CPA Insights

CPA Insights offers news, updates and articles about the profession and the New Jersey Society of CPAs. Let us know what you think by posting your own comments.

Our bloggers include:

  • Don Meyer, Communications & Marketing Director
  • Carolyn Hook, Membership & Operations Director
  • Rachael Bell, Digital Communications Manager
  • Susan Dyer, Membership Retention & Recruitment Manager


  • Sam Allred, CPA, is a Director at Upstream Academy , Founder of Upstream Academy Network, an international association of accounting firms, and was the central figure in the development of methodology and best practices now practiced by hundreds of firms throughout the United States and Canada. Sam...

  • On May 31, the NJ CPA Month of Service came to an end. Organized by the New Jersey Society of CPAs, the second annual volunteer service program represents the CPA profession's ongoing commitment to serving the communities where its professionals live and work. CPAs from 14 firms across the Garden...

  • Organized by the New Jersey Society of CPAs (NJCPA), the second annual “ NJ CPA Month of Service ” will take place during May 2015. This volunteer service program represents the CPA profession's ongoing commitment to serving the communities where its professionals live and work. CPAs from all...

  • In 16 days, the ball drops on the 2012-14 CPE triennial, meaning that New Jersey CPAs have just over two weeks to complete their 120 credit-hour requirement and renew their CPA licenses. If the questions received from NJCPA members the last few weeks are any indication, there are many CPE rules...

  • The NJ Society of CPAs (NJSCPA) and our members are fortunate that not only is the Director of the NJ Division of Taxation, Michael Bryan, a member of the NJSCPA, he also reads and responds to posts on the Society's Member Open Forum . Below is a post from Director Bryan in response to a question...

  • In honor of Cyber Monday, I'm encouraging all NJSCPA members to head to their computers, laptops and tablets to renew their CPA licenses and complete their IRS Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) registration. As hopefully everyone reading this message knows, there are just 30 more days until...

  • By now, all New Jersey CPAs should have received license renewal information in the mail from the NJ State Board of Accountancy. If you haven't received your packet, contact the State Board directly at (973) 504-6380. Remember that individual CPA license and firm license renewal pages on the State...

  • The NJSCPA was contacted by a member who received his New Jersey CPA license renewal information in the mail today. When he went to the New Jersey State Board of Accountancy website to renew his license, the profession/business menu did not include an option for Certified Public Accountant or Accountancy,...

  • As I mentioned in last week's blog , next week the New Jersey State Board of Accountancy will mail instructions for renewing NJ CPA licenses via the State Board's secure MyLicense website. Before I go on, let's cover the obvious: The end of the current New Jersey triennial reporting...

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  • One of the most common CPA license renewal problems that the NJSCPA hears about is CPAs not receiving the license renewal information from the NJ State Board of Accountancy. Why? Because they didn't update their address of record with the State Board. While license renewal is done online, the...

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  • Just in time for the NJSCPA Young CPAs Half-Day Conference, I present to you a Recommended Reading List for Young CPAs suggested by NJSCPA members. A Pirate Looks at Fifty by Jimmy Buffet “Life passes you by fast. You need to jump on it.” ~ Anthony Hearn, CPA ...

  • On May 31, the NJ CPA Month of Service came to an end. Organized by the New Jersey Society of CPAs, the first annual volunteer service program represents the CPA profession's ongoing commitment to serving the communities where its professionals live and work. CPAs from 18 firms across the Garden...

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  • January 1st is one of my favorite days of the year. It’s a day when we can all hit the reset button and start fresh. At least that’s the plan. Naturally, the first day of the year provides the perfect opportunity to make that pledge to build better habits or tackle that allusive project that...

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  • Remember when you had to sit at the kid’s table? It was great for a while. Then you hit your teens and there still wasn’t room at the grown up table. On the one hand, being at the kid’s table wasn’t terrible. You didn’t have to listen to relatives talk about politics and ancient history. On the other...

  • If you have a Gmail account, you may be missing out on important emails from the New Jersey Society of CPAs. Earlier this year, Gmail rolled out “tabs,” an effort to organize your incoming mail into categories. The three default tabs are Primary, Social Messages and Promotions, and Gmail...