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

  • Business Success Still Requires a Personal Touch

    by Ralph Albert Thomas, CEO and executive director, NJCPA | Feb 07, 2018
    While technological advancements will always have their place in business, one should never forget the human touch. In order to make a personal connection, the following tips can help.
  • Why Soft Skills Matter

    by James Hardenberg, CPA, CGMA, CAE, chief learning officer, NJCPA | Jan 24, 2018
    Workforce preparedness for accounting professionals isn’t merely just about hard skills anymore. Soft skills often are a key differentiator.
  • Are You Retirement Ready?

    by Carmine D'Avino, CPA, Withum Wealth Management | Jan 22, 2018
    Some look forward to more leisure time in retirement and others don't see it as a reason to slow down but rather to focus on new endeavors and adventures. Regardless of what your ideal retirement might look like, here are some steps to prepare.
  • Performance Metrics to Keep Your Firm Healthy

    by Ira S. Rosenbloom, CEO, Optimum Strategies | Dec 29, 2017
    While the rest of the firm is crunching numbers for clients, CPA firm administrators are generally charged with creating conditions to achieve certain performance numbers and results. Here are some potent elements of performance measures.
  • Accounting Trends and Predictions for 2018

    by Joseph Tarasco, CPA, CEO and senior consultant, Accountants Advisory Group, LLC | Dec 12, 2017
    From increasing regulations and client demands to firm consolidation, 2018 promises to make accounting professionals carefully examine their mix of services, industry concentrations, and niches.


We welcome interest in writing for NJCPA Focus. Please refer to the following guidelines in writing a blog post:

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