• Embrace Innovation to Survive and Thrive

    by Asael Meir, CPA, CohnReznick | Aug 31, 2018
    Digital transformation will continue to up the expectation ante from customers. It’s a challenge but, like all challenges, it opens an opportunity. Find out how your organization can use data and technology to better engage with customers, understand what they want, and accelerate growth in 2018.
  • What I Learned from Being a Tax Intern

    by William Signoretti, student, William Paterson University | Aug 23, 2018
    Interning at JPMorgan has forever changed my views on an accounting career and it continues to fuel my desire to pursue my degree and CPA license. Here are some points about accounting internships that I can pass along.
  • There's No Time Like the Present for Life Insurance

    by Mark Thomas, CLU, ChFC, Aon Insurance Services | Aug 16, 2018
    Most people spend more time planning vacations than they do on organizing their finances, particularly determining life insurance needs. For CPAs, the same holds true.
  • 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.
  • 7 Due Diligence Tips for Cannabis Operators

    by Greg Chin, Jeffrey Michelson and Kevin Michaelan, CohnReznick | Jun 01, 2018
    Accounting professionals in the U.S. have only begun to recently focus on the cannabis trade as more states legalize the use of marijuana for both medical and adult-use or recreational purposes. Here are seven due diligence tips for cannabis operators as they consider a potential sale of their business.
  • 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.
  • What Can Stop Millennials from Exiting NJ?

    by Ralph Albert Thomas, CEO and executive director, NJCPA | Mar 30, 2018
    Why are so many millennials ditching New Jersey? What can lawmakers, as well as business and education leaders, do to persuade them not to leave? We turned to NJCPA members for guidance.
  • What Clients with College-Age Dependents Need to be Aware of Under the New Tax Bill

    by Doug Stives, CPA, MBA | Mar 16, 2018
    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017 was touted as a tax savings for all Americans, but clients with college-age children don’t stand to reap those benefits. The bad news will sink in for clients when they put together their 2018 tax returns next year.
  • How Business Valuations Help in Owner Disputes

    by Roy H. Kvalo, CPA, ABV, CFF, CGMA, CVA, director, The Curchin Group | Mar 07, 2018
    When business owners are embroiled in conflict, a valuation can be instrumental in paving the way to a resolution. There are three valuation approaches that should generally be considered in an owner's dispute.
  • Marijuana in the Garden State

    by Raymond Owens, CPA, tax supervisor, WithumSmith+Brown | Mar 02, 2018
    With his Jan. 16 inauguration, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy brings a bold new agenda headlined by a desire to legalize marijuana for recreational use. Legislation has already been introduced in New Jersey. Find out what it means for CPAs.
  • Discreet Office Exercises During Busy Season

    by Nicole DeRosa, CPA, MAcc, WithumSmith+Brown | Feb 23, 2018
    We have a very sedentary job as accountants and one of the worst things to do is to sit ALL day long. With busy season upon us, we could all benefit by doing some simple exercises right at our desk. Give these a try.
  • Planning Your Clients’ Exit Strategy

    by Robert Hopper, CPA, partner, Sax LLP | Feb 15, 2018
    One of the most important functions we have as our clients' trusted business advisor is to help them navigate through and plan for their exit strategy. Exit strategies take many forms. Here are some tips to consider when formulating an exit strategy.