Lerch, Vinci & Higgins, LLP

Donna L. Japhet


Degrees & Certifications Held:
  • B.S. Ramapo College - Accounting
  • Certified Public Accountant - State of New Jersey
  • Public School Accountant - State of New Jersey

Areas of Expertise:

  • In charge of audit engagements of several school districts, certain municipalities, as well as other governmental entities.
  • Provides management advisory services to the firm’s governmental clients including:
    • Internal control review of financial operating systems;
    • Development and implementation of financial and compliance corrective action plans;
    • Budget preparation and projections;
    • Implementation of the new GASB pronouncements
  • Assists school districts in the preparation of their Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for submission to the Government Finance Officers Association and the Association of School Business Officials International for their Certificate of Excellence in  Financial Reporting Program.
  • Serves on the firm’s committee responsible for overseeing the firm’s implementation of new accounting and auditing pronouncements.
  • Assists in the development of the firm's audit programs utilized for governmental audit engagements.

Memberships and Professional Organizations:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Government Finance Officers Association
  • Associate Member, New Jersey Association of School Business Officials

e-mail: djaphet@lvhcpa.com

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