The accounting profession is rapidly changing due to technology, regulation and the business climate. As a CPA or financial professional, it is imperative that you know where the profession is headed so you can make the necessary changes to be ready for the future.
CPAs and other financial professionals
This edition of IssuesWatch will cover New Jersey and national updates, including:
- New Jersey’s proposed 2019/20 budget
- The latest on important NJ legislation, including the pass-through entity bill, legalization of cannabis and more
- NJ’s tax incentive programs
- Employment law updates
- Status of updates to NJ CPE regulations
- The impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and efforts to repeal/change the SALT deduction cap
- New NJCPA programs and services
Online pre-registration for this event is now closed.
Sarah Krom, CPA
SKC & Co., CPAs, LLC
Sarah Krom, CPA, PSA, is a managing partner at SKC & Co., CPAs, LLC. She works primarily with entrepreneur business owners who have high growth goals for their company. Sarah offers budgeting, forecasting, controller for hirer, HR for accounting department, cost reduction and financing negotiations services. She prides herself on allowing her clients to sleep at night as she shoulders many of the anxieties that tie down successful entrepreneurs. Additionally, she is responsible for recruiting in her firm and heads up the IT committee. Most recently, Sarah began working on developing her own list of clients through aggressive marketing and business development. She is the president-elect of the NJCPA for 2017/2018 and was a former chair of the NJCPA's Young CPAs Council.
Ellen C. McSherry
Chief Operating Officer
New Jersey Society of CPAs
Ellen McSherry is Chief Operating Officer for New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA). She oversees the management of all programs that support the organization's strategic plan, mission and objectives. Ellen provides overall staff supervision as they work to achieve the organization's goals and objectives. She also manages all aspects of budgeting and resource requirements. Ellen has been with the organization for more than 25 years.
Before her tenure at NJCPA, Ellen was a senior manager at Ernst & Young, overseeing audit executions for Nabisco, International and Becton Dickinson along with audits for the firm’s various health care clients.
Ellen holds a Master of Science in Accounting from Northeastern University Graduate School of Professional Accounting and Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Assumption College. She holds CPA and CGMA (Certified Global Management Accountant) certificates. She's also a liaison to the NJCPA Board of Trustees and sits on its Strategic Planning, Risk Management, Volunteer Relations and Retirement Savings Committees and liaises to its Council of Past Presidents. She was honored by the Executive Women of NJ as a "Salute to the Policy Makers" recipient and by the NJCPA as a "Woman of Note."
Ellen is a wine enthusiast and enjoys watching basketball, going to concerts, and traveling to her favorite places like Europe or California. She's a Eucharist minister for St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Bloomfield.
Kyle M. Sell, CPA, MBA
Kyle Sell, CPA, partner, Deloitte, Parsippany, joined the NJCPA in 2004. He has previously been president of the NJCPA Scholarship Fund and a Board of Trustees liaison for the NJ-CPA-PAC and Student Programs & Scholarships Committee, as well as a member of the Professional Conduct Committee. At Deloitte, Sell is an audit partner, with more than 20 years serving primarily life science, process and industrial companies. He earned his B.A. in economics and business at Lafayette College and his MBA in finance from Columbia University.
Ralph Albert Thomas, CPA (DC), CGMA
CEO & Executive Director
New Jersey Society of CPAs
Ralph Albert Thomas, CPA (DC), CGMA, began his service as CEO and executive director of the NJCPA in 1999. Prior to joining NJCPA, he held various accounting-related management positions at Citibank, AT&T, Potomac Electric Power Company and PricewaterhouseCoopers. He was appointed to the inaugural American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) National Commission on Diversity and Inclusion, and subsequently the AICPA Foundation Board. Thomas is a lifetime member and former national and chapter president of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), was appointed chair of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy’s (NASBA) State Society Relations Committee, and is a member of the accounting advisory boards of Lehigh, Rutgers, Seton Hall, Montclair State, Felician, Thomas Edison universities and Middlesex County College. Additionally, he was selected for the last seven years by Accounting Today as one of the “Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting.” He is also the treasurer of Opportunity NJ. Thomas earned a B.S. in business and economics as well as an M.B.A. from Lehigh University.
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