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 Financial Pointers for Young Professionals Coming Out (or About to Come Out) of College

    Posted: January 23, 2019
    Graduating from college and other advanced degree programs is a big deal — not just for the education obtained, but for the commitment of focusing oneself for 4-5 years on a goal. Here are my ten financial pointers for young professionals coming out.
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    How to Mentor a Student to Their Best Potential

    Posted: January 22, 2019
    Mentoring relationships occur at all stages in one’s career from student to staff to manager. The relationships that one fosters as a student, if kept alive, can very well take them through one’s career. Learn how to be a great mentor.
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    How Managers Can Effectively Manage People

    Posted: December 31, 2018
    As a manager, not only is much more expected of you at this level but another component you are responsible for is effectively managing and fostering the professional growth of the younger professionals underneath you.
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    3 Lessons "It's a Wonderful Life" Can Teach You About Revenue Recognition

    Posted: December 21, 2018
    Are your clients in the same kind of danger as the Bailey Building & Loan from "It's a Wonderful Life" movie? They could certainly face unnecessary disruptions if they underestimate the impact of the significant new Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) revenue recognition standard.
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    How Can Retired Practitioners Help the Next Generation of CPAs?

    Posted: December 13, 2018
    Have you recently retired or are you currently contemplating retirement in the next year or two? Many retirees choose to spend a portion of their time volunteering and “giving back." What better way to do that than to advise students on local campuses.
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    How to Use Your Website to Attract More Clients

    Posted: November 28, 2018
    As more accounting firms have well-designed websites, integrated blogs, a social media presence, pay-per-click advertising, retargeting advertising and reputation management, it becomes more competitive to dominate the online lead generation game. Find out how using website strategies.
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    Reflections on the Impact of a Scholarship

    Posted: November 21, 2018
    I am indeed thankful to be selected as one of the recipients of the NJCPA Scholarship Awards for the 2018/19 academic year. Here are some impacts it has had on my education.


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