NJCPA Focus

NJCPA Focus is an informative blog that discusses timely issues, trends and developments in the accounting industry from NJCPA members, staff and other professionals. 

  • Your Professional Association is a Leadership Incubator

    by Michael Cherenson, APR, Success Communications Group and past PRSA Chair and CEO | May 17, 2018
    Training and leadership development are essential for all professional service firms. While your firm can invest heavily in an internal professional and leadership development program, professional associations provide members with a unique opportunity to develop and hone leadership skills.
  • Is It Time to Start Your Own CPA Practice?

    by Alvin Fennell III, Aon Insurance Services | May 11, 2018
    Opening your own CPA practice is an exciting step. After working for others, being your own boss sounds like a dream, even if it means making some initial sacrifices in terms of your available time and personal cash flow.
  • 12 Advantages of Tax Season

    by Ed Mendlowitz, CPA, WithumSmith+Brown, PC | Apr 24, 2018
    Tax season presents exciting opportunities for CPA firms and their staff. Sure, there is a great concentration of work in a short period with occasional pressure, but if handled properly, the work can be managed sensibly with tensions at reasonable levels.
  • Why Aligning Strategy and Performance Matters

    by Joseph Tarasco, CPA, CEO and senior consultant, Accountants Advisory Group, LLC | Apr 18, 2018
    Following a retreat or planning meeting, most CPA firms develop comprehensive goals and objectives. However, to be a more cohesive organization, firms need to align the performance and skills of partners and staff to the goals and objectives of their firm.
  • What I Learned from My Tax Internship

    by David Luc, a senior at Kean University | Apr 05, 2018
    As an intern at Freedman Accounting Services, CPA, PA, based in Clark, New Jersey, my responsibilities consisted of helping to prepare 1040 tax returns, familiarizing myself with their taxation program, prepping their files or work papers, and engaging with clients.

 

We welcome interest in writing for NJCPA Focus. Please refer to the following guidelines in writing a blog post:

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