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Reflecting on 2021: Jeremy Offsey

We’d love to hear your highlights and significant moments from 2021. What are some standouts for you—for better or for worse—reflecting on the year? Definitely coming here. I started at Wiss in July this year. It’s scary changing jobs. It’s been an awesome fit and an exciting change. I was supposed to get married in 2020. We weren’t able to plan our wedding like we wanted to. It was frustrating. Just after we put down our deposit, Covid hit. We had a backyard Zoom wedding. I couldn’t...

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Reflecting on 2021: Meryl Dorais

This December we’re taking stock of the year that’s passed and sharing stories of the ups, the downs, and everything in between. Meryl, could you take us through some of your highlights and insights from 2021? Meryl: 2021 in a nutshell: a lot happened! One major change for me professionally this year was switching from Audit to Advisory at Wiss. I had been in Audit for four years since leaving Ramapo college. I didn’t want to leave Wiss, but I wanted to see what other options were...

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Reflecting on 2021: Namrita Singh

We’d love to hear about moments during this past year that were meaningful for you. What are some standouts for you—for better or for worse—reflecting on 2021? Being able to work flexibly has made a huge positive impact for me. I moved back home with my parents this year, and I’ve been able to spend more time with them than I ever thought I would again. My parents are immigrants and we don’t have any family close to us so being able to spend all this extended time with them has...

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Nicole DeRosa on Leadership, Opening Doors, and Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone

Nicole DeRosa, Senior Tax Manager at Wiss, sits down with Wiss Marketing to share her story. Could you tell us a little bit about your background? Personally, I have always gravitated toward math and science so I knew it was likely that I’d end up doing something in that general arena.  In my junior year in high school, I took an accounting class and knew at that point that I wanted to be an Accountant.  Unusual, I know because back then, the stigma of ‘an accountant’ was so “un-cool”...

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Reflecting on December: Chirag Sharma

This December, we’re taking a moment to look back on the past 12 months and reflect. It’s been a big year, with ups and downs. What have been your highlights and insights of 2021? Chirag Sharma: I don’t usually stop to reflect, so I appreciate this! OK, here goes! Highlight number 1 was passing the first level of my CFA. I took it in May, and received the results at the end of July. That’s just level 1; I’m currently studying for levels 2 and 3. Just getting over that level 1 hurdle...

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Gaining a Higher Purpose Through Giving Back

Tax Assistant, Joanne Spencer, discusses the power of giving back to the community. In what ways do you give back? Joanne: Much of what I do to give back to the community comes from my own life experiences, as well as my being a member of Union Baptist Church in Montclair, NJ, where I serve on the church’s Ministerial Team. Giving needn’t be faith-based. In fact, for many people, their life experiences have had a great bearing on how they have responded to others’ needs within the...

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Bringing People Joy, One Belly Rub and Paw Shake at a Time

Above: Daisy, Louie, Jack and Chase. “If people could take one thing away from interacting with my dogs, I hope to think it’s the feeling that they are loved; that there are people, as well as animals, out there that are there for them.” It’s Giving & Gratitude month at Wiss. How do you give back? As a family, we decided to have all our dogs certified to become therapy dogs. To be certified as a therapy dog, each of our pets must be trained and pass a Canine Good Citizen Test...

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Doing Better and Being Better: An Interview with Christopher Cowan, Partner

Chris, you’re passionate about giving back to the community. Can you tell us more about that? We’re not here without the support of our communities. I believe we really have a moral obligation to give back. It’s an obligation of ours to leverage the voice and respect that we have within the community, to help those who are less fortunate than we are. I’ve always wanted to do better and be better. I give back whenever I can and try to encourage others to do the same. “I’ve always...

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Be Who You Are, and You’ll Get to Where You Want to Be

Amanda Dominguez, Chief Operating Officer at Wiss, sits down with the Marketing Team to talk about her ever-evolving career. Is there someone you look up to as a leader? Amanda: In his famous work, The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran says on teaching, “If he [the teacher] is indeed wise he does not bid you enter the house of his wisdom, but rather leads you to the threshold of your own mind.” I’m thinking of someone I’ve worked with – a mentor, leader and friend who encapsulated this very...

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A Company’s Success Depends on its Humanity

Marketing Associate, Harriet Levenston, sits down with Managing Partner at Wiss, Paul Peterson, to discuss his take on what’s at the heart of a healthy company. Harriet: Hi Paul. Thanks for taking the time to chat with me today. Paul: Absolutely! You lead the firm’s long-term strategy and help create an environment where employees can flourish. What was the path like getting here? When I first started out, I wasn’t sure exactly what I wanted to do—public accounting, industry, etc....

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