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CPE Self-Study
Blockchain Fundamentals for Accounting and Finance Professionals Certificate
NASBA FIELD OF STUDY
Information Technology
LEVEL
Basic
CPE CREDITS
Online: 16.0
In this certificate program, you will learn the characteristics of Blockchain and cryptoassets, identify opportunities and risks, understand high-level technology concepts underpinning Blockchain, and much more.

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Product details

Advance your knowledge of Blockchain

Who Will Benefit

Non-IT finance professionals, CFOs, controllers, management accountants, public accountants, partners, staff, managers and internal auditors who want to do any of the following:

  • Get a foundational understanding of Blockchain.
  • Incorporate Blockchain application within their organizations.
  • Become a responsible business partner by recognizing Blockchain Implications and how its application and uses can benefit the client's business.
  • Determine if there's interest in exploring Blockchain as a specialization, individually or as a firm.
  • Standout 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.

Learning Objectives

  • Recall the foundational constructs behind Blockchain technology and cryptoassets, structure and functionality.
  • Recognize the benefits, values and opportunities of Blockchain for your organization.
  • Recognize Blockchain risks and challenges as you consider implementing this technology within your organization.
  • Recognize regulatory concerns and governance related to Blockchain implementations.
  • Recall practical applications and use cases by looking into ledgers, transactions and smart contracts.
  • Recognize 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 Blockchain, a world-changing technology. As an accounting and finance professional, you can choose to shape how the adoption comes to life.

The new Blockchain Fundamentals for Accounting and Finance Professionals Certificate offers you the opportunity to build a foundation toward becoming a strategic business partner within your organization and with your clients. Advance your career with this certificate and digital badge and earn 16 hours of CPE credit. Intended to provide real-world literacy on Blockchain and cryptoassets, this CPE course will give you the knowledge needed to anticipate potential benefits and risks of the technology, structure and functionality, and to translate them into relevant business application and value.

During this course, you will learn the characteristics of Blockchain and cryptoassets, identify opportunities and risks, as well as understand high-level technology concepts underpinning Blockchain. Further, the course covers a range of use cases. You will have the opportunity to use a cryptocurrency wallet in a hands-on transaction exercise and be able to verify information written to a block (finance practitioners may not need to design, build, deploy and maintain, but they may need to verify). Finally, you will perform a hands-on hash activity exercise — hash documents or data, then verify it. You will also learn to differentiate between current state vs. future state.

The courses in this certificate program include:

This product is also available in webcast format.

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Author(s)

Kirk Phillips, CPA, CMA, CFE, CPB

Kirk is author of The Ultimate Bitcoin Business Guide For Entrepreneurs and Business Advisors and was the first CPA to accept bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. He's a contributor to Bitcoin Magazine. As a speaker and continuing education crypto lecturer for CPAs and attorneys, he's a recognized thought leader on crypto security, strategy, accounting and taxation. Kirk is a cryptocurrency, blockchain and ICO advisor, investor and evangelist who weaves risk management into business processes. He is Digital Currency Council Certified, a Certified Bitcoin Professional and holds a certificate for the Introduction to Digital Currencies Course by the University of Nicosia.

Publisher

American Institute of CPAs

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) is the world’s largest member association representing the CPA profession, with more than 418,000 members in 143 countries, and a history of serving the public interest since 1887. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting.

The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for private companies, nonprofit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination, and offers specialized credentials for qualified professionals who concentrate on personal financial planning; forensic accounting; business valuation; and information management and technology assurance. With The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), it offers the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation, which sets the global benchmark for quality and recognition in management accounting.

The AICPA and CIMA also make up the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (the Association), which represents public and management accounting globally, advocating on behalf the public interest and advancing the quality, competency and employability of CPAs, CGMAs and other accounting and finance professionals worldwide.

The AICPA maintains offices in New York, Washington, DC, Durham, NC, and Ewing, NJ.

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CPE credits
Online
: 16.0
NASBA Field of Study
Information Technology
Level
Basic
Prerequisites
None
ADVANCE PREPARATION
None
Delivery Method
QAS Self-Study
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