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

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    Diverse Faculty Attracts Diverse Students

    Posted: July 22, 2021
    Professors can have a significant impact on whether students decide to try a course in that subject — and ultimately make it a career — because they see it is being taught by someone who likely embodies similar life experiences. For example, the first Black CPA Ph.D.s have played an important role in attracting generations of future Black CPAs.
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    7 Questions Where Your Business Client Will Need Answers About their Finances

    Posted: June 30, 2021
    There are several reasons business clients run into cash flow problems or just simply need more money in a hurry. It’s better to get in front of this problem sooner than later and as their accountant, you need to be able to ask the tough questions.
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    Managing Cyber Risk in a Remote Work Environment

    Posted: June 3, 2021
    While CPAs are well aware of the need for data security and secure client portals/VPNs, they should also recognize the increased risk due to remote employees using technology in their homes.
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    The Benefits of Accounting in Real Time

    Posted: May 25, 2021
    If you are already using live feeds, you understand the tremendous time savings and convenience that this technology provides. If you are unfamiliar with this technology, you are justifiably skeptical. But it does work, and it is the future of accounting.
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    What CPAs Need to Know About Small Businesses’ Cybersecurity Needs

    Posted: May 19, 2021
    As small and midsize businesses find their footing in the post-quarantine world, they must embrace the critical importance of cybersecurity and scale appropriately. CPAs and their clients should consider the following points.
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    How to Retain Clients After a Merger or Business Sale

    Posted: April 28, 2021
    The sale of a business isn't a transaction where you walk away and don't look back. The owner might be expected to stay involved for a couple of years. The payout is likely structured along similar lines. Here are some tips for ensuring your clients feel comfortable remaining with your CPA firm even if you are no longer there.
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    How to Set Up a Blockchain or Crypto-Based Payment System for Cannabis

    Posted: April 27, 2021
    Blockchain and crypto may be uniquely positioned to offer a critical bridge to banking alternatives for what is currently a predominantly cash-based industry. Here are some practical considerations that any organization seeking to implement a blockchain and crypto payment system should take into account.


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