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

  • Tax Practitioners Need to Analyze Their Own Risk Appetites Before Servicing the Cannabis Industry

    by Raymond V. Owens, CPA, tax supervisor, WithumSmith+Brown | Jul 31, 2018
    Tax practitioners will have to examine their appetite for risk before serving clients in the cannabis industry. Education on Internal Revenue Codes will allow tax practitioners to best protect themselves from scrutiny as will understanding the calculation of cost of goods sold (COGs).
  • 5 Considerations When First Starting Out in Accounting

    by Matthew DeLorenzo, MSPA, and Regina Balagtas, CPA, Citrin Cooperman | Jul 25, 2018
    When first starting out at a firm, early career professionals need to have a positive attitude, ask for feedback and ask questions. Find out other ways to begin the job right.
  • 10 Things Accounting Professionals Should Know About Social Media

    by Patrick Treusdell, CPA, Public Company Community | Jul 20, 2018
    Your accounting firm or business needs to have an awesome social media presence. If you neglect social media, you are leaving money on the table.
  • Lessons Learned at NJCPA 2018 Annual Convention & Expo

    by Pui Man Chan, Stockton University student | Jun 28, 2018
    Like the professional attendees, as a student, I learned valuable information at the New Jersey Society of CPAs (NJCPA) 2018 Annual Convention & Expo. Here are three lessons to pass on.
  • 7 Tips for Success in Driving Performance with Metrics

    by Jay Giannantonio, CPA, MS, CIA, Executive Education, Inc. | Jun 14, 2018
    Using the right metrics can help drive profitability. But what metrics do we choose to get us where we really want to go? Find out what attendees at NJCPA's 2018 Annual Convention & Expo heard.


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