Member Profile Videos

  • Trisha Patel | Member Story

    Published on 9/1/17

    Trisha Patel, CPA, a first-generation Indian-American, was the first child in her family to have the full "American experience". Becoming a CPA is "just not something women do in India," but Trisha did it...even if her own grandmother didn't believe her. Watch her story to learn more.
  • Megan Sartor | Member Story

    Published on 10/11/16

    Megan Sartor, CPA is a product of divorce who now specializes in Forensic Accounting. Watch her member story to hear all about Forensic Accounting, and why she loves what she does.
  • Brian Marchese | Member Story

    Published on 10/5/16

    Brian Marchese, CPA, MST has wanted to be an accountant as far back as he can remember, even when all he knew about accountants was that they had a desk. Now that he's a CPA with a passion for business, hear why he falls in love with accounting more and more every single day.
  • Jatinder Singh | Member Story

    Published on 7/5/16

    Jatinder Singh overcame immense adversity to become a successful CPA. Watch this video to learn about how Jatinder went from an epileptic child in India to a respected accountant in the United States of America.
  • Jatinder Singh | Woman of Note

    Published on 7/5/16

    "I was told (especially in my village) that I'm not considered a girl..." Jatinder Singh, CPA, CGMA is proud to be a confident, successful, and respected accountant.. In this video, she shares her experiences, knowledge, and values with any woman hoping to become a CPA. Jatinder is a 2016 NJCPA Woman of Note. See the full list of the winners here: https://www.njcpa.org/community/resources/women-of-note.
  • NJCPA Scholarship Recipients | In Their Own Words

    Published on 6/15/16

    In the past five years, the NJCPA Scholarship Fund has awarded nearly 500 scholarships totaling more than $2.5 million! Watch a few of the recipients tell their stories, and learn why they continue to donate each year.
  • Young CPAs Tell Their Favorite Accounting Jokes

    Published on 4/1/16

    Take a laugh break during tax season! Sit back, relax, and watch some young CPAs tell their favorite accounting jokes!
  • Nicole DeRosa | Member Story

    Published on 2/10/16

    Nicole DeRosa, CPA, MAcc is not only a CPA...she's also a licensed Zumba instructor! Learn all about how that happened, and which test was harder to pass in Nicole's Member Story!
  • Lauryn Hanrahan | Member Story

    Published on 1/26/16

    Lauryn Hanrahan, CPA made a bold decision when she switched jobs, increasing her commute from 20 minutes to over TWO HOURS! Learn about why she made the switch, and why she feels it's important to do what you love!
  • Sean Stein Smith | Member Story

    Published on 1/7/16

    Dr. Sean Stein Smith, CPA, CGMA talks about the value of teaching, and shares his Member Story.
  • Patrick Chong, CPA | RECIPIENT: NJCPA Scholarship Fund

    Published on 7/17/15

    Patrick Chong, CPA shares his scholarship story.
  • Henrietta G. Fuchs, CPA | MEMBER PROFILE: I Passed!

    Published on 11/10/14

    Henrietta G. Fuchs, CPA, of CohnReznick, LLP, reminisces on what it took for her to finally pass the 4th and final part of the CPA exam - and how relieved she felt when she learned she'd done it!
  • Andrew Farinich | MEMBER PROFILE

    Published on 10/7/14

    NJCPA student member Andrew Farinich discusses why and how he picked the accounting field. Listen and find out how taking advantage of each opportunity offered to you - and accepting help from others - can help you achieve your goals.
  • Edward E. Adiele, CPA | MEMBER PROFILE: I Passed!

    Published on 10/2/14

    Edward E. Adiele, CPA, of Deloitte had to pass two parts of the CPA Exam within the same window. He learned the results of each at the same exact time. Find out about that day. (Hint: he lost his voice!)
  • Edward E Adiele, CPA | RECIPIENT: NJCPA Scholarship Fund

    Published on 10/1/14

    Is passing the CPA Exam achievable? Edward E. Adiele, CPA, Deloitte, asked this many times throughout his journey to becoming a CPA. Find out how he finally did it.
  • Henrietta G. Fuchs, CPA | RECIPIENT: NJCPA Scholarship Fund

    Published on 9/3/14

    Henrietta G. Fuchs, CPA, moved to the United States at the age of 18 and chose to pursue accounting because it was something that came easy to her even though she had not yet mastered the English language. Thanks to the NJCPA scholarship, she was able to graduate with minimal student loans.
  • Henrietta G. Fuchs, CPA | RECIPIENT: NJCPA Scholarship Fund

    Published on 9/3/14

    Henrietta G. Fuchs, CPA tells her scholarship story of how she became a CPA.
  • Tony Marone, CPA: Unexpected Outcome | RECIPIENT: NJCPA Scholarship Fund nd

    Published on 8/12/14

    For Anthony Marone, vice president of The Blackstone Group, earning his CPA license was only the second-best outcome of his time spent in accounting courses. He also met his wife!
  • Tony Marone, CPA: Unintentional CPA | RECIPIENT: NJCPA Scholarship Fund

    Published on 8/12/14

    Anthony Marone, vice president of The Blackstone Group, owes his career as a CPA to a high school friend who asked him to go through the NJCPA scholarship process with him because he didn't want to go it alone.
  • Joseph Hark II | MEMBER PROFILE

    Published on 8/6/14

    Joseph Hark, NJCPA student member, was attracted to the accounting field because of the plethora of job opportunities it offers.
  • Tony Novak, CPA | MEMBER PROFILE - I Passed!

    Published on 7/1/14

    Hear Tony's story about how he passed the CPA exam despite a life-altering head injury.
  • David A. Lopez, CPA | MEMBER PROFILE

    Published on 4/4/14

    David A. Lopez, CPA of Lopez and Company LLC, tells his story of success as a business person in a profession that - to date - has not been known as being widely diverse.
  • Ainsley A. Reynolds, CPA, CGMA | MEMBER PROFILE

    Published on 2/27/14

    Recent studies show that less than 3 percent of CPAs in the United States are minorities. Driven by a desire to move the needle on this metric, Ainsley A. Reynolds, CPA, CGMA, dedicates time to M.A.L.E.S., a program that works to create positive black male role models to youth.
  • Robert J. Traphagen, CGMA | DONOR: NJCPA Scholarship Fund

    Published on 12/3/13

    Receiving an accounting scholarship was a tipping point in my life without which I would not be here today. Today, as a scholarship donor, my contribution is in time (mentoring others) and in dollars (providing funding for scholarship programs).
  • Bowman & Company, LLP | DONOR: NJCPA Scholarship Fund

    Published on 11/13/13

    Sadly, on April 2, 2008, Lisa A. Donahue, CPA, was taken from us at the young age of 46. It was only fitting that shortly after Lisa’s death, the partners of her former firm, Bowman & Company LLP, honored the memory of this truly remarkable person and created a scholarship through the Society’s Scholarship Fund in her name.
  • Megan Cicchetti | DONOR: NJCPA Scholarship Fund

    Published on 10/22/13

    Megan Cicchetti, CPA/ABV, was raised by her father, who worked long hours and was tired on the weekends, but he never let it stop him from being the coach for any sports teams or staying up with us at night if we were sick. He encouraged her to pursue her dream of attending college, and now she contributes to the NJCPA Scholarship Fund each year so that others can pursue theirs.
  • John Lee | DONOR: NJCPA Scholarship Fund

    Published on 10/7/13

    Thirty years after receiving a high school scholarship of his own, John Lee, CPA, was afforded the opportunity to help a new generation of high school seniors when he was elected NJCPA President. In 1986, he initiated a campaign that increased the Scholarship Fund from $12,000 to $148,000.
  • Martin H. Abo, CPA | MEMBER PROFILE

    Published on 5/6/13

    This parody of MTV Cribs™ features the Abo's whimsical home. Read more about the man behind the crib, Martin H. Abo, CPA in the July/August 2013 issue of New Jersey CPA Magazine.

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