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Robert J. Traphagen, CPA, CGMA Recognized Among Accounting Industry’s Top Managing Partners

Oradell, NJ, August 15, 2023 - Traphagen CPAs & Wealth Advisors proudly announces that Robert J. Traphagen, CPA, CGMA, Managing Partner, has been recognized among the 2023 “Managing Partner Elite” by Accounting Today. This prestigious award celebrates top accounting firm leaders on a national level who are known for their proactive innovation in meeting their clients' and team members' essential and ever-changing needs.

Robert J. Traphagen joined the Firm in 1978 and has been the Managing Partner since 2002. While under his leadership, Traphagen CPAs & Wealth Advisors has become one of the Top 500 Firms and one of the fastest-growing U.S. accounting firms in the country, as ranked by INSIDE Public Accounting in 2022. Traphagen’s commitment to embracing a new paradigm of hybrid, remote, cloud-based, and AI-driven technologies has played a crucial role in this success. Traphagen commented about being recognized with this honor, “The success of a firm comes from the top, and we lead by example with integrity, energy, enthusiasm, dedication, and commitment. This recognition directly reflects our Firm’s people and culture, our credibility in the profession, and leadership as Partners.”

Throughout his 21 years as Managing Partner, Traphagen has guided the Oradell, New Jersey-based firm to invest in significant advisory services, including wealth management, retirement planning, software implementation, college planning services, and middle-management CFO services. His leadership philosophy has emphasized open communication and collaboration with the Firm’s 37 team members through monthly meetings and a culture of knowledge sharing.

Traphagen’s dedication to the well-being of their team is further evident through wellness initiatives, such as wellness weeks and one-on-one fitness and nutrition coaching. Traphagen stated, “We encourage personal and professional growth by empowering our professionals to have a broad knowledge in numerous disciplines.” He recognized the associates’ contributions by stating, “I am profoundly grateful to every team member. Their hard work, dedication, and relentless pursuit of excellence drive our success and create an environment where innovation and collaboration thrive. Their contributions are the backbone of our Firm, and I sincerely thank them for their commitment to our shared vision.”

Accounting Today, the leading information resource for public accountants, bestows this annual ‘Managing Partner Elite’ award to recognize outstanding leaders who excel in tax preparation, bookkeeping, auditing, financial planning, and business advisory services. Traphagen is one of ten Managing Partners, nationwide, who received this prestigious accolade. His innovative approach, strategic leadership, and unwavering commitment to their associates’ professional development and their clients' success make Robert J. Traphagen a standout recipient of this esteemed honor. 

 The full list of 2023 MP Elite can be found here.