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 Advocacy Matters

    by Jeffrey Kaszerman, government relations director, NJCPA | Feb 09, 2018
    Advocacy is particularly important with a new administration in Trenton and the accounting industry on the cusp of change from both internal and external forces. Take a look at NJCPA’s advocacy efforts.
  • Business Success Still Requires a Personal Touch

    by Ralph Albert Thomas, CEO and executive director, NJCPA | Feb 07, 2018
    While technological advancements will always have their place in business, one should never forget the human touch. In order to make a personal connection, the following tips can help.
  • Why Soft Skills Matter

    by James Hardenberg, CPA, CGMA, CAE, chief learning officer, NJCPA | Jan 24, 2018
    Workforce preparedness for accounting professionals isn’t merely just about hard skills anymore. Soft skills often are a key differentiator.
  • Are You Retirement Ready?

    by Carmine D'Avino, CPA, Withum Wealth Management | Jan 22, 2018
    Some look forward to more leisure time in retirement and others don't see it as a reason to slow down but rather to focus on new endeavors and adventures. Regardless of what your ideal retirement might look like, here are some steps to prepare.
  • Performance Metrics to Keep Your Firm Healthy

    by Ira S. Rosenbloom, CEO, Optimum Strategies | Dec 29, 2017
    While the rest of the firm is crunching numbers for clients, CPA firm administrators are generally charged with creating conditions to achieve certain performance numbers and results. Here are some potent elements of performance measures.


We welcome interest in writing for NJCPA Focus. Please refer to the following guidelines in writing a blog post:

  • Have no more than 400 words in length.
  • Use bullet points/tips/recommendations, when possible.
  • Link to an objective or independent report or article, if available.
  • Do not sell a product or service.

To submit a blog post for consideration, contact Kathleen Hoffelder, content editor at NJCPA, at khoffelder@njcpa.org. All posts will be entered by NJCPA staff and reposted on social media.