- June 20, 2018
Anish Kansara, CPA, MSA and Kevin Feeney, CPA, MST represented the firm at the Agostino & Associates International Tax Enforcement Update seminar in Hackensack, NJ.
The update reviewed the life cycle of an international tax case with an all-star panel of tax controversy professionals from throughout the U. S.
The event also included an update on foreign filings & current tax laws, followed by Agostino & Associates’ Annual Barbecue networking event.
- June 12 - June 15, 2018
As former presidents of the NJCPA, Bergen Chapter Robert J. Traphagen, CPA, CGMA and Christopher M. Chudyk, CPA, CITP represented the firm at the 2018 NJCPA Annual Convention & Expo at the Borgata, in Atlantic City. Christina White, CPA and Craig Sikora were also in attendance.
- June 11 - June 14, 2018
As a member of the CPA Firm Management Association, Eneildaliz Noboa attended the 2018 CPA FMA's National Practice Management Conference in partnership with AICPA ENGAGE in Las Vegas, NV. The conference focused on defining a clear path for the future by providing the latest learning, tools and cutting edge technological information.
- June 9, 2018
This event encompasses all things shredded. We provided the community with an opportunity to dispose of confidential documents while enjoying quality shredded BBQ. An on-site shredding truck was present, as well as catered BBQ. Our goal was to shred 10,000 lbs of documents, helping the community declutter and reduce their risk of confidential information being exposed.
- June 6, 2018
Traphagen Financial Group hosted an Informational Presentation with Former IRS Commissioner, Mark Everson, Former US Congressman, Rick Lazio, and Senior Director of Strategic Relations for Alliant Group, Estefania Quesnel.
The presentation included recent legislative changes, IRS challenges, and future tax changes.
- May 31, 2018
As a former president of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA), Robert J. Traphagen, CPA, CGMA was asked to represent the Firm at the NJCPA Past Presidents’ Golf Day followed by a reception at Deal Golf & Country Club in Deal, NJ.
- May 22, 2018
Representing the Firm are past presidents of the NJCPA Bergen Chapter, Robert J. Traphagen, CPA, CGMA, James A. Lawrence, CPA, CCPS, Christopher M. Chudyk, CPA, CITP and Joseph L. DeLorenzo, CPA - who will once again be the Master of Ceremonies for the NJCPA's Bergen Chapter's 65th Annual Awards Night being held at the Stony Hill Inn in Hackensack, NJ.
Christina White, CPA and Eneildaliz Noboa will also be in attendance.
- May 21, 2018
Jeff Hanson CPA, PFS, AEP, CFP, Craig Sikora, and TFG client & President, Brand Leader of Trajectory, Eric Brody will be participating in a foursome with Greg Buttle, retired NY Jets linebacker at the 2018 Heroes & Cool Kids Golf Outing being held at the Edgewood Country Club, in River Vale. Also, in attendance, representing the Firm will be Robert J. Traphagen, CPA, CGMA and Desiree Martinez, MS.
Heroes & Cool Kids is a New Jersey based not for profit organization formed by TFG client & former NFL player for the NY Jets, Bruce Harper, where professional athletes (Heroes) train high school students to mentor 5th and 6th grade students (Cool Kids) in their district to address the profound issues facing children daily.
- May 9, 2018
Peter Traphagen Sr. CPA, PFS, AEP, CFP was asked to represent the Firm at the Bergen Community College Scholarship Awards Ceremony in Paramus, NJ. Peter Sr. will be presenting the Traphagen Family Scholarship, as well as The Jeremiah & Yolanda Ciancia Scholarship, and The Murphy Family Scholarship.
The Traphagen Family Scholarship Fund at Bergen Community College was established in 2007 to honor the memory of Mrs. Christine Traphagen who was a strong advocate of education. This scholarship provides an annual award for a student enrolled in the accounting or business curriculum with a GPA of 3.0 or greater.
- May 7 - May 11, 2018
Peter Traphagen Jr. CPA, PFS, AEP, CFP attended the Fidelity Investment’s 2018 Executive Forum in Scottsdale, AZ. This year’s event features a line-up of dynamic thought leaders from inside and outside of the financial services industry including Condoleezza Rice, United States Secretary of State (2005-2009); Denning Professor in Global Business and Economy, amongst many others. Some of the topics on the agenda include The State of the Wealth Management Industry, How To Win The Digital War, Cryptocurrency, & Cybersecurity.
- April 26, 2018
As members of the NJCPA, Chris Chudyk, CPA, CITP and Christina White, CPA were asked to represent the Firm at the Rutgers Beta Alpha Psi Theta Mu Chapter on the Livingston Campus in Piscataway, NJ.
- Apri 24, 2018
As members of the Student Program & Scholarships Committee, Christina White, CPA and Randy Rudzik were asked to represent the Firm at the 58th Annual NJCPA Scholarship Awards Ceremony at the Pines Manor in Edison, NJ.
- April 19, 2018
As a member of the Board of Directors of the Bergen Community College Foundation, Peter Traphagen Sr. CPA, PFS, AEP, CFP represented the firm at the Bergen Community College 50th Anniversary Gala at the Venetian in Garfiled, NJ. Also in attendance were Robert J. Traphagen CPA, CGMA, and Eric Mancini CFP, CAIA
- April 7, 2018
Once again, we will be supporting a greater cause - the fight against Lymphoma. Please help Team Traphagen and the Lymphoma Research Foundation raise money and awareness about Lymphoma.
If interested in making a donation, please click on the link to visit our Team Web Page to donate online:
- March 22, 2018
Christina White, CPA, Christopher Fundora, CFP, Craig Sikora, Eric Traphagen & Alex Macchio represented the Firm at the Weichert Realtors Oradell, Business Mixer Networking Event. This was a great opportunity for TFG Associates to network with agents in the Weichert office and peers in the real estate market.
Congratulations to Team TFG for coming together to attend this event!
- February 27, 2018
Robert J. Traphagen, CPA, CGMA represented the firm at the PNC Annual Appreciation Reception. The PNC New Jersey Regional President and Senior Management Team recognized Traphagen Financial Group as one of their Outstanding Business Partners for 2018.
Congratulations to All!
- February 23, 2018
James A. Lawrence, CPA, CCPS was asked to represent the Firm and the NJCPA's Bergen Chapter in a meeting with New Jersey's Fifth Congressional District Representative, Joshua S. Gottheimer to discuss topics related to the new tax laws impact on New Jersey residents.
- November 10, 2017
TFG Associates: Robert J. Traphagen, CPA, CGMA, Veronica Gonzalez, Desiree Martinez, Marissa Sinforosa, Kate Armenta, CPA, Eneildaliz Noboa, Natalie Ydo, Alex S. Macchio, Joseph DeLorenzo, CPA, David J. Suthar, Jeffrey Muscio, Craig Sikora, Randy Rudzik, Jeffrey Hanson, CPA, PFS, AEP, CFP & Stephen Matthews, represented the Firm at Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County. On Friday, November 10th, 15 of our associates volunteered with Habitat for Humanity in collaboration with Allendale Senior Affordable Housing to help build homes for low-income senior citizens.
- November 2, 2017
As a member and former president of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA), Robert J. Traphagen, CPA, CGMA was asked to represent the Firm at the NJCPA State Society Past Presidents Dinner in Iselin, NJ.
- October 16, 2017
As members of the New Jersey CPA Bergen Chapter, Christina White, CPA and Randy Rudzik were asked to represent the Firm at Elmwood Park High School in Elmwood Park, NJ. Through the CPA Career Awareness Presentation program (formerly the Pay It Forward program), Christina and Randy gave an interactive presentation to high school students called “Tomorrow’s CPA Challenge” which allows students to learn about options in the accounting profession.
- October 7, 2017
Alex Macchio, Desiree Martinez, Craig Sikora, Kathy Marsico, CPA, and Marissa Sinforosa represented the firm at the 11th Annual Oradell 5k & Fun Run.
- October 5, 2017
Robert J. Traphagen, CPA, CGMA, member of the New Jersey CPA PAC Committee (NJ-CPA-PAC) was asked to represent the firm at the Senator Gerald Cardinale Reception at Seasons in Washington Township.
- October 2, 2017
Robert J. Traphagen, CPA, CGMA and Kevin Feeney, CPA, MST represented the firm at The Election Fund of Senator Paul Sarlo, a Democratic member of the New Jersey State Senate - 36th Legislative District (Bergen & Passaic County).
- September 30, 2017
Eric Mancini, CFP, CAIA, David Suthar, Alex Macchio, and Jeff Muscio represented the firm on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at the President’s Cup PGA Tour at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, NJ, on behalf of our client Heroes and Cool Kids. Heroes & Cool Kids is a New Jersey based not-for-profit organization formed by former NFL player for the New York Jets, Bruce Harper, where professional athletes (Heroes) train high school students to mentor 5th and 6th grade students (Cool Kids) in their district to address the profound issues facing children daily.
- September 19, 2017
Steven Budryk and Eneildaliz Noboa represented the Firm at the 2017 Ramapo College Accounting Meet & Greet career fair event at Ramapo College in Mahwah, NJ, and discussed career and internship opportunities with over 30 enthusiastic students.
- July 22, 2017
Jeffrey Muscio represented the Firm at the Squire's Foundation's Day for "Sean's Pals" benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at Monmouth Racetrack in Oceanport, NJ. TFG clients, Bill and Jodi Squires first stepped out in Great Strides in 2003 when their son, Sean was diagnosed with the disease. The Squires family is committed to participating in the Great Strides fundraising walk every year along with the support of family, friends and colleagues.
- June 12, 2017
James A. Lawrence, CPA, CCPS, Joseph L. DeLorenzo, CPA, Christopher M. Chudyk, CPA, CITP, Desiree Martinez, MS and Craig Sikora represented the firm at the NJCPA's Bergen Chapter Annual Golf Outing held at the Ramsey Golf and Country Club.
- May 3, 2017
As a member and former president of the NJ CPA Political Action Committee, Robert J. Traphagen, CPA, CGMA represented the Firm at the NJCPA’s Q&A with Kim Guadagno, Republican for Governor.
- April 18, 2017
Members of TFG, observed a 47- year old tradition of growing beards, beginning January 1, to be shaved at close of business on April 18, this year's tax deadline. The tradition was implemented by the company's founder, V. Peter Traphagen, CPA, PFS, AEP, CFP.
In conjunction with the Annual Beard Shaving, TFG partnered with the Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) to grow beards and raise awareness and funding for a cure for lymphoma. This year, more than $3,000 was raised for the Lymphoma Research Foundation.
- February 22, 2017
Robert J. Traphagen, CPA, CGMA represented the firm at the PNC Annual Appreciation Reception. The PNC New Jersey Regional President and Senior Management Team will be recognizing Traphagen Financial Group as one of their Outstanding Business Partner for 2017.
- February 2, 2017
Robert J. Traphagen, CPA, CGMA represented the Firm at the New Jersey's CPA’s Q&A with former U.S. Ambassador to Germany and Democratic candidate for Governor Phil Murphy.
- October 8, 2016
Joseph DeLorenzo, CPA represented the firm at the Oradell Kids Foundation 10th Annual Oradell 5k & Fun Run.
- May 17, 2016
We are proud to announce that Christopher M. Chudyk, CPA, CITP will be Inducted as President of the Bergen Chapter of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants for the 2016-2017 term.