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

  • 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.
  • 3 Lessons "It's a Wonderful Life" Can Teach You About Revenue Recognition

    by Kristy Illuzzi, senior manager, Firm Services and Global Alliances, AICPA | Dec 21, 2018
    Are your clients in the same kind of danger as the Bailey Building & Loan from "It's a Wonderful Life" movie? They could certainly face unnecessary disruptions if they underestimate the impact of the significant new Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) revenue recognition standard.
  • How Can Retired Practitioners Help the Next Generation of CPAs?

    by Jerry Maginnis, CPA, executive in residence, Rowan University | Dec 13, 2018
    Have you recently retired or are you currently contemplating retirement in the next year or two? Many retirees choose to spend a portion of their time volunteering and “giving back." What better way to do that than to advise students on local campuses.


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