Joe Caplan and Jackie Engelsman Receive NJCPA 2023 Ovation Awards
RRBB is proud to announce that two people from the firm are included in this year’s New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA) Ovation Awards.
Joseph A. Caplan, CPA, MBA is a Partner at Rosenberg Rich Baker Berman, P.A., Managing Member of RRBB Advisors, LLC, and Chair of the Tax Department. He is a 2023 Ovation Award winner in the Impact category. On the award, Joe said, “The accounting community is a unique one. I have learned a lot from other industry professionals. I’m honored to be recognized for my efforts to give back in the same way.”
Jacqueline Engelsman, PCM, CDMP, Director of Marketing and Business Development, is a 2023 Ovation Award winner in the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion category. She stated, “It is incredibly humbling to be a part of this list. My daily goal is to do the right thing, and I only hope to inspire others to do the same.”
About the NJCPA Ovation Awards
Ovation Awards were announced on October 4 and distributed in seven categories. The Impact category recognizes those who dedicate meaningful time and energy to commendable endeavors. For example, giving back to the community, sharing professional expertise to support others, or advancing the interests and needs of the accounting profession. Award recipients display this through their active engagement, leadership, or advocacy. The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion category, honors diversity, equity, and inclusion champions. These champions work passionately to make the accounting and finance profession open, welcoming, and fair. Their efforts include encouraging and promoting initiatives and change, regardless of race, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender, disability status, or other dimensions of diversity.
With over 13,000 members, the NJCPA represents the interests of the accounting profession. It also aims to advance the financial well-being of the people of New Jersey. Therefore, the NJCPA plays a leadership role in supporting the profession. It provides members with educational resources, access to shared knowledge, and a continuing effort to create and expand professional opportunities. View all the Ovation Award winners at njcpa.org/awards.
About Joe and Jackie
Passionate about the profession, Joe has made significant contributions to the firm, community, and industry. Thus, NJBIZ listed him in the 2019 “Vanguard Series: Accounting” issue. A resident of Howell, Joe serves as the President of the NJCPA Monmouth/Ocean County Chapter. He is also a member of the Young Member Leadership Committee for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Joe is a graduate of the Leadership Academy through the AICPA, being one of only 41 CPAs nationwide. In addition, he was among only eleven New York CPAs to participate in the 2022 New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) Leadership Institute. Joe received his Master of Business Administration from Saint Peter’s University in 2010. He received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting, cum laude, from the College of Staten Island, the City University of New York (CUNY) in 2005.
Passionate about giving back, Jackie dedicates her time to promoting DEI, wellness, and philanthropic activities in and outside the firm. Therefore, Jackie founded the RRBB Women’s Forum to create an open platform for all female staff to share their successes and challenges and support each other’s growth and development. She also heads the firm’s involvement in an annual breast cancer awareness walk through Making Strides of Central New Jersey and in holiday gifting for The Center for Great Expectations. A resident of Green Brook, Jackie is an active member of the Somerset County Business Partnership and The Jewish Federation of West-Central New Jersey, serving on the Women’s Philanthropy and Business Networking Group Committees. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from Rider University in 2012.
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