26 May: Baer Bill Would Make New Jersey More Competitive

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senator Byron M. Baer, which would make New Jersey a more competitive market with neighboring states for accountants by allowing students to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam earlier, was approved by the Senate Commerce Committee today.

“Accountants are beginning to shatter the stereotype that they are only back room numbers crunchers as they begin to shift roles and become more like boardroom strategists,” said Senator Baer, D-Bergen. “More often these days, It is the CPAs who are asked to determine how today’s trend will shape tomorrow’s financial future. An accountant with the proper certification is considered a key asset in any business.”