Member and Firm News

The NJCPA celebrates the accomplishments of its members and the firms and companies they work for. To submit a news item, click here.

Member News

  • Dr. Sean Stein Smith, CPA, CGMA, has been selected to serve as an E.C. Harwood Visiting Research Fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research during the fall of 2019. Sean was selected due to his extensive track record of research, publications, applications and presentations in the areas of blockchain, cryptoassets and the accounting implications of these technological changes. He was previously honored by the NJCPA as a 2019 Ovation Award winner, by the AICPA as a member of the 2017 Leadership Academy and by the NJCPA as a 30 under 30 professional in 2015. Sean is an assistant professor at the City University of New York (Lehman College) and chairs the NJCPA Emerging Technologies Interest Group.
  • Jose Borbon, CPA, was one of only 38 CPAs honored by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) as a member of the Leadership Academy’s 11th graduating class. Jose was selected based on his exceptional leadership skills and professional experience for the four-day Leadership Academy program, which will be held from Oct. 6-10 in Durham, N.C. Jose is an assistant vice president and senior auditor at Kearny Bank and is responsible for conducting the internal audits of the commercial and residential lending business lines, as well as auditing the allowance for loan and lease losses reserve.

Company News

  • McCarthy & Company, PC, has announced that Richard P. Higgins, CPA, has been named managing principal of its New Jersey office. Located in Beachwood, NJ, this office serves clients throughout the Garden State, as well as New York. The firm’s headquarters are in Lafayette Hill, PA.
  • Prager Metis CPAs is proud to announce the formation of The Prager Metis Charitable Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization which will serve to coordinate and support the philanthropic fundraising and efforts of the firm. In addition to the firm’s annual fundraising efforts and partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, Prager Metis contributes annually to numerous charitable organizations and groups concerned with health and social service matters, education, economic development, and arts and cultural programs.