Law & Ethics

Three Ways to Keep Up with Standards
 

Three Ways to Keep Up with Standards

Posted: January 18, 2019
The accounting profession is controlled by standards, and regardless of our viewpoints, adhering to these standards is integral to any practice management plan. To keep up, firms can conduct inhouse seminars throughout the year and encourage staff to join NJCPA interest groups or other professional groups that offer CPE programs.

State Board of Accountancy Proposes New Rules
 

State Board of Accountancy Proposes New Rules

Posted: January 11, 2019
Proposed regulations to overhaul and update all of the New Jersey State Board of Accountancy’s regulations have been published in the New Jersey Register. Comments are due by March 8.

Record Retention for Tax Return Preparers
 

Record Retention for Tax Return Preparers

Posted: November 19, 2018
The rules on record retention can be complex. It's important to stay up to date on federal, New Jersey and New York record retention requirements and recommendations for tax preparers.

Maintaining Independence During the Client Lifecycle
 

Maintaining Independence During the Client Lifecycle

Posted: February 12, 2018
Building a long-term relationship with a client no longer consists of just sending an engagement letter, preparing the financials and issuing the opinion letter. Rather, it is now a strategic process of the long-term implications of the life cycle of services needed by the client.


Update on Commissions and Contingent Fees
 

Update on Commissions and Contingent Fees

Posted: July 31, 2017
Even though it has been almost 30 years since these rules changed in New Jersey, there is still a healthy fear of commission and contingent fee arrangements among the state’s CPAs. Here are some recent changes and major issues to be aware of.

Is it Safe to Talk After You Walk?
 

Is it Safe to Talk After You Walk?

Posted: April 19, 2017
Choosing to leave an employer is never easy, but that becomes more complicated when you leave for an employer's unethical actions. This article discusses how one individual handled the situation.

Codes of Conduct: More Than Just Rules
 

Codes of Conduct: More Than Just Rules

Posted: January 16, 2017
CPAs have not only mastered complex knowledge and skills, but are entrusted with the authority to use them appropriately. The work of a CPA is more than calculations and rule application — it is exercising judgment in an environment of right and wrong.


Is It Time for Value-Centered Accounting?
 

Is It Time for Value-Centered Accounting?

Posted: October 10, 2016
There are many schools of thought on the best ways to make ethical decisions. In this article, take a look at a few and see how a value-centered approach can work well for accountants.

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