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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    The Importance of Data Visualization

    Posted: August 11, 2021
    As Big Data gets bigger, data visualization is becoming increasingly more important for CPAs, who need to understand large data sets and make informed decisions. Here are some considerations to keep in mind.
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    Return-to-Work COVID Employment Tips CPAs Should Know

    Posted: August 10, 2021
    With offices beginning to see staff returning on a more complete basis, CPA practitioners will have to be aware of ways to maintain efficient and safe workspaces amid COVID-19 protocols, how best to retain employees and what’s needed to avoid costly lawsuits.
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    The Top 10 Misunderstandings Surrounding the ERC

    Posted: July 30, 2021
    To avoid headaches and heartaches down the road, clients need to fully understand and properly document how their business qualifies for the Employee Retention Credit. Here are some misconceptions that CPAs should know.
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    Diverse Faculty Attracts Diverse Students

    Posted: July 22, 2021
    Professors can have a significant impact on whether students decide to try a course in that subject — and ultimately make it a career — because they see it is being taught by someone who likely embodies similar life experiences. For example, the first Black CPA Ph.D.s have played an important role in attracting generations of future Black CPAs.
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    7 Questions Where Your Business Client Will Need Answers About their Finances

    Posted: June 30, 2021
    There are several reasons business clients run into cash flow problems or just simply need more money in a hurry. It’s better to get in front of this problem sooner than later and as their accountant, you need to be able to ask the tough questions.
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    Managing Cyber Risk in a Remote Work Environment

    Posted: June 3, 2021
    While CPAs are well aware of the need for data security and secure client portals/VPNs, they should also recognize the increased risk due to remote employees using technology in their homes.
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    The Benefits of Accounting in Real Time

    Posted: May 25, 2021
    If you are already using live feeds, you understand the tremendous time savings and convenience that this technology provides. If you are unfamiliar with this technology, you are justifiably skeptical. But it does work, and it is the future of accounting.


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