Certified Public Accountants: Tax, Accounting, Bookkeeping, Consulting


Kaduson Strauss combines the experience of a large firm with the personal attention only a local firm can provide. Our clients come back to Kaduson Strauss year after year because they know they are in good hands. We work to develop long-term relationships; whether your needs are simple or complex, Kaduson Strauss can help.

Please take a moment to read more about Kaduson Strauss. If you have questions or would like more detailed information about how Kaduson Strauss can help you, please contact us. We will respond promptly, and look forward to serving you.


Richard Strauss, MBA, CPA

Rich Strauss’s 30 years of experience in public accounting include firms ranging in size from four people to “Big Five” when he worked at Ernst & Whinney prior to its merger with Arthur Young. In addition to managing Kaduson Strauss and handling a full caseload, Rich reviews all the work done by the professional staff and consults regularly with his clients to help them improve their businesses and/or finances. He also works extensively with trusts and estate planning.

Rich is a Certified Public Accountant in both New Jersey and New York, and a Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor.

Over the years Rich Strauss has provided accounting, tax and bookkeeping support to clients in these and many other industries:

  • professional services
  • retail
  • wholesaling
  • hotels
  • restaurants
  • contractors
  • real estate professionals
  • advertising
  • mail order
  • sports agents
  • professional athletes
  • manufacturing

Rich is a member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), New Jersey Society of CPAs, New York State Society of CPAs, National Society of Accountants, National Society of Tax Practitioners, and Mercer County Chamber of Commerce.

Rich earned an MBA degree in Accountancy at Baruch College (City University of New York) and a BA in Economics from Union College in Schenectady, NY. He earned the AICPA’s Certificate of Educational Achievement in Taxation and has completed his Certified Financial Planner coursework. He lives in Central New Jersey with his family. His hobbies include spending time with his family, reading and golf. In addition, he is the bass player in the classic rock band 40 WiNX.


Neimi (Nick) Mousa, CPA, CFP®
Nick provides CFO/Bookkeeper/Advisor services to clients of Kaduson Strauss & Co., both at their offices and ours. This includes offering strategies to minimize tax liabilities and reduce inefficiencies, as well as advising clients on business and personal financial matters.

Nick graduated from Montclair State University, and earned his CPA certification in 2010. He is a Certified QuickBooks Online Pro Advisor, and a member of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Jennifer Tejeda
Jennifer’s varied workload includes preparing financial statements and tax returns for Kaduson Strauss business clients, raising issues and planning ideas based on that preparation, and assisting other staff members in their responsibilities.

Jennifer joined Kaduson Strauss in 1997 after earning a BS in Business Administration from Rider University.

Patricia Zafian, CPA
Pat joined our firm in 2006 and earned her CPA certification in 2008. She works on all aspects of the accounting services we provide. Prior to becoming an accountant, Pat worked in basic research and industry after receiving her MS in Plant Pathology from Rutgers University. She enjoys gardening, reading and dancing.

Marybeth Pike
Marybeth has been with Kaduson Strauss since 1999. She works with both business and individual clients. Marybeth is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a degree in Behavioral & Social Sciences.

Jill Trought
Jill, our office manager, joined Kaduson Strauss in 2007 as our administrative assistant and receptionist. She is the first voice you hear when you call and gladly assists both our clients and accounting staff.

Ed Carter
Ed brings a special expertise to his work with selected long-time clients of Kaduson Strauss, including non-profit organizations and a number of our individual clients. His background is varied and he is a valuable part of our team.

Yasaman (Yasi) Nikpour
Yasi joined Kaduson Strauss & Co., for the 2015 and 2016 tax seasons, then became a full-time part of our team in 2017.  She earned a BA in Accountancy from Rutgers and is preparing to sit for the CPA Exam.

Linda Burch
Linda has been with Kaduson Strauss for over ten years and offers broad experience to our firm. She works with business and individual clients on all aspects of their accounting and tax needs. Linda enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, quilting and reading.



Our History

William (Bill) Kaduson started the firm in the mid 1980s. He left Ernst & Whinney to practice on his own, in large part so he could have the flexibility to be a part of his children’s lives while they were young. This “family” outlook is still an important part of the way we operate. We treat staff and clients as part of the Kaduson, Strauss & Co. family.

In 1992, Richard Strauss joined the practice, and became a partner in 1994. From that time, the firm has grown steadily, despite Bill’s untimely death in 2002.

Rich Strauss started the Kaduson Strauss Community Foundation in 2001. The Foundation raises funds through an annual golf outing and other sources. The funds are used to support various local and regional charitable organizations and community groups.