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

  • 12 Advantages of Tax Season

    by Ed Mendlowitz, CPA, WithumSmith+Brown, PC | Apr 24, 2018
    Tax season presents exciting opportunities for CPA firms and their staff. Sure, there is a great concentration of work in a short period with occasional pressure, but if handled properly, the work can be managed sensibly with tensions at reasonable levels.
  • Why Aligning Strategy and Performance Matters

    by Joseph Tarasco, CPA, CEO and senior consultant, Accountants Advisory Group, LLC | Apr 18, 2018
    Following a retreat or planning meeting, most CPA firms develop comprehensive goals and objectives. However, to be a more cohesive organization, firms need to align the performance and skills of partners and staff to the goals and objectives of their firm.
  • What I Learned from My Tax Internship

    by David Luc, a senior at Kean University | Apr 05, 2018
    As an intern at Freedman Accounting Services, CPA, PA, based in Clark, New Jersey, my responsibilities consisted of helping to prepare 1040 tax returns, familiarizing myself with their taxation program, prepping their files or work papers, and engaging with clients.
  • What Can Stop Millennials from Exiting NJ?

    by Ralph Albert Thomas, CEO and executive director, NJCPA | Mar 30, 2018
    Why are so many millennials ditching New Jersey? What can lawmakers, as well as business and education leaders, do to persuade them not to leave? We turned to NJCPA members for guidance.
  • What Clients with College-Age Dependents Need to be Aware of Under the New Tax Bill

    by Doug Stives, CPA, MBA | Mar 16, 2018
    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017 was touted as a tax savings for all Americans, but clients with college-age children don’t stand to reap those benefits. The bad news will sink in for clients when they put together their 2018 tax returns next year.


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