Title: Managing Partner, Founder, Chief Executive Officer
Company: Lizza, Kmetz & Associates, LLP
Location: Lyndhurst, New Jersey, United States
Joseph A. Lizza, MBA, CPA, CGMA, Managing Partner, Founder, and Chief Executive Officer at Lizza, Kmetz & Associates, LLP, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in accounting.
Prior to establishing his own practice, Mr. Lizza received a Bachelor of Arts in accounting from St. Peter’s College in 1978. After fulfilling the requirements established by the state of New Jersey, he became a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in 1981. In 1992, he founded Lizza & Associates and acted as chief executive officer, applying his expertise and building his professional experience as an accountant. Mr. Lizza went on to earn a Master of Business Administration in innovation and entrepreneurship from Felician College in 2009 and was recently awarded the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation from the American Institute of CPAs and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. The CGMA designation recognizes professionals who have a deep understanding of finance, and have expanded their business skills through experience as management accountants to help drive better business decisions.
Mr. Lizza also holds membership with the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA). For over three decades, his expertise in finance and accounting has allowed him to become a leader in the industry. His efforts have been consistently recognized by his clients and peers, as he was awarded the Five Star Top Wealth Manager’s Award in Business Planning for 2011, 2012, and 2013. In 2014, he was recognized by The Italian Voice with the Best of New Jersey Award of Excellence. In addition to his achievements as an accountant, Mr. Lizza is also an active member of the business faculties of several prestigious institutions of higher education, including Fordham University, Felician College, and the Becker CPA Review Company. His excellence in teaching has been recognized with multiple awards, including Teacher of the Year from the Rutgers Accounting Society, Teaching Excellence from the Becker CPA Review Company, and the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence from Fordham University. In 2019, Lizza & Associates brought on Matthew Kmetz as a partner and became Lizza, Kmetz & Associates, LLP. In the coming years, Mr. Lizza plans to grow his practice even further in the future, aiming to reach five partners and 100 employees.
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