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Thursday, December 8, 2022 Live Webcast

IssuesWatch Live: Professional Issues Update (E2212404)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

Registration: 2:00 PM EST



1.0 CPE Credits in SK
New Time Starts at 2 pm
This event is part of MembershipLearn more


This session will cover a wide variety of issues impacting CPAs on the New Jersey and national levels, including taxes, the economy, the CPA pipeline and more. As a CPA or financial professional, it is imperative that you know where the profession is headed so you can make the necessary changes to be ready for the future.


All CPAs, aspiring CPAs and financial professionals



  • New Jersey tax, economic and regulatory updates
  • Federal tax, economic and regulatory updates
  • Trends impacting the accounting profession
  • Key NJCPA initiatives and programs
  • Moderator: Theresa Hinton - NJCPA COO
  • Ralph Albert Thomas, CPA(DC), CGMA - NJCPA CEO and Executive Director
  • Kathy Powers, CPA - 2022/23 NJCPA President and CFO at Matheny Medical and Educational Center
Guest speakers:
  • Susan S. Coffey, CPA - CEO of Public Accounting at the AICPA
  • Nicole M. DeRosa, CPA - Senior Tax Manager at Wiss & Company
  • Brigid D'Souza, CPA - Assistant Professor at Saint Peter's University








Theresa Hinton

Theresa Hinton

Chief Operating Officer

New Jersey Society of CPAs

Theresa is the chief operating officer of the NJCPA. She oversees the management of all programs that support the organization's strategic plan, mission and objectives. Theresa 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. Theresa has been with the organization for more than 15 years. Prior to her role as COO, Theresa worked with NJCPA chapters, committees and interest groups as director of member engagement.

Kathleen Powers

Kathleen F. Powers, CPA, CGMA, PSA

Chief Financial Officer

Chelsea Senior Living

Kathy is the CFO at the Matheny Medical and Educational Center, a licensed special hospital and school serving developmentally disabled individuals, and is the 2022/23 President of the NJCPA. In 2018, she was appointed to the Governor's Independent Developmental Disability Fee-for-Service Transition Oversight Board and the Governor's Independent Mental Health & Addiction Fee-for-Service Transition Oversight Board as a representative member of the NJCPA and continues to serve on these boards. Prior to working in the nonprofit space, Kathy worked in public accounting for 17 years, most recently as a senior manager for ParenteBeard, LLC, specializing in healthcare and nonprofit industries. Kathy is a member of several NJCPA interest groups including the Governmental Accounting & Auditing Interest Group, the Nonprofit Interest Group and the Education Foundation Board of Trustees.

Ralph Thomas

Ralph Albert Thomas, CPA (DC), CGMA

Ralph is the CEO and executive director of the New Jersey Society of CPAs. He was appointed to AICPA’s National Commission on Diversity and Inclusion and the AICPA Foundation Board. Ralph is a former national and chapter president of the National Association of Black Accountants, was chair of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy’s State Society Relations Committee and is a member of the accounting advisory boards of Lehigh, Rutgers, Seton Hall, Montclair State, Felician and Thomas Edison universities and Middlesex County College. In January 2018, he was invited by Senate President Steve Sweeney to join his bipartisan Economic and Fiscal Policy Working Group. Additionally, Ralph was selected for the last eight years by Accounting Today as one of the “Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting.”


$0.00 - Member*

$59.00 - Nonmember

* This event is part of Membership+, an exclusive benefit of NJCPA membership.

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