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  • September 22, 2022

Through our long-standing relationship and partnership with Montclair State University, Kristina Kostovski, CPA, MBA, Alumnus was asked to represent the Firm during their “Accounting and Financial Services Career and Internship Fair”. Also in attendance will be Nicole Garcia, where they will have an opportunity to meet with accounting students who are looking for an internship or a full-time position within the industry.

  • September 13, 2022

Through our long-standing relationship and partnership with William Paterson University, Nicole Garcia, Alumnus was asked to represent the Firm during their “Meet the Firms Fall 2022 Event".  Also in attendance will be Steven Budryk, CPA, MS, where they will have an opportunity to meet with accounting students who are looking for an internship or a full-time position within the industry.

  • September 12, 2022

Traphagen CPA’s & Wealth Advisors Announces Partner Promotions

It’s an honor and privilege to recognize these outstanding individuals on this important and well-deserved career milestone.

Jeff Hanson, CPA, PFS, AEP, CFP® and Eric Mancini, CFP®, CAIA, CFA are invaluable members of our Firm, consistently leading our client service teams and delivering exceptional value to our clients.

We look forward to their continued professional growth and expanded leadership roles at the Firm.



  • September 10, 2022

Craig Sikora, EA will represented the Firm on, September 10, 2022, at our client, Dor-Win Manufacturing Company’s 60th Anniversary Celebration! 

For the past 60 years, Dor-Win has been manufacturing vinyl windows and doors for residential and commercial construction.

  • August 25, 2022

Kristina Kostovski, CPA, MBA  represented the Firm during the Montclair State University’s Recent Alumni Network End-of-Summer Social.  The Recent Alumni Network (RAN) works to meet the needs and interests of alumni from the past ten graduating classes.

The RAN Committee leads the charge in developing, planning, promoting, and delivering quality programs designed to engage recent graduates. Kristina hopes to continue to build meaningful connections with her alma matter.

  • August 15, 2022

Steven J. Budryk, CPA, MS was offered the opportunity to teach as an adjunct professor at Ramapo College this upcoming fall. Steve will be teaching a Federal Taxation II course. The course will cover an array of topics that include the application of basic principles of federal income taxation for more advanced individual and corporate transactions.

Steven has always had an interest in teaching students at his alma mater, and giving back to the community at Ramapo College, where he made so many memories and was given many opportunities through the Anisfield School of Business.


  • August 1, 2022

Kristina Kostovski, CPA, MBA was offered the opportunity to teach as an adjust professor at Montclair State University this upcoming fall. Kristina will be teaching Fundamentals of Tax to Graduate students pursuing business focused degrees. 

Kristina has always had a passion for mentoring and teaching students and is excited to continue to foster the relationship with her alma matter as a Professor of the university. Kristina will represent the Firm at a vibrant community of more than 22,000 students, scholars, faculty, staff, and other professionals.  


  • June 22, 20222

Darren Thomas, J.D., CPA, EA will be representing the Firm on June 22, 2022 at the Agostino & Associates Tax Controversy Update seminar in Hackensack, NJ.

 The Tax Controversy Update is an annual event where private and government tax professionals discuss current events and best practices relating to Federal and State Tax Compliance and Enforcement.   

 The event will be followed by the Agostino & Associates/Taxpayer Assistance Centers’ Summer Barbecue networking event.


  •  June 14 - June 17, 2022

This year, Robert Traphagen, CPA, CGMA, Christopher Chudyk, CPA, CITP, Joseph DeLorenzo, CPA, Darren Thomas, JD, CPA, EA, Craig Sikora, EA, Kristina Kostovski, CPA, Steven Budryk, CPA, MS, and Nicole Garcia will be representing Traphagen CPAs & Wealth Advisors at the NJCPA Convention & Expo.

About the NJCPA Convention & Expo

The NJCPA Convention & Expo knows that there are mega-changes occurring over the past few years making it clear that transformation is the only way forward. 

Topics covered will include: Accounting, financial reporting and regulatory developments, business profitability in the wake of a changing business landscape, stepping up business intelligence with data and predictive analytics. accounting innovation and best technologies. economic issues facing businesses and investors. leadership principals for a productive organizational culture, evolving tax changes and strategies.

In addition, during this year’s Annual Business Meeting, Darren Thomas, JD, CPA, EA, will be inducted as Vice Leader of the NJCPA’s Federal Tax Interest Group.


  • May 14, 2022

5th Annual Shredding Event:  We provided the community an opportunity to dispose of confidential documents securely. An on-site shredding truck will be present, and our goal is to shred 10,000lbs of documents, helping the community declutter and reduce their risk of confidential information being compromised.

  • April 29, 2022

Bergen Volunteers hosted over 100 guests at its 2022 Volunteer Recognition Luncheon. Held at Bergen Volunteers premises in Hackensack, this luncheon honored and recognized those in and around Bergen County who have given so generously of their time and talent for the benefit of the community.

Robert J. Traphagen, CPA, CGMA was invited to the exclusive event where Traphagen CPAs & Wealth Advisors received and Honorable Mention and received a  2022 Annual Volunteer Recognition Award 

  • January 6, 2022

As members of the New Jersey CPA Bergen Chapter, and Co-Chairs of the State Tax CPE Class Committee, Darren Thomas, JD, CPA, EA, and Christina White, CPA, MS were asked to represent the Firm and organize the upcoming Bergen Chapter - Multistate PTE Tax Update and NJ BAIT in-person event.  

In this event, participants had the opportunity to hear updates on New Jersey, California, New York, and Connecticut pass-through entity taxes.