NJCPA Focus is an informative blog that discusses timely issues, trends and developments in the accounting industry from NJCPA members, staff and other professionals. 

  • Why Banking is a Great Career Path for CPAs

    by Jose Borbon, CPA, assistant vice president and senior auditor, Kearny Bank | Oct 30, 2019
    Leading a commercial bank in any of the areas of credit, risk or finance is just as lucrative and just as exciting as being a partner at a large CPA firm, with the bonus of having work-life balance. CPAs should consider a career in banking.
  • 3 Ways Automation Can Help CPAs Be More Valuable

    by Jesse Herschbein, CPA, CGMA, assurance manager, Prager Metis, CPAs | Oct 15, 2019
    Automation that improves and enhances accounting processes has not only grown in importance, it has become increasingly more reasonably priced so all size accounting firms and departments can take advantage of it.
  • 5 Key Takeaways from the IRS Crypto-Taxation Update

    by Dr. Sean Stein Smith, CPA, professor, City University of New York-Lehman College | Oct 09, 2019
    The IRS just released long-awaited guidance on several cryptocurrency taxation questions that practitioners have been clamoring the agency to address for the last several years. There is going to be much discussion and debate about what this updated guidance means but here are some key takeaways.
  • 3 Traits You Should Look for in a Mentor

    by Fatema Raza, CPA, senior auditor, Withum | Sep 27, 2019
    Finding a mentor is very important in public accounting. Find someone who you share common interests with so that your mentor can connect with you and help you succeed.
  • What CPAs Actually Need to Know About Blockchain

    by Dr. Sean Stein Smith, CPA, professor, City University of New York–Lehman College | Sep 17, 2019
    There remains some confusion as to what blockchain is, what it’s not and what CPAs actually need to know about as 2020 begins to peak over the horizon. Let's break down blockchain and analyze what CPAs should be paying attention to.


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