CEO Compass is my conduit to share thoughts, ideas and plans, and sometimes even questions and challenges that we are facing here at the New Jersey Society of CPAs. I plan to publish CEO Compass each quarter, but if there’s something exciting going on we may issue a bonus issue from time to time.

— Aiysha Johnson | NJCPA CEO and Executive Director

CEO Compass - Spring 2024

by Aiysha (AJ) Johnson, MA, IOM | NJCPA CEO and Executive Director | Apr 23, 2024
The mission of professional membership organizations is primarily educational and informational, but here at the NJCPA we also leverage our expertise and influence in the state capitol, amplifying the voices of accounting and finance professionals such as you. We’ve encouraged members to participate in the NJCPA’s advocacy efforts and established a “culture of advocacy.”

CEO Compass - Winter 2024

by Aiysha (AJ) Johnson, MA, IOM | NJCPA CEO and Executive Director | Jan 22, 2024
As we begin 2024, the profession’s pipeline challenges remain front and center. The NJCPA Board of Trustees and Pipeline Task Force are exploring all options to attract more students to the profession while maintaining the highest standards expected of a CPA.

CEO Compass - Fall 2023

by Aiysha (AJ) Johnson, MA, IOM | NJCPA CEO and Executive Director | Oct 19, 2023
Our political system is founded on the principle of citizens sharing their views and concerns with policymakers. No matter who you vote for next month, it’s important that you make your voice heard.

CEO Compass - September 2023

by Aiysha (AJ) Johnson, MA, IOM | NJCPA CEO and Executive Director | Sep 11, 2023
I’ve spent the last three months meeting with profession leaders to understand the opportunities to positively impact the profession, their business objectives and how the NJCPA can help position them for success moving forward. I thank those of you who have shared your candid insights with me and look forward to continuing the conversations.

CEO Compass - August 2023

by Aiysha (AJ) Johnson, MA, IOM | NJCPA CEO and Executive Director | Aug 14, 2023
As you might expect, I’ve spent much of my first two months as your CEO in meetings with members and NJCPA leaders learning more about what keeps CPAs up at night. Unsurprisingly, the talent pipeline shortage is the accounting profession’s single-most important issue.

CEO Compass - July 2023

by Aiysha (AJ) Johnson, MA, IOM | NJCPA CEO and Executive Director | Jul 13, 2023
I am thrilled to be writing to you after my first month here at the NJCPA — a month that started with our Convention & Expo in Atlantic City, where we celebrated our 125th anniversary, said “mahalo” to Ralph Albert Thomas, learned many ways to move the profession forward and held numerous side conversations. Our annual event even made it into the pages of NJBIZ.