Biography

Joseph Chorba, a Principal at WilkinGuttenplan P.C., has been with the firm since 2002. Joe divides his time between working with clients in the real estate industry and closely-held businesses. As part of his real estate expertise, Joseph works with a multitude of CIRAs throughout New York and New Jersey. His work with them includes audits, compilations, forecasts and consulting. He also assists real estate clients with sponsor transition procedures and project management.

Joseph provides closely-held businesses with audit, review, compilation, tax planning/compliance and other miscellaneous consulting services. Joseph also contributes to the development of our entry-level staff and participates in the firm’s intern and staff training and orientation programs and is well versed in accounting software packages for small and medium-sized businesses.

Joseph is also a Certified Fraud Examiner. During his career, Joseph has worked with clients on varying types of fraud investigations that include criminal investigations, embezzlement, misappropriation of assets, and books and records reconstruction.
Prior to joining WilkinGuttenplan P.C., he worked as a staff accountant for a firm in West Orange, NJ providing accounting and bookkeeping services to a diverse client base.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • CPA License: New Jersey
  • Certified Fraud Examiner

Professional Affiliations and Civic Achievements:

  • Treasurer of the CAI NJ Legislative Action Committee
  • Treasurer of the CAI NJ Political Action Committee
  • Member of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA)
  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
  • 2013 Chairman of membership committee, Community Associations Institute, New Jersey Chapter
  • 2015 Author of the Year Award recipient for contributions to Community Trends Magazine
  • 2016 Vice Chairman of the Editorial committee, Community Associations Institute, New Jersey Chapter
  • 2017 Chairman of the editorial committee, Community Associations Institute, New Jersey Chapter

Education:

  • Joe graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Caldwell College. He continues his education through regular CPE and educational seminars.

Q&A

What excites you most about the future of your industry?

Young entrepreneurs and the energy they bring to the marketplace.

If I weren’t an accountant/consultant what would you be?

I would be an architect or marine biologist.

What’s your proudest professional achievement?

Being a part of the success of the WG family and all that WG represents.

What advice would you give to the next generation of CPAs and Advisors?

If something goes wrong, take responsibility. If something goes OK, share the credit with your team. When something goes great, credit your team for a job well done.

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