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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    How Life Insurance Can Help Busy Accountants Plan for the Future

    Posted: November 26, 2019
    As much as accountants rely upon the numbers, even the best calculated plans can be derailed by the unpredictable. This is why it’s important to educate staff and their families about being prepared for life’s unexpected events.
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    Why Your Clients Should “Never Do Succession Planning”

    Posted: November 25, 2019
    Many CPAs and advisors offer succession planning services to their clients. A problem is that most of our clients that should have some plans do not want to spend the fees necessary to have any sort of a plan; but if they still own the business when they die, they will leave a massive mess for their family. Here are some tips to help guide them.
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    How to Engage Staff to Practice Philanthropy

    Posted: November 19, 2019
    Philanthropy relationships between a firm and the community establish camaraderie among staff and create goodwill with clients. It is also a great way to raise a firm’s profile within the local town and the business community at large. Here are some tips to get started.
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    Why Banking is a Great Career Path for CPAs

    Posted: October 30, 2019
    Leading a commercial bank in any of the areas of credit, risk or finance is just as lucrative and just as exciting as being a partner at a large CPA firm, with the bonus of having work-life balance. CPAs should consider a career in banking.
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    3 Ways Automation Can Help CPAs Be More Valuable

    Posted: October 16, 2019
    Automation that improves and enhances accounting processes has not only grown in importance, it has become increasingly more reasonably priced so all size accounting firms and departments can take advantage of it.
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    5 Key Takeaways from the IRS Crypto-Taxation Update

    Posted: October 9, 2019
    The Internal Revenue Service just released long-awaited guidance on several cryptocurrency taxation questions that practitioners have been clamoring the agency to address for the last several years. There is going to be much discussion and debate about what this updated guidance means but here are some key takeaways.
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    3 Traits You Should Look for in a Mentor

    Posted: September 27, 2019
    Finding a mentor is very important in public accounting. Find someone who you share common interests with so that your mentor can connect with you and help you succeed.

 

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