NJCPA Focus is an informative blog that discusses timely issues, trends and developments in the accounting industry from NJCPA members, staff and other professionals. 

  • Becoming a Winning Team: Take a Lesson From the Super Bowl

    by Joseph Tarasco, CEO and Senior Consultant, Accountants Advisory Group, LLC | Feb 05, 2019
    As we look back on the Super Bowl, keep in mind that leading and managing an accounting firm is like coaching a football team — you play the game to win it, not just to play it.
  • How to Effectively Develop Leadership

    by Ed Guttenplan, CPA, MBA, CGMA, WilkinGuttenplan | Jan 30, 2019
    The more we reach down, listen and value the talents of our next generations beyond daily production value, the more firms and the profession will be prepared for the changing future.
  • 10 Financial Pointers for Young Professionals Coming Out (or About to Come Out) of College

    by Sharif Muhammad, CPA, Unlimited Financial Services LLC | Jan 23, 2019
    Graduating from college and other advanced degree programs is a big deal — not just for the education obtained, but for the commitment of focusing oneself for 4-5 years on a goal. Here are my ten financial pointers for young professionals coming out.
  • How to Mentor a Student to Their Best Potential

    by Maryann T. Reyes, CPA, WithumSmith+Brown PC | Jan 22, 2019
    Mentoring relationships occur at all stages in one’s career from student to staff to manager. The relationships that one fosters as a student, if kept alive, can very well take them through one’s career. Learn how to be a great mentor.
  • How Managers Can Effectively Manage People

    by Sharon Bleibtreu, director of human resources, SAX, LLP | Dec 31, 2018
    As a manager, not only is much more expected of you at this level but another component you are responsible for is effectively managing and fostering the professional growth of the younger professionals underneath you.


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