• 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.
  • 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.
  • How to Use Your Website to Attract More Clients

    by Hugh Duffy, co-founder and chief marketing officer, Build Your Firm | Nov 28, 2018
    As more accounting firms have well-designed websites, integrated blogs, a social media presence, pay-per-click advertising, retargeting advertising and reputation management, it becomes more competitive to dominate the online lead generation game. Find out how using website strategies.
  • Reflections on the Impact of a Scholarship

    by Pui Man Chan, Stockton University student | Nov 21, 2018
    I am indeed thankful to be selected as one of the recipients of the NJCPA Scholarship Awards for the 2018/19 academic year. Here are some impacts it has had on my education.
  • 5 Ways Nonprofits Can Offset Loss of Deductions

    by Judith Tutela, CPA, RMA, principal, Spire Group, PC | Nov 15, 2018
    Because of last year’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, fewer taxpayers will use itemized deductions. Although this could mean a reduction in charitable giving, your nonprofit client may have options for mitigating any potential revenue loss.
  • How Managers Can Promote a Diverse Workforce

    by Lisa Calick, SPHR, Director of HR Advisory Services, Wiss | Oct 31, 2018
    Having an inclusive environment at the office can open the door for increased recruitment, retention and long-term growth. It's important to value diversity as it exists in all aspects of the workforce.
  • The Skills Not Tested on the CPA Exam

    by Joseph Hunt, Sobel & Co., LLC | Oct 25, 2018
    The CPA Exam is a uniform test that measures our technical skills but an additional set of skills that cannot be measured by a test is our soft skills. These help us build strong relationships with clients.
  • The Beginning of the End for IRC Section 280E — The FDA Reschedules (Some) CBD Drugs

    by Raymond V. Owens, CPA, tax manager, Citrin Cooperman | Oct 11, 2018
    Accountants would be wise to keep their eyes on IRC Section 280E. If this is the beginning of a trend for the Drug Enforcement Agency, perhaps all businesses operating within the medical cannabis space may soon be able to claim exemption from IRC §280E.
  • 5 Tips to Get Started in Networking

    by Jake Friedland, staff accountant, Wilkin & Guttenplan, P.C. | Sep 27, 2018
    It’s crucial to view networking as building a friendship and possibly even a partnership instead of wondering what an individual in the profession could do for you. Here are some tips to get started.
  • How to Make Your Student Loans Disappear

    by Bryan M. Kuderna, Certified Financial Planner™, Kuderna Financial | Sep 25, 2018
    Just starting out in a career is challenging enough but managing student loan debt on top of everything is extremely burdensome. Millennials and other early career professionals have some choices when it comes to loan repayment and forgiveness. Make sure you know your options.
  • 10 Surprising Realizations On How Millennials Want to Do Business

    by Kyle Redding, CPA, partner at Quickfee and a Millennial | Sep 20, 2018
    With the oldest members of the generation currently in their early-to-mid thirties, Millennials represent the future of commerce — one that no accounting firm can afford to ignore.
  • Embrace Innovation to Survive and Thrive

    by Asael Meir, CPA, CohnReznick | Aug 31, 2018
    Digital transformation will continue to up the expectation ante from customers. It’s a challenge but, like all challenges, it opens an opportunity. Find out how your organization can use data and technology to better engage with customers, understand what they want, and accelerate growth in 2018.
  • What I Learned from Being a Tax Intern

    by William Signoretti, student, William Paterson University | Aug 23, 2018
    Interning at JPMorgan has forever changed my views on an accounting career and it continues to fuel my desire to pursue my degree and CPA license. Here are some points about accounting internships that I can pass along.
  • There's No Time Like the Present for Life Insurance

    by Mark Thomas, CLU, ChFC, Aon Insurance Services | Aug 16, 2018
    Most people spend more time planning vacations than they do on organizing their finances, particularly determining life insurance needs. For CPAs, the same holds true.
  • Tax Practitioners Need to Analyze Their Own Risk Appetites Before Servicing the Cannabis Industry

    by Raymond V. Owens, CPA, tax supervisor, WithumSmith+Brown | Jul 31, 2018
    Tax practitioners will have to examine their appetite for risk before serving clients in the cannabis industry. Education on Internal Revenue Codes will allow tax practitioners to best protect themselves from scrutiny as will understanding the calculation of cost of goods sold (COGs).