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Tuesday, May 2, 2023 Live Webcast

IssuesWatch Live: Helping Students Meet the 150-Hour Education Requirement (E2305274)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

Registration: 12:00 PM EDT




Learn about an innovative pilot program in New Jersey that could expand the pool of accounting students and CPAs.


The number of U.S. students who completed a bachelor’s degree has slumped. Fewer students are also sitting to become a CPA.

Some believe the 150-hour education requirement discourages students from majoring in accounting and is a significant barrier for newly minted accounting graduates. While there are no quick solutions to this very complicated problem, an innovative pilot program in New Jersey is being described as a “game changer” that could expand the pool of people who would consider the CPA career path.

Join NJCPA Vice President of Government Relations Jeff Kaszerman for a discussion with New Jersey State Board of Accountancy member Dan Geltrude, CPA, and Assistant Professor and CPA Advisor at Saint Peter’s University, Brigid D'Souza, CPA, about the alternative path to the 150 credits needed to be eligible for a CPA license being tested in New Jersey, also known as the “Work for Credit” program.

If you can’t attend the live broadcast, the recording will be available shortly afterwards at

NOTE: There is no CPE credit for this broadcast.


Brigid D'Souza

Brigid D'Souza, CPA, MBA

Assistant Professor

Saint Peter's University

Brigid D’Souza, CPA, MBA, is an assistant professor and CPA advisor at the Frank J. Guarini School of Business at Saint Peter’s University. She is a member of the NJCPA and can be reached at

Daniel Geltrude

Daniel J. Geltrude, CPA, MST, PSA

Managing Partner

Geltrude & Company, LLC CPAs

Jeffrey Kaszerman

Jeffrey Kaszerman

Vice President of Government Relations

New Jersey Society of CPAs

Jeff is the vice president of government relations for the NJCPA. He works with the CEO and the Board of Trustees to create and implement advocacy initiatives that protect and promote the interests of the CPA profession, the business community and the public. Jeff monitors legislative and executive branch activity that impacts CPAs by writing position papers, developing grass roots membership activities to enhance lobbying efforts and raising money for the NJ-CPA-PAC. He is also a liaison to other pro-business groups like the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA) and Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) to coordinate legislative strategies. Prior to joining the NJCPA 25 years ago, Jeff worked on several political campaigns, worked for former Governor Jim Florio and for Common Cause New York. He previously owned a lobbying and public affairs firm. Jeff belongs to Compassion and Choices, the Humane Society and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.


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