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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    Obtaining My CPA at 32

    Posted: February 25, 2020
    What I learned throughout the following year’s successes and failures is simple; the CPA Exam is a war of mental attrition where the persistent and dedicated are rewarded. Here is my journey on passing it.
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    How to Stay Ahead of Tax Season — Tips to Up Productivity

    Posted: February 12, 2020
    Are you catching up on returns, only to find more work getting piled on? Here’s how to dramatically cut down on missed deadlines while improving the quality (and quantity) of work going on during tax season.
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    Client Engagement Considerations with Tax Season Upon Us

    Posted: January 28, 2020
    As busy season gets underway, a review of client engagement letters can help keep things running smoothly. Below are some tips to help you prepare.
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    Potential Tax Hurdles with Virtual Currency — What to Tell Clients

    Posted: January 22, 2020
    While virtual currency (cryptocurrency) reporting is relatively simple, there are several potential hurdles to be aware of. Many taxpayers are simply unaware that virtual currency may have income tax implications, especially when exchanging between two different kinds of virtual currency.
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    How to Distinguish Yourself From the Pack

    Posted: January 8, 2020
    With the proper mindset and the right leadership to offer direction, anyone can turn the challenges of starting a new staff accountant job into opportunities. Here are some pointers to keep in mind.
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    A 2020 Approach to Information Security

    Posted: December 23, 2019
    Today’s data is secured by longer passwords, password management tools, multiple authentication methods, and your good, educated judgment. These are some of the basic security tools for the 2020s.
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    10 Technology Trends to Watch in 2020 and Beyond

    Posted: December 20, 2019
    Predicting the future is always a tricky business, but here are 10 technology trends that should drive the accounting technology conversation in 2020 and beyond.


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