NJCPA Focus

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

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    The Economic Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic

    Posted: July 2, 2020
    Last month, I hosted an IssuesWatch Live webcast on the short- and long-term impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the nation’s and New Jersey’s economies with two prominent economists, Daniel Bachman from Deloitte and Jim Hughes from Rutgers University. Here are some highlights from our discussion and from Jim's latest report.
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    How to Transition from College to a Member of the Workforce

    Posted: June 30, 2020
    For those of you just entering the workforce, enjoy this new and exciting journey you are beginning and welcome all of the lessons and growing pains it has to offer. Here are some basic tips I’ve learned to help make this leap’s landing as smooth as possible.
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    Four Soft Skills CPAs Need to Have in a Crisis

    Posted: June 19, 2020
    Soft skills are a lot harder to measure than technical abilities. During these trying times, here are four skills that CPAs and other accounting professionals need to rely on to succeed.
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    How a Central Bank Digital Currency Could Help Crypto Accounting

    Posted: June 3, 2020
    A central bank digital currency (CBDC) brings to the table the encryption, traceability, and data integrity that lie at the core of every blockchain application. On the other hand, the support and back stopping of a governmental entity will help assuage concerns over price volatility.
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    What CPAs Need to Know About Cloud Computing and Privacy

    Posted: May 29, 2020
    COVID-19 has prompted more remote working and usage of the cloud and cloud computing. But that requires platforms, applications and portals, which need to be kept safe. Here are some considerations to be aware of with cloud computing.
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    What We Learned in the Last 8 Weeks About Working from Home

    Posted: May 26, 2020
    Working from home has become the norm for most people since March. Once our country begins to take steps to fully open up safely, the rules will change again. Our ability to adapt and pivot in real time will ensure our success not only as individuals, but as organizations, and as a country.
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    Retirement Planning: Your Clients May Know Less Than You Think

    Posted: May 4, 2020
    Most Americans are scared when it comes to retirement planning and need help mapping out one of life’s biggest expenses — retirement. Undoubtedly, they turn to CPAs for planning their financial future in retirement.

 

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