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Friday, December 14, 2018
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Registration: 9:00 AM


CPE Credits

  • 1.00 CPE Credits in SK


  • $0.00 - Member
  • $50.00 - Non Member
This event is part of the Web Pass – 2018 Hot Topics Webinars event bundle.

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Get an update from the NJCPA CEO and President on issues that impact CPAs and financial professionals.

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CPAs and financial professionals


NJCPA members may tune in for FREE and will receive 1 CPE credit per edition.

Each edition of IssuesWatch covers trends and developments in business, the profession and the economy as well as legislative and regulatory changes and their implications. Each broadcast includes live Q&A with the attendees.

NOTE: You will only be eligible for CPE Credit once for this webcast even if you attend multiple dates via live replays.


This edition of IssuesWatch will cover the following topics:

  • Trends in the profession
    • Issues affecting sole practitioners and small firms, and what the NJCPA is doing to address them
    • AICPA software development for firms
    • Hiring trends
  • Federal issues
    • Review of major tax reform changes for businesses and individuals
    • Opportunity Zone tax incentives
    • PTIN renewals
  • New Jersey issues
    • NJ Tax Amnesty program - progress report, answers to CPAs' questions
    • Pending NJ legislation, including the Accountancy Act bill and other legislation impacting CPAs and the business community
    • Review of major New Jersey tax changes for businesses and individuals

Missed a previous webcast? Visit our Video Library to access the recordings.

Additional Notes

This webinar is part of the Hot Topics for New Jersey CPAs webinar pass.
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Sarah Krom

Sarah Krom, CPA
Managing Partner
SKC & Co., CPAs, LLC

Sarah Krom, CPA, PSA, is a managing partner at SKC & Co., CPAs, LLC. She works primarily with entrepreneur business owners who have high growth goals for their company. Sarah offers budgeting, forecasting, controller for hirer, HR for accounting department, cost reduction and financing negotiations services. She prides herself on allowing her clients to sleep at night as she shoulders many of the anxieties that tie down successful entrepreneurs. Additionally, she is responsible for recruiting in her firm and heads up the IT committee. Most recently, Sarah began working on developing her own list of clients through aggressive marketing and business development. She is the president-elect of the NJCPA for 2017/2018 and was a former chair of the NJCPA's Young CPAs Council.

Ellen McSherry

Ellen C. McSherry
Chief Operating Officer
New Jersey Society of CPAs

Ellen McSherry is Chief Operating Officer for New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA). She oversees the management of all programs that support the organization's strategic plan, mission and objectives. Ellen provides overall staff supervision as they work to achieve the organization's goals and objectives. She also manages all aspects of budgeting and resource requirements. Ellen has been with the organization for more than 25 years. Before her tenure at NJCPA, Ellen was a senior manager at Ernst & Young, overseeing audit executions for Nabisco, International and Becton Dickinson along with audits for the firm’s various health care clients. Ellen holds a Master of Science in Accounting from Northeastern University Graduate School of Professional Accounting and Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Assumption College. She holds CPA and CGMA (Certified Global Management Accountant) certificates. She's also a liaison to the NJCPA Board of Trustees and sits on its Strategic Planning, Risk Management, Volunteer Relations and Retirement Savings Committees and liaises to its Council of Past Presidents. She was honored by the Executive Women of NJ as a "Salute to the Policy Makers" recipient and by the NJCPA as a "Woman of Note." Ellen is a wine enthusiast and enjoys watching basketball, going to concerts, and traveling to her favorite places like Europe or California. She's a Eucharist minister for St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Bloomfield.

Ralph Thomas

Ralph Albert Thomas, CPA (DC), CGMA
CEO & Executive Director
New Jersey Society of CPAs

Ralph Albert Thomas, CPA (DC), CGMA, began his service as CEO and executive director of the NJCPA in 1999. Prior to joining NJCPA, he held various accounting-related management positions at Citibank, AT&T, Potomac Electric Power Company and PricewaterhouseCoopers. He was appointed to the inaugural American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) National Commission on Diversity and Inclusion, and subsequently the AICPA Foundation Board. Thomas is a lifetime member and former national and chapter president of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), was appointed chair of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy’s (NASBA) State Society Relations Committee, and is a member of the accounting advisory boards of Lehigh, Rutgers, Seton Hall, Montclair State, Felician, Thomas Edison universities and Middlesex County College. Additionally, he was selected for the last seven years by Accounting Today as one of the “Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting.” He is also the treasurer of Opportunity NJ. Thomas earned a B.S. in business and economics as well as an M.B.A. from Lehigh University.

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