Award helps fund research on blockchain’s effect on auditing


"A Blockchain Halo? The Effects of Clients' Maturity With Emerging Technologies on Auditors' Professional Skepticism," a research project by Ashley A. Austin, an assistant professor at the University of Richmond, and L. Tyler Williams, an assistant professor at Bentley University, received the annual award from the AICPA Assurance Research Advisory Group (ARAG).

The researchers will receive $15,000 in funding and access to 120 auditors to further their blockchain research.

ARAG, a group of practitioners and academics formed in collaboration with the American Accounting Association, is in its third year of supporting research aimed at enhancing audit quality.

SPONSORED REPORT

The technology assessment engagement

Are you working with the best technology? Do you know how to help your clients determine if their technology stack measures up? In this free report, J. Carlton Collins, CPA, explains how to answer those questions via a technology assessment engagement.

FEATURE

Maximizing the higher education tax credits

A counterintuitive strategy can save taxes by including otherwise excludable scholarships in gross income.