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Richard Strauss, MBA, CPA - Partner

Rich@KSM-CPA.com

In Rich's over 30 years of experience in firms varying in size from 4 people to "Big 4" he's worked with many different types of clients.
Rich completed his undergraduate degree in Economics from Union College in Schenectady, New York, and then moved to New York City to complete his MBA in Accountancy at Baruch College. He later earned the AICPA's Certificate of Educational Achievement in Taxation and has completed the Certified Financial Planner coursework.
Rich loves to stay engaged with his communities, and is currently a member of several organizations, including American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), New Jersey Society of CPAs, National Society of Tax Practitioners, and the Mercer County Chamber of Commerce. He is a licensed CPA in both New Jersey and New York.
Rich lives in Central Jersey and enjoys golf, reading, travel, and scuba diving. He is also the bass player in the classic rock band 40WINX( https://www.facebook.com/40-Winx-111293682247868/). 

 
Nick Mousa, CPA, CFP - Partner
Nick became a CPA in 2010 after earning his BS in Accounting and Business Management at Montclair University. He is also a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and is licensed in Life and Health Insurance. This background and Nick's desire to be an advisor enables him to look at our clients' entire financial picture and help them plan.
Nick's knowledge in both the tax and accounting arenas and skills and experience with QuickBooks make him strong on the business side. He is a trusted advisor to business clients, including efficiently maintaining their books and records.
Nick has chosen a career path that has led him to concentrate his practice so that he's working with business clients that are primarily family-owned businesses and the individuals who make up those families. This allows him to form meaningful relationships with them while helping to maximize their financial potential.
As life-long New Jersey resident, it's no surprise that Nick is a big fan of Bruce Springsteen and has been to dozens of shows. He likes to stay active with running and hiking, though his golf game is a "work in progress," as he likes to say. He also loves to spend time with his wife, Christine, and his family and friends.
 

David Attner, CPA

David@KSM-CPA.com

David brings over 40 years of experience in public practice and corporate industry with him to the firm, including 23 years as a partner in his Ocean Township CPA practice, which has recently merged with KSM Group CPAs. He takes pride and excels in providing his clients with excellent service and personal attention, resulting in long term relationships. 

David is a member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the New Jersey Society of CPAs. He is fully experienced in all areas of tax and accounting with specific emphasis on individual taxation. 

David resides near the Jersey Shore with his wife Janet. He enjoys sports, travel, fitness, nutrition, and visiting his children and grandchildren.

Jennifer Tejeda - Senior Accountant

Jennifer@KSM-CPA.com

During her 20+ years with the firm, Jennifer has developed strong working relationships with clients who have grown to depend on her expertise and advice. She has a BS in Business Administration from Rider University and stays current with tax and accounting issues through continuing education.
Jennifer lives in Mercer County and enjoys cheering on her sons at their sporting events and spending time with her family and friends.
 
Yasaman (Yasi) Nickpour - Staff Accountant

Yasi@KSM-CPA.com

Yasi has been with the firm since 2015 and is in the midst of taking the CPA exam. She graduated in 2013 from Rutgers University with a BA in Accountancy. Yasi works with individual and business clients to maintain their books and records and prepare financial statements and tax returns. Her clients appreciate her attention to detail and her calm demeanor.
Yasi enjoys travel and time spent with friends and family.
 
Jill Trought - Office Manager and Client Relations
In her more than 10 years with the firm, Jill has become a vital resource for clients and staff who rely on her to keep things running smoothly. She adeptly interfaces with and assists our clients in her multifaceted role.
Jill lives with her family in South Jersey and enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
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