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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    Essential Year-End Planning Tasks for CPA Firms

    Posted: December 1, 2023
    By starting early on year-end plans, firms will have more-efficient busy seasons and will increase chances of hitting their goals. Management should update strategic plans in relation to market expansions, mergers and acquisitions, and medical, retirement and other benefits.
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    Three Year-End Planning Opportunities for Individuals

    Posted: November 29, 2023
    CPAs should speak to their clients about being more active regarding their portfolio, estate planning and charitable giving as part of year-end planning best practices.
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    Debt Relief Guidance for CPAs

    Posted: November 28, 2023
    The guidance of a CPA can be invaluable in bankruptcy, from offering expertise in dissecting financial situations and ensuring adherence to bankruptcy codes to developing forward-looking strategies. Here are some multifaceted ways in which CPAs provide essential support to clients during bankruptcy.
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    How to Transform a Cold Call Into a Life-Long Business Relationship

    Posted: November 27, 2023
    A challenge is how a firm can satisfy the immediate needs of a client but also build a long-term relationship. It's important to remember that what often starts as a cold call can evolve into a strong professional partnership as well as a friendship.
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    Year-End Planning: Setting Up Your Clients for a Smooth Tax Prep Process

    Posted: November 21, 2023
    By putting year-end planning protocols in place before the end of the year, CPAs will be able to guide their clients with real data in the coming year and beyond.
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    Using CPA Skills to Enhance Local Community Civics

    Posted: October 31, 2023
    CPAs can play a vital role in empowering their local communities to better understand their budgets. Every CPA possesses a valuable skill set — often hiding in plain sight — that can lend insight into a local budget.
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    8 Things to Love About the Accounting Profession

    Posted: October 27, 2023
    Accounting jobs offer many perks, such as the opportunity to help people and businesses, countless industries to work in, good pay and benefits and the flexibility to work from home.


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