Finance Professionals in Industry: Crypto Updates, Topics & Trends for Accounting Professionals

Wednesday, November 16 8:00am - 9:00am

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Overview

This session will break down and analyze just what exactly is going on in the blockchain and cryptoasset sector, and will provide attendees with much needed actionable business information. Kicking off this session will be a market update and recap of major headlines driving the decision making in the space. Following this there will be a discussion of what newer iterations of cryptoassets - from bitcoin to non-fungible tokens (NFTs) mean for accounting, audit, and tax practitioners. Lastly there will be a look ahead for what trends will shape the end of the year, and the beginning of next year. Time will allotted at the end for Q&A, and resources for more information will be provided.

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Leader Bios

Sean Smith

Sean is an assistant professor at the City University of New York – Lehman College. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance, where he chairs the Accounting Working Group. Sean sits on the Advisory Board of Gilded and is a strategic advisor to the Central Bank Digital Currency Think Tank. He is the immediate past chairperson of the NJCPA’s Emerging Technologies Interest Group (#NJCPATech), is the President of the NYSSCPA Manhattan-Bronx Chapter, and is a member of the NJCPA Board of Trustees. Sean also serves on the Board of Governors of Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Sean has also been named one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting, and has been named a past winner of the NJCPA Ovation Award for Innovation. He has also been named a 40 under 40 in the accounting profession from 2017-2021 by CPA Practice Advisor and the NYSSCPA in 2021. Sean was named on the NJBIZ Power 50 in Accounting in 2021. He was also awarded the Outstanding Young CPA of the Year Award by the AICPA in 2022. He has served as a Visiting Research Fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER), and has a book forthcoming with the Institute, due for publication in 2022. Sean has developed and presented courses on Artificial Intelligence, Cryptoassets, and Blockchain for both the AICPA and IMA. He has also delivered presentations and training sessions for the PCAOB, the FDIC, the AICPA, multiple state accounting societies, and guest lectures at nearly 20 colleges and universities.

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