes in providing senior level financial professionals to Twin Cities companies needing contract, contract-to-perm, and permanent staffing support. As an award-winning "Best Employer," Certes is here to help you find top notch talent for your finance and accounting teams or that next career move with one of our outstanding clients. Begin exploring opportunities today!

Do you have an immediate staffing need? Our four local divisions of SNI Companies can help!

Certes Financial Pros:
Senior level accounting and finance contract staffing
SNI Financial:
Senior level permanent placement staffing solutions

Accounting Now: Clerk to mid-level finance and accounting staffing

SNI Technology: Full service IT staffing solutions

Check out a sampling of the high-caliber talent available through our network and give us a call.

Long-Term Contractors Available

Perm Placement Candidates for Hire

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