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P. Jeffrey Christakos, M.B.A., C.P.A.


Specialist Professor

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M.B.A., Fairleigh Dickinson University

B.A., Seton Hall University

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Jeffrey has been in the accounting and financial services industry for over 30 years. He has experience in the areas of accounting, tax preparation and wealth management. In addition to his role as Specialist Professor of Accounting, he is a partner and Lead Advisor at Westfield Wealth Management and Vice Chairman of the Downtown Westfield Corporation.

Research Interests

Teaching interests include personal finance, auditing, managerial and financial accounting.

Scholarly Articles

“Convergence of Global Accounting Standards,” NJCPA Magazine, August 2017
“Succession Planning for Business Clients,” NJ CPA Magazine, January 2017
“Helping Clients Prevent Financial Infidelity,” NJ CPA Magazine, November 2015
“What You Need to Know About New AICPA PFP Standards,” NJ CPA Magazine, January 2015
“The Full Disclosure on Compliance and Disclosure Issues for Financial Advisors,” NJ CPA Magazine, May 2012
“Using Non-Market Related Strategies to Decrease Risk,” NJ CPA Magazine, September 2010

Popular Press

Jeffrey is regularly quoted on financial planning topics by CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, and US News and World Report.


In 2019, the NJCPA awarded Jeffrey with the Exceptional Educator Ovation Award in recognition of exemplary efforts and stellar achievement in advancing New Jersey’s accounting profession.

Leon Hess Business School presented Jeffrey with the 2018-2019 Service Excellence Award and as part of Monmouth University’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Jeffrey was named as a Service Learning Faculty Fellow.

In 2018, Jeffrey received the Volunteer of the Year Award from the NJCPA.

Jeffrey is a member of the New Jersey Society of CPAs and was named to New Jersey CPA Magazine’s inaugural “CPA-List”. This list acknowledges the high level of performance and engagement of selected NJCPA members in a variety of practice areas.