Volunteer

NJCPA provides CPAs in New Jersey with opportunities to create impact and give back to the community. Whether you are looking to develop professionally or help a community in need, our volunteer opportunities allow you to leverage your CPA credential for the benefit of others.

Looking to develop and share your professional expertise or point of view in support of the profession? Consider speaking at one of our numerous conferences or events, writing content for our print and digital publications, or serving on a committee or interest group.  

Or, if you would like to help communities in need, we have project-based or day-long service events that afford you the opportunity to support a cause alongside a fellow CPA.

Review the opportunities below and then sign up as a volunteer.

Writing and Editorial Boards

  • Author/Content contributor:
    • New Jersey CPA Magazine Author. Write articles on professional topics that affect NJCPA members.
    • Young Professionals Writers Pool. Write or contribute to articles or suggest ideas on topics relevant to future and young professionals.
    • Editorial Board for Future CPAs. Write or contribute to articles or suggest ideas on topics relevant to college accounting students and recent graduates.
  • Blogger. Share opinions, resources, experiences and commentary about a particular topic on Connect, the New Jersey Society of CPAs online community.

For and About Students

  • Pay It Forward Speaker. NJCPA members volunteer to make presentations about the CPA profession at high schools in NJ.
  • Editorial Board for Future CPAs. Write or contribute to articles or suggest ideas on topics relevant to college accounting students and recent graduates.
  • Speaker or Featured Member for Various Student Programs. Share your professional story and depth of knowledge and experience with college and university students and educators at various events.
  • NJCPA Mentor Program. Encourage and guide our scholarship recipients as they transition from high school to college and then into the accounting profession through meaningful contact for the duration of the student’s undergraduate career.
  • CPA Exam Cram Blog Author. Share your trials, tribulations and triumphs as you prepare for and take the CPA Exam. Write weekly about your experiences, including studying techniques/tips, waiting for your scores, balancing studying and working with their social life, or whatever is on your mind.
  • NJCPA Student Ambassador. Reach out to students on your college campus and encourage them to consider accounting as a career choice, and publicize NJCPA membership and scholarship opportunities.

Reaching the Community, Serving the Public

  • Tax Call-In Program Volunteer. Answer phone calls from the public to assist them with income tax preparation.

Speaking/Instructing

  • Presenter for NJCPA Chapter Events. NJCPA Chapters looks to its pool of members with speaking experience and technical expertise to present 1-4 hours of educational (CPE) topics related to the accounting profession or other issues that affect NJCPA members.
  • Presenter for NJCPA Conferences. The NJCPA Education Foundation looks to its pool of members with speaking experience and technical expertise to present 1-4 hours of educational (CPE) topics related to the accounting profession or other issues that affect NJCPA members.

Advocacy

  • Legislative Keyperson. The New Jersey Society of CPAs protects the CPA profession by asking its Keyperson members to communicate the Society’s position on a critical issue to the legislators with whom they have a relationship (relationship can mean anything from knowing him/her on a casual basis because you live in the same neighborhood or attend the same place of worship, to a closer relationship based on personal or business ties).