• Matthew Holman

Jerry W. Conaty named Chair of the NJCPA’s Governmental Accounting and Audit Interest Group

LAKEWOOD, NJ – Jerry W. Conaty, CPA, CFE, RMA, has been named Chair of the NJCPA’s Governmental Accounting and Audit Interest Group. Conaty is a Lacey Township resident and Partner at HFA, a Lakewood-based accounting firm.

“My goal is to help keep members informed of new standards and issues impacting our group through presentations and discussion from people familiar with the various issues,” said Conaty.


The Governmental Accounting and Auditing Interest Group identifies and responds to issues related to government accounting and auditing. The group is responsible for the following:

  • Holding five to six meetings per year as a forum for discussion of emerging issues related to government accounting and auditing;

  • Commenting on proposed professional guidance of standard-setting bodies related to government accounting and auditing such as GASB and GAO exposure drafts;

  • Identifying and discussing emerging government accounting and auditing practice problems affecting practitioners;

  • Maintaining relationships between the Society organizations related to government accounting and auditing including Division of Local Governments and the NJ Department of Education.

“I’m hopeful that my involvement with the Governmental Accounting and Auditing Interest Group will spur more people to get involved and give back to the profession for current and future generations,” said Conaty.


Conaty was most recently voted in as Trustee of the NJCPA’s Monmouth/Ocean County Chapter in May 2022. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees for the Count Basie Center for the Arts, and a Treasurer for The CSM Robert Gallagher Charitable Foundation.


As a member of the HFA team for over 15 years, Conaty has experience in governmental entities (including municipalities, counties and school districts), utility authorities, construction and real estate development, and not-for-profit entities. His areas of expertise include consulting, forensic accounting, financial statement audits and single audits.

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