CEO Compass is my conduit to share thoughts, ideas and plans, and sometimes even questions and challenges that we are facing here at the New Jersey Society of CPAs. I plan to publish CEO Compass each quarter, but if there’s something exciting going on we may issue a bonus issue from time to time.

— Ralph Albert Thomas, CPA (DC), CGMA | NJCPA CEO and Executive Director

CEO Compass - Summer 2020

by Ralph Albert Thomas, CPA (DC), CGMA | NJCPA CEO and Executive Director | Jul 15, 2020
While I’m heartened by the progress that New Jersey has made in its fight against COVID-19 and the many ways we have connected as a community, the opportunity to hit the road for a personal “conversation tour” still seems like a long way off. COVID-19 has changed almost everything about how we work and interact professionally, but the “new normal” has also proven just how resilient and responsive the NJCPA and its members can be.

CEO Compass - Spring 2020

by Ralph Albert Thomas, CPA (DC), CGMA | NJCPA CEO and Executive Director | Apr 21, 2020
I write this at a challenging time for our state and our country — amid a public health crisis, financial difficulties and enormous changes to the daily lives of us all. These unsettling times have impacted every facet of life. For some, the world has been put on hold. For many of you, your work went on with some interruptions, forcing you to make difficult personal and professional decisions.

CEO Compass - Winter 2020

by Ralph Albert Thomas, CPA (DC), CGMA | NJCPA CEO and Executive Director | Jan 08, 2020
Over the past year, NJCPA staff and leaders have conversed with you in your offices, NJCPA headquarters in Roseland, diners, banquet rooms, casinos and occasionally on the golf course. We asked two simple questions: What keeps you up at night, and how can the NJCPA help? In almost every one of these meetings, there were two recurring themes: where to find talent and how to implement new technology.

CEO Compass - Fall 2019

by Ralph Albert Thomas, CPA (DC), CGMA | NJCPA CEO and Executive Director | Sep 25, 2019
With more than 14,000 members, the NJCPA exists to make you and your companies successful. The more we help you, the better we contribute to the advancement of CPAs, their businesses and the profession. What will it take to be indispensable to you and your staff for the foreseeable future? What types of support and resources will be most helpful and meaningful to you?