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Member News

  • Kevin Cummings, CPA, chairman and CEO of Investors Bank, and Lori Roth, CPA, national managing partner of Prager Metis, have been profiled as thought leaders by New Jersey Business magazine. Read more
  • Kristen Cunningham, CPA, CFP, owner of Regal Tax Advisors LLC, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of The Morris Educational Foundation (MEF), a non-profit organization enhancing excellence in education in the Morris School District. Read more.
  • Marty McCarthy, CPA, CCIFP, managing partner of McCarthy & Company, PC, a proactive CPA firm and a leading provider of COVID-19 recovery services, has been accepted into the Forbes Business Council, the foremost growth and networking organization for successful business owners and leaders worldwide.
  • Ermelinda Berberi, CPA, has been promoted to  principal accounting officer at Paramount Group, Inc. Previously, she served at the company's senior vice president and chief accounting officer.

  • Eleven NJCPA members have been honored as 2021 Leaders in Finance by NJBIZ:

    • James Blake, Mazars USA LLP
    • Edward Guttenplan, Wilkin & Guttenplan PC
    • Kevin Lenahan, Atlantic Health System
    • Jamie Molchan, EY
    • Maria Rollins, KRS CPAs
    • Matthew Schwartz, Bederson LLP
    • Jay Shepulski, Withum
    • Douglas Smith, Axiom CPAs LLC
    • Garrick Stoldt, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System
    • Walter Tombs, Jersey Mike’s Franchise Systems Inc.
    • Karen Taylor-Burke, PKF O’Connor Davies 
  • Sean D. Stein Smith, CPA, CMA, CGMA, has been named by CPA Practice Advisor as a 2020 40 Under 40 Honoree. The award recognizes 40 professionals who are under 40 and have emerged as future leaders in the profession.
  • Michael Mardy, CPA, has been named to the board of directors of Newman’s Own, the food and beverage company that was created by Paul Newman to give 100 percent of its profits to charity.


Company News

  • WilkinGuttenplan has added four new principals effective Jan. 1, 2021: Amanda Brady, CPA, Darko Naumoski, CPA, Chris Frederick, CPA, and David Schwartz, CPA.
  • Wiss has promoted Michael Kroll, CPA, to partner in the real estate services group.
  • Prager Metis welcomes Louis Mezzina, CPA, as a senior advisor in their not-for-profit services practice. He brings to the firm more than 40 years of experience serving not-for-profit institutions and will be based out of Prager Metis’ New York City Office.
  • SobelCo has named Tara Del Gavio, CPA, and Chris Martin, CPA, CGMA, as Members of the Firm, effective Jan. 1, 2021.
  • Nisivoccia has won the Best of Accounting Award for providing superior service to their clients. ClearlyRated's Best of Accounting® Award winners have proven to be industry leaders in service quality based entirely on ratings provided by their clients. Nisivoccia received a Net Promoter® Score of 88.9 percent, more than three times the industry’s average of 23 percent in 2020.
  • McCarthy & Company, PC, has been selected as the Luca Pacioli Award winner by Thomson Reuters in the COVID-19 Response category.

  • PKF O'Connor Davies has named five new partners, including NJCPA members Yahaira Mendez and Tara Seymour.