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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    8 Ways to Value a Privately Owned Business

    Posted: March 15, 2023
    Valuing a business is an art — not a science — even though careful calculations are made to arrive at an appraisal of the business. Here are some of the uses of a valuation and the considerations involved in the process.
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    4 Ways to Avoid Peer Review Problems

    Posted: March 7, 2023
    Clients and users of financial statements have an expectation that the practitioner performed high-quality work when preparing financials, so it’s important for practitioners to not only avoid certain issues during peer review year but maintain the same quality control from year to year.
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    Demands for Flexibility, Remote Work and Compensation are High on Employee Wish Lists

    Posted: February 28, 2023
    Employers are grappling with retention issues, and balancing employee wish lists with must-haves takes skill and understanding in this kind of market. Robert Half Senior Vice President Frank Karlinski provides some important considerations for those in accounting.
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    Surprising Ways to Attract and Retain Talent

    Posted: February 27, 2023
    Compensation and advancement are always important incentives, but today’s workers, especially millennials, want more. They want employers with socially and environmentally responsible business practices and values. Here are ways to gain a recruiting edge.
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    Why It’s Important to Motivate and Retain Staff Now

    Posted: February 14, 2023
    "Quiet quitting” is becoming a new trend that many companies are having to deal with as employees experience a lack of motivation to go above and beyond in job responsibilities. Motivating and retaining staff now is crucial.
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    3 Crypto Issues CPAs Should Keep Top of Mind

    Posted: February 9, 2023
    With crypto still a new financial instrument, accounting practitioners need to be aware of delivery and expansion issues. Firms and practitioners must be up to date on changes in accounting and regulatory treatment to best advise both current and future clients.
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    4 Tips for Offering New Services Without Being Salesy

    Posted: January 31, 2023
    Selling is about helping a prospect find a solution to a problem. All you need to do is educate your client that you are the best solution provider. You will be considered a trusted advisor, or if you are exceptional, the client’s most valuable advisor.


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