Emerging technologies

Blockchain not seen transforming accounting processes — yet

Blockchain is often misunderstood. For instance, there is not one blockchain but many. Similarly, there are many opinions about how blockchain will affect the practice of accounting. Participants in the our annual technology roundtable add their voices to the debate.

Where accounting really stands with blockchain

Erik Asgeirsson, president and CEO of CPA.com, and Ron Quaranta, founder and chairman of the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance, examine tax and accounting issues related to cryptoassets and explore assurance opportunities blockchain is creating for accountants.

2020s vision: Tech transformation on tap

Data analytics, blockchain, artificial intelligence, and other technologies will drive big changes in the accounting profession over the next 10 years. Are you ready for what’s next?

Why patience is important with AI

In Part 2 of our annual accounting technology roundtable, our experts explore aspects of artificial intelligence, including what CPAs can realistically expect from initial AI implementations.

What CPAs need to know to succeed in new tech age

The Paul Reveres of accounting have been on their horses for the past couple of years, crying out that technologies such as AI and blockchain are set to invade the profession. “The robots are coming! The robots are coming!” Very well, but what should CPAs be doing about it? Find out in Part 1 of our annual Accounting Technology Roundtable.

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Get your clients ready for tax season

These year-end tax planning strategies address recent tax law changes enacted to help taxpayers deal with the pandemic, such as tax credits for sick leave and family leave and new rules for retirement plan distributions, as well as techniques for putting your clients in the best possible tax position.

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