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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    10 Ways CPAs Can Communicate Better

    Posted: June 19, 2019
    As CPAs are typically more versed in numbers than the written word, most could use some reminders on what communication etiquette is needed for good leadership. Find out what are some dos and don'ts.
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    3 Key Take Aways from the NJCPA 2019 Annual Convention & Expo

    Posted: June 14, 2019
    I was among a group of Stockton University accounting students at the NJCPA 2019 Annual Convention & Expo. What we learned will help us both inside and outside the classroom.
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    7 Tips to Make CSR Count for Your Firm

    Posted: May 30, 2019
    CSR, or corporate social responsibility, is another acronym that matters. Creating programs that benefit society and your local community is no longer optional. Both your clients and your staff start to demand that accounting firms are socially responsible and proactive about giving back.
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    Why I Joined the Student Ambassador Program

    Posted: May 28, 2019
    The ambassador role is not only an important and unique responsibility, but also a way to meet new friends, make an impact on prospective students, and add valuable experience to your resume.
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    Leadership Lessons from Game of Thrones

    Posted: May 2, 2019
    In Game of Thrones lingo, if a leader is the director then the "hand" is the steady that gets it done. Having great leaders is imperative, but the first follower is key in carrying out tasks to completion. So, who is your "Hand of the King?"
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    What I Learned from a Mock Audit Committee Meeting

    Posted: April 26, 2019
    Rowan accounting students observed a simulation of a real-life audit committee meeting. The mock event illustrated the realities of working with clients in public accounting and the need for open and honest communication between companies and their auditors.
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    CPAs Pay It Forward with “The Snack Run”

    Posted: April 23, 2019
    Tax season can be stressful for accounting firm employees, but rather than focus on the long hours we see it as an opportunity to develop new ways to give back to our community. One way in which we donate and de-stress from the tax season is to go on what we call, “The Snack Run.”


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