AICPA Blockchain Implications for Audit & Assurance Services
Sep. 18–Sep. 18, 2019
MicroTrain Technologies, Chicago, IL
| Live online
Conference details

This program is intended to provide accountants, globally, with an understanding of the current leading practices for audit and assurance services associated with entities utilizing blockchain technology.

The learner will attain the broad relevant knowledge necessary to explore conducting these services and how the role and responsibilities of a CPA may evolve in the future.

This course will prepare you to do the following:

  • Recall how a transaction on a blockchain is established and executed, in order to determine data reliability.
  • Recognize how the various types of wallets are created and used in order to prove custody and ownership.
  • Recall how smart contract operations are evaluated in order to verify their claims and functions.
  • Assess a blockchain’s consensus algorithm for reliability of transactions occurring on a blockchain.
  • Assess risks regarding data input accuracy, regulatory considerations, and identify the users and relevance of a SOC report and when it is appropriate to obtain.
  • Differentiate between the audit evidence, assertions, and related services that may and may not be impacted by blockchain technology.
  • Analyze how audit and assurance services may evolve due to blockchain, including the future role of the CPA.

This program is valuable to anyone who needs to understand the implications of blockchain technology and digital assets on audit and assertions services. This includes:

  • Auditors of businesses, and management of businesses, that are utilizing blockchain technology
  • Auditors of businesses, and management of businesses, that are holding, trading, or issuing digital assets
  • Individuals who are interested in getting a better technical understanding of blockchain technology and digital assets and their impact on a financial audit.
Attendance options
AICPA Blockchain Implications for Audit & Assurance Services
Sep 18-Sep 18, 2019

Step away from your desk, and join us in Chicago, IL. You’ll interact directly with thought leaders and have the advantage of dedicated networking time with your professional community. (6CPE credits).

Full Registration Rate
AICPA member: $695.00
Nonmember: $1,095.00

Day One

50 minutes

1. Fundamentals of Blockchain Technology and Auditing Blockchain Overview

50 minutes

2. Operational Aspects of Blockchain Transactions, Wallets, Smart Contracts, and Oracles

50 minutes

3. Operational Aspects of Blockchain Transactions, Wallets, Smart Contracts, and Oracles

50 minutes

4. Risk Assessment, Security, and IT Control Considerations of Blockchain Technology

50 minutes

5. Audit Evidence and Assertions: Existence, Occurrence, Completeness, and Rights and Obligations

50 minutes

6. How Audit and Assurance Might Evolve With Blockchain and the Future Role of CPAs

More details

Does your organization qualify for group registration?

If 10 or more individuals register for a single conference (or fewer people attend multiple conferences to total 10 or more registrations), you qualify for our group conference program. Benefits include:

  • Significant savings
  • Invoicing before or after event
  • Guidance through the registration process

Please reach out to the person in your firm that coordinates conference registrations to ensure you qualify for the best group discount. If you don’t have a firm contact or don’t know who that is, you can get more information or register your group by contacting conference group sales at: groupconference@aicpa-cima.com.

If you would like to register 2-9 individuals for a conference or to learn more about group registrations, please contact the AICPA customer service team at 888.777.7077 or conference group sales at groupconference@aicpa-cima.com.

On-Site/Flex Pass Conference: You may cancel without penalty if cancellation request is received up to and including 45 days prior to the start of the conference. Due to financial obligations incurred by the AICPA, a credit less 50% of the registration fee will be issued for requests received up to and including 21 days prior to the start of the conference. No refunds or credits will be issued on cancellation requests received less than 21 days prior to the start of the event.

For more information about AICPA's conference cancellation policy, contact the AICPA Service Center at 1-888-777-7077 or service@aicpa.org.

Resolution of Disputes

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Ratings and reviews
AICPA Blockchain Implications for Audit & Assurance Services (In person)
CPE credits
: 6.0
NASBA Field of Study
Accounting and Auditing
Delivery Method
Group Live

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