The New Jersey Society of CPAs (NJCPA) plays a critical role protecting the CPA profession in the New Jersey Legislature. No group has more impact on your ability to practice your profession than the Governor and the members of the Legislature. One of the most powerful methods we use to influence this group is through direct contacts made by CPAs who have existing relationships with a lawmaker(s). If you have a relationship with either of the lawmakers listed above, we're asking you to join our Keyperson Program.
What do we mean when we ask if you have a "relationship" with a lawmaker? We mean anything from knowing the legislator on a casual basis because, for example, you live in the same neighborhood or attend the same church, to sharing a closer relationship based on longstanding personal or business ties.
Being an NJCPA Keyperson is simple. Once a year or less we'll ask you to communicate the NJCPA's position on an issue to the lawmaker you know. You don't need to be an expert on the issue. We provide you with talking points, sample letters, or whatever you'll need to briefly let the lawmaker know how the profession feels about a particular issue. And NJCPA staff is available to answer any questions they may have.
To establish a strong Keyperson Program that will help us to protect your profession, we need your help. Please take a moment to look at the list of lawmakers above. If you have a relationship with any of these lawmakers and are willing to be a Keyperson, please contact Jeff Kaszerman at 973-226-4494 x210 or firstname.lastname@example.org.