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Events


  • November 5, 2018

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 20, 2018

As a member of the Peapack-Gladstone Bank Advisory Board, Robert J. Traphagen, CPA, CGMA represented the Firm at the Peapack-Gladstone Bank event benefiting the RWJBarnabas Health, Cancer Support and healthcare in the region at the 98th Far Hills Race Meeting in Far Hills, NJ.

  • October 18, 2018

As members of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA), Christina White, CPA and Jeffrey Muscio had the opportunity to meet and network with young professionals from the Bergen County Chapter Emerging Leaders and the Mahwah Regional Chamber of Commerce during the NJCPA Bergen Chapter Young Professionals Happy Hour event in Mahwah, NJ.

  • October 16, 2018

As former presidents and members of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA), Robert J. Traphagen, CPA, CGMA, James A. Lawrence, CPA, CCPS, and Joseph L. DeLorenzo, CPA represented the Firm at the NJCPA State Society Past President's Dinner in Teaneck, NJ.

  • October 10, 2018

Traphagen Financial Group took part in the Lee National Denim Day Fundraiser created by Lee Jeans, where associates made a donation to wear jeans to work to show how they are helping the American Cancer Society free the world from the pain and suffering of breast cancer.   

  • October 6, 2018

Through our sponsorship with Oradell Kids Foundation, Robert J. Traphagen, CPA, CGMA, Jeff Hanson, CPA, PFS, AEP,CFP, Kate Armenta, CPA, Christina White, CPA, Kathy Marsico, CPA, Desiree Martinez, MS, Eric Traphagen, Marissa Sinforosa, and Chris Moran represented the Firm at the 12th Annual Oradell 5K Fun Run along with family and friends.

  • September 26, 2018

As a member of the New Jersey CPA Bergen Chapter, Christina White, CPA, was asked to represent the Firm at Manchester Regional High School in Haledon, NJ.  

Through the CPA Career Awareness Program (formerly the Pay It Forward Program), Christina had the opportunity to present to high school students about the accounting profession.

  • September 18, 2018

 Christina White, CPA and Steven Budryk represented the Firm at the Ramapo College Accounting Meet & Greet in Mahwah, NJ.

The event gave approximately 30 students and alumni candidates the opportunity to discuss career and internship opportunities here at TFG.

  • September 5, 2018

As a member of the Peapack-Gladstone Bank Advisory Board, Robert J. Traphagen, CPA, CGMA represented the Firm at the PGB - Signature Event for Carey Lohrenz, the first female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot in the U.S. Navy, and author of Fearless Leadership at The Mansion At Natirar in Peapack, NJ.

  • August 25, 2018

Desiree Martinez, MS, Kevin Feeney, CPA, MST, Veronica Gonzalez, EA, Craig Sikora, Jeff Muscio, Alex Macchio, & David Suthar represented the firm on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at the Northern Trust PGA Tour at Ridgewood Country Club in Ridgewood, 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.

  • July 26, 2018

Through our long-standing relationship with Rutgers University, and as a member of The NJCPA, Christina White, CPA represented the Firm  at the Rutgers University - Newark Campus panel discussion.

The panel discussion focused on the CPA profession, the CPA exam and on the Becker’s review course, followed by a Q&A session.

  • July 21, 2018

Craig Sikora and his family attended a Day at the Races for "Sean's Pals" Picnic and Barbecue hosted by TFG clients, Bill and Jodi Squires at Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, NJ.

Bill and Jodi Squires have been committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis since 2002 when their son was diagnosed with the disease.  Every year, they are able to fund further research benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation with the support of family, friends and colleagues.

  • June 20, 2018

Anish Kansara, CPA 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

Team TFG will be hosting our Annual Shred-It Event.  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 a member of the Student Program & Scholarships Committee, Christina White, CPA was 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.

  • 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,  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.

  • October 16, 2017

As a member of the New Jersey CPA Bergen Chapter, Christina White, CPA was 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 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 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.

  • 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.

Congratulations!

  • 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.