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Tuesday, September 24, 2019 ClarkUnion County Chapter

Accounting and Auditing Update/Technology Update (E1909479)

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

Registration: 7:30 AM EDT

Holiday Inn Clark - Newark Area

36 Valley Road
Clark, NJ 07066

4.0 CPE Credits in AA
This event is part of the Union County Chapter Season Pass - 2019/20 event bundle.


In this meeting, hear 8 financial statement myths and how to peel away the layers of a financial statement to provide essential advice. Additionally, hear about nonattest and indepence issues, as well as auditing technology and data mining.


Earn 4 CPE credits in AA.


8 Financial Statement Myths

Edward Mendlowitz, CPA, PFS, ABV, CFF - WithumSmith+Brown, PC

In this session, understand why accountants need to overcome the myths of:

  • EBITDA, Working Capital
  • Debt to Equity and other ratios
  • Gross profit percent
  • Cash flow presentation
  • Interim inventory
  • Using dollars (or currency) to measure growth
  • Net income measurement

Peeling way the Layers of a Financial Statement to Provide Essential Advice
Edward Mendlowitz, CPA, PFS, ABV, CFF - WithumSmith+Brown, PC

Like an onion, financial statements have many layers beneath the surface.  This presentation illustrates how to peel apart the layers and get below the surface to provide clients with essential financial information about their business that will offer them better control and a better way to use the financial information that is at their easy access. 

Nonattest/Independence - The Importance of Focusing on Them
Brad E. Muniz, CPA - SobelCo

In this session, hear information including:

  • A description of nonattest services
  • Communication and documentation requirements
  • Impact on independence
Data Mining - Effective Use in the Audit Process
Joe Zapf, CPA - SobelCo

In this session, hear information on:

  • Implementation for fraud considerations
  • Enhanced analytics
  • Reviewing an entire population as compared to a sample








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Edward Mendlowitz

Edward Mendlowitz, CPA/ABV/PFS/CFF


Ed Mendlowitz, CPA, PFS, ABV, CFF is a partner at WithumSmith+Brown, PC.  He is a member of AICPA, NYSSCPA, NJSCPA and NCACPA.  Ed is the author of 27 professional books including the bestselling How to Review Tax Returns (2014 CPA Trendlines); author of over 1500 articles and blogs and 300 continuing education courses and speeches.  He won the Lawler Award for best article published in 2001 in Journal of Accountancy; and his article in January 2011 Journal of Accountancy was that year’s most viewed article.  Ed has testified twice before House Ways and Means Committee on tax reduction, equity and reform; he is admitted to practice before U.S. Tax Court; and is an MBA professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University.  He was a team captain and performed peer and quality reviews for over 60 practices.  Ed is also author of twice weekly blog,

Brad Muniz

Brad E. Muniz, CPA

Partner in Charge of Accounting & Auditing


Brad is a member of the firm and director of accounting and auditing at SobelCo, serving small businesses and individuals in the areas of accounting, auditing, tax and business consulting. He has significant experience in financial reporting, tax compliance and planning for closely held businesses, SEC registrants, nonprofit organizations and strategic business planning, and in industries, such as real estate, construction, architectural and engineering, retail, hospitality and manufacturing. Brad is a member of the AICPA and the NJCPA, and was a former NJCPA president. In addition, Brad has served as an adjunct professor of accounting at William Paterson University and the College of Saint Elizabeth.

Joseph Zapf

Joseph W. Zapf, CPA



Joe Zapf, CPA, is a senior auditor at Sobel & Co., targeting on the firm’s financial services and employee benefits practice groups. Joe began his professional career as an intern at Sobel & Co., gaining experience in both tax and auditing. But he quickly realized a passion to serve clients in the financial services industry. As a result, this niche is where Joe is primarily engaged, working with broker-dealers and various other financial services clients. Joe has served on the Data Analytics team which focuses on expanding the use of technology in the accounting and auditing profession since he began with Sobel & Co. and he has now assumed responsibility as a lead member, offering insights and guiding solutions and suggestions.

Joe is Certified Public Accountant licensed in New Jersey and a Member of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He has a B.S. in accounting from Ramapo College of New Jersey.


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