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Bridget Hartnett

Bridget Hartnett, CPA, PSA
Member of the Firm
(973) 994-9494 ext.134
bridget.hartnett@sobel-cpa.com
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Bridget Hartnett, the Member in Charge of the firm’s Nonprofit and Social Services Practice, has many years of experience in public accounting which she draws on to provide high level service, counsel and suggestions for clients as she is committed to working closely with clients in the social services and nonprofit areas, including educational institutions.  Bridget has responsibility for overseeing the audit engagements conducted by Sobel & Co. for the entire group, collaborating closely with Ron Matan, who serves as a consulting partner, as well as interacting with the professionals serving on the firm’s nonprofit audit team.  In her greatly expanded role, Bridget provides direction, training, mentoring and guidance for the staff as well as being recognized as a key contact for the firm’s nonprofit clients. In addition, Bridget is also responsible for reviewing and overseeing the preparation of nonprofit tax returns. This enables her to deliver advice based on a realistic understanding and familiarity with each client’s unique situation. 

Credentials and Professional Associations

  • Member American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • New Jersey Public School Accountant's License (PSA)
  • Member of New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA)
  • Member of the Allinial Global Nonprofit Community of Practice
  • Active member of the New Jersey CPA Society’s Nonprofit Interest Group
  • Instructor at Fairleigh Dickinson University's Center for Excellence - Certificate in Nonprofit Board Leadership Program
  • Instructor at Seton Hall University's Nonprofit Certificate Program

Community Involvement and Philanthropy

Bridget carries her commitment to social services beyond the work place to include her personal involvement in several areas, such as:

  • Selected as a 2017 NJCPA Diversity & Inclusion Impact Award Winner
  • Best 50 Women in Business 2016, NJBIZ
  • 40 under 40, NJBIZ
  • Board Member of the State Advisory Board of the Salvation Army
  • St. Benedict's school in Holmdel where she is always available for volunteering for projects and special events
  • New Jersey Chapter of Make-A-Wish
  • A volunteer with professional business groups in the New Jersey community, including Monmouth Ocean County Nonprofit Committee

Education

  • Graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree from Montclair State University