Specialties in the Accounting Profession

December 8, 2021

Gain real-world insights into various disciplines of professional accounting. Five CPAs discuss their respective specialties, including the following:

  • A finance manager overseeing the accounting function at a privately held company
  • A principal in a public accounting firm specializing in corporate taxation
  • A director specializing in process improvements for a technology company
  • An engagement partner providing advisory and other services to business clients

The panelists review their backgrounds and how they arrived at their current positions. They provide examples of what helped them in their careers as well as missteps they could have avoided. In addition, attendees will have an opportunity to raise specific questions and seek career advice from the panelists.


Carlos  Mendez

Carlos Mendez

Carlos Mendez, CPA, CIA, CGMA, is the managing director for Fusionworks, a technology and process advisory firm for midsize companies. He specializes in digital solutions, process improvements and risk management. Carlos is a member of the NJCPA.
Christopher L. Martin

Christopher L. Martin

Chris Martin, CPA, is a member of the firm in the accounting and auditing practice at SobelCo where he works closely with midsize, privately held businesses. He is the secretary of the NJCPA Morris/Sussex Chapter.
Nicole M. DeRosa

Nicole M. DeRosa

Nicole DeRosa, CPA, MAcc, is a senior tax manager at Wiss. She is an NJCPA Trustee and has served on several interest groups and committees. Nicole can be reached at mderosa@wiss.com.

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Olivia  Campaniolo

Olivia Campaniolo

Olivia Campaniolo, CPA, CGMA, PSA, M.B.A., is the director of finance at World Insurance Associates LLC, insurance brokers where she focuses on financial reporting and planning. She is vice president of the NJCPA Morris/Sussex Chapter and is a member of the NJCPA Emerging Leaders and Accounting & Auditing Standards interest groups.
Stacy  Palmer

Stacy Palmer

Stacy L. Palmer is a principal in the business tax practice at Untracht Early LLC where she focuses on both corporate and individual taxation. She is a director of the NJCPA Morris/Sussex Chapter.