Tech Trends and Must-Have Skills for New and Future CPAs

July 15, 2021

If you're a new CPA or aspiring to be one, find out the skills you need to have beyond technical accounting knowledge. Hear from NJCPA member Phil Sookram, assistant professor of accounting at Saint Peter's University, about why Excel proficiency, project management and communication/presentation skills are vital for everyone entering the accounting profession. 

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Philip  Sookram

Philip Sookram

Philip Sookram, CPA, MAcc, is assistant professor in the Department of Accountancy & Business Law at Saint Peter's University. He is a member of the NJCPA, is an appointed member of its Emerging Leaders Council and participates in the Student Programs & Scholarships Committee and Cannabis Interest Group. He can be reached at

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Sean D. Stein Smith

Sean D. Stein Smith

Dr. Sean Stein Smith, CPA, is a professor at the City University of New York – Lehman College. He also is the leader of the NJCPA Emerging Technologies Interest Group (#NJCPATech) and the host of the NJCPA TechTalk Podcast.

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