Emerging technologies

Career advice and RPA tips from CPA leaders

One CPA leader shares more on being a lifelong learner and the advice she gives to up-and-coming accountants; another leader explains some of the opportunities that firms have to automate certain processes and begin to offer more advisory services.

NFTs come with big valuation challenges

Nonfungible token sales have commanded eye-popping prices in the past year, leaving CPAs with many questions related to valuation of these digital assets.

AI presents opportunities for cost optimization in manufacturing

Artificial intelligence and machine learning can drive more efficient operations and more effective growth for manufacturers. Here’s how the technology is being used to monitor for defects, schedule preventive maintenance and improve forecasting accuracy.

A new risk matrix for blockchain implementation

A new joint publication from AICPA & CIMA and ISACA provides a risk matrix that identifies risk in five key domains — governance, infrastructure, data, key management and smart contracts.

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.

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100th ANNIVERSARY

Black CPA Centennial, 1921–2021

With 2021 marking the 100th anniversary of the first Black licensed CPA in the United States, a yearlong campaign kicked off to recognize the nation’s Black CPAs and encourage greater progress in diversity, inclusion, and equity in the CPA profession.