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Blockchain Fundamentals for Accounting and Finance Professionals Certificate Logo aicpa

  Free |   AICPA |   22 Jan 2020 |   Specialized Knowledge and Applications |   AICPA Store
Blockchain adoption will change how the world does business.
Who Will Benefit?

Finance professionals without IT or tech experience:

  • CFOs and controllers
  • Public and management accountants
  • Partners, staff, managers and internal auditors
Key Topics
  • Technology concepts behind blockchain and crypto assets
  • Benefits, values and opportunities of blockchain
  • Blockchain risks and challenges
  • Regulatory concerns and governance
  • Practical applications and opportunities
  • Permissioned vs. permission-less ledgers
  • Transactions, blocks and smart contracts
  • Process and technical controls
  • Big picture review
  • Decision tree
Learning Objectives
  • Recall the foundational constructs behind blockchain technology and crypto assets, structure and functionality.
  • Identify the benefits, values and opportunities of blockchain for your organization, as well as the risks and challenges.
  • Recognize regulatory concerns and governance related to blockchain implementation.
  • Recall practical applications and use cases by looking into ledgers, transactions and smart contracts.
  • Distinguish the current landscape, business applications and financial control considerations associated with blockchain use.

The accounting profession will play a significant role in driving the adoption of this world-changing technology.

You, as an accounting and finance professional, can choose to shape how the adoption comes to life.

Our certificate serves as the foundation for becoming a strategic business partner within your organization and with your clients.

The long-term benefits of a short-term investment

With your fundamentals certificate, you can:

  • Determine if there's interest in exploring blockchain as a specialization, individually or as a firm.
  • Stand out with a digital badge, as someone who is committed to your clients new emerging technology needs.
  • Add value to your organization, create opportunities for career growth and earn CPE credit.
  • Become a responsible business partner by recognizing blockchain implications and how its application and uses can benefit the business.

How to earn your certificate

This interactive learning program is a three-part webcast series. To earn your certificate, purchase a series bundle that works with your schedule and attend all three webcasts.

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This product is also available in a self-study online format.

Topics covered:
  • Management accounting: Technical: Management reporting & analysis: Performance management, Foundational
  • Management accounting: Technical: Accounting information systems: Accounting information systems and digital technologies, Foundational