• Your Professional Association is a Leadership Incubator

    by Michael Cherenson, APR, Success Communications Group and past PRSA Chair and CEO | May 17, 2018
    Training and leadership development are essential for all professional service firms. While your firm can invest heavily in an internal professional and leadership development program, professional associations provide members with a unique opportunity to develop and hone leadership skills.
  • Is It Time to Start Your Own CPA Practice?

    by Alvin Fennell III, Aon Insurance Services | May 11, 2018
    Opening your own CPA practice is an exciting step. After working for others, being your own boss sounds like a dream, even if it means making some initial sacrifices in terms of your available time and personal cash flow.
  • 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.
  • How Business Valuations Help in Owner Disputes

    by Roy H. Kvalo, CPA, ABV, CFF, CGMA, CVA, director, The Curchin Group | Mar 07, 2018
    When business owners are embroiled in conflict, a valuation can be instrumental in paving the way to a resolution. There are three valuation approaches that should generally be considered in an owner's dispute.
  • Marijuana in the Garden State

    by Raymond Owens, CPA, tax supervisor, WithumSmith+Brown | Mar 02, 2018
    With his Jan. 16 inauguration, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy brings a bold new agenda headlined by a desire to legalize marijuana for recreational use. Legislation has already been introduced in New Jersey. Find out what it means for CPAs.
  • Discreet Office Exercises During Busy Season

    by Nicole DeRosa, CPA, MAcc, WithumSmith+Brown | Feb 23, 2018
    We have a very sedentary job as accountants and one of the worst things to do is to sit ALL day long. With busy season upon us, we could all benefit by doing some simple exercises right at our desk. Give these a try.
  • Planning Your Clients’ Exit Strategy

    by Robert Hopper, CPA, partner, Sax LLP | Feb 15, 2018
    One of the most important functions we have as our clients' trusted business advisor is to help them navigate through and plan for their exit strategy. Exit strategies take many forms. Here are some tips to consider when formulating an exit strategy.
  • Why Advocacy Matters

    by Jeffrey Kaszerman, government relations director, NJCPA | Feb 09, 2018
    Advocacy is particularly important with a new administration in Trenton and the accounting industry on the cusp of change from both internal and external forces. Take a look at NJCPA’s advocacy efforts.
  • 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.
  • What I Learned From My Merger

    by Gail Rosen, CPA, shareholder, Wilkin & Guttenplan, P.C. | Nov 29, 2017
    As accountants, we do not embrace change easily, but we certainly cannot ignore the benefits of good business and opportunities. I challenge other small practitioners to be open-minded about the benefits of a merger, perhaps sooner than originally planned.
  • Multigenerational Workforce: Five Tips to Engage Staff

    by Ralph Albert Thomas, CEO and executive director, NJCPA | Nov 28, 2017
    Managing a multigenerational workforce can be a daunting task but knowing how to communicate and engage all ages is necessary to help accounting professionals thrive.