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Stay ahead of the accounting & finance curve with weekly insights on emerging technology, human intelligence and digital transformation. AICPA & CIMA's global community helps you leverage disruption today to prepare your profession for tomorrow.

The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants shares exclusive interviews from finance professionals across the world. They unpick crucial trends in cybersecurity, blockchain, artificial intelligence, data analytics, robotic process automation, human intelligence and organisational transformation.

Need more? Take your own skills beyond the disruption point with related CPD/CPE business resources available via our show notes and at GoBeyondDisruption.com.

Go Beyond Disruption AICPA & CIMA

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Stay ahead of the accounting & finance curve with weekly insights on emerging technology, human intelligence and digital transformation. AICPA & CIMA's global community helps you leverage disruption today to prepare your profession for tomorrow.

The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants shares exclusive interviews from finance professionals across the world. They unpick crucial trends in cybersecurity, blockchain, artificial intelligence, data analytics, robotic process automation, human intelligence and organisational transformation.

Need more? Take your own skills beyond the disruption point with related CPD/CPE business resources available via our show notes and at GoBeyondDisruption.com.

    (Blockchain Miniseries #3 of 3) Cryptos, DeFi and NFTs: Accounting for Intangibles

    (Blockchain Miniseries #3 of 3) Cryptos, DeFi and NFTs: Accounting for Intangibles

    The disruption is the moment a client knocks on the door... (Your) answer CAN'T be "I don't know what to do!"
    Concluding this 3-part blockchain special, CPA.com's Senior Director (Strategy and Innovation) Kacee Johnson talks to returning guest Ron Quaranta, Chairman of the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance (WSBA). They explore some of the most recent developments in blockchain and look ahead at what’s to come. Blockchain is one of the many emerging technology trends that have the potential to disrupt the accounting and finance role. This 3-part mini-series explores some of the latest advances with leading subject matter experts, specially recorded in the run-up to our annual Blockchain Symposium. 
    Resources. Use these links to find out more about this topic or access free guidance and resources to implement in your own team or organisation. 
    Stablecoin Primer - https://www.wsba.co/Stablecoins-A-Primer-for-the-Accounting-Professional.html
    Stablecoin Advanced Considerations - https://www.wsba.co/stablecoins-20---advanced-considerations.html
    CBDC Accounting Paper - https://www.wsba.co/uploads/3/7/9/4/3794101/wsba_cbdc_accounting_paper_-_october_2020_-_final.pdf
    2020 Blockchain in Accountancy Report - https://www.cpa.com/whitepapers/2020-blockchain-symposium-emerging-technology-maturing-real-world-applications-expand
    Navigating the World of Crypto Tax Reporting - https://www.cpa.com/whitepapers/navigating-world-crypto-tax-reporting
    AICPA Blockchain Resources - https://www.aicpa.org/interestareas/informationtechnology/resources/blockchain.html
    The Voices. Connect with the people behind the conversation.
    Kacee Johnson is a Senior Director for Strategy and Innovation at CPA.com, the business and technology arm of AICPA & CIMA. 
    Ron Quaranta is the Founder and Chairman of the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance, the world’s leading non-profit trade association promoting the comprehensive adoption of blockchain technology and crypto-assets across global financial markets. ​With almost three decades of experience in the global financial services and technology industries, he was named in the Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting list by Accounting Today in 2018. 
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    Social. Use #GoBeyondDisruption, @AICPANews or @CIMA_News.
    About Our Podcast. These conversations with expert guests are recorded by different AICPA & CIMA team members from our offices around the world. While the sound quality may vary, we hope that the insights will be consistently useful.
    Get in touch. How did you discover our podcast? Where do you listen? What would you like to hear more of? Finance pro or not, we're keen to know what you think. Add your comments below, or email us here.
    ©2018-2020 Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA & CIMA)

    • 26 min
    (Blockchain Miniseries) #2 Bitcoin is Booming, and So are the Taxes!

    (Blockchain Miniseries) #2 Bitcoin is Booming, and So are the Taxes!

    "Globally, cryptocurrency transactions is a new booming area and a lot of countries are shifting their attention ... to capture that revenue" "
    CPA.com's Senior Director (Strategy and Innovation) Kacee Johnson talks to Amy Miller, Senior Manager for Tax Policy and Advocacy at AICPA & CIMA. They explore the most recent advancements in regulatory changes as it relates to cryptocurrency, and how new tax provisions impact accounting firms. Blockchain is one of the many emerging technology trends that have the potential to disrupt the accounting and finance role. This 3-part mini-series explores some of the latest advances with leading subject matter experts, specially recorded in the run-up to our annual Blockchain Symposium. 
    Resources. Use these links to find out more about this topic or access free guidance and resources to implement in your own team or organisation. (Can't see embedded links? Try via a different podcast app).
    2020 Blockchain in Accountancy Report 
    Navigating the World of Crypto Tax Reporting
    AICPA Blockchain Resources 
    The Voices. Connect with the people behind the conversation.
    Kacee Johnson is a Senior Director for Strategy and Innovation at CPA.com, the business and technology arm of AICPA & CIMA. 
    Amy Wang Miller is a member of the American Institute of CPA's (AICPA) Tax Policy & Advocacy Team whose mission is to serve the public interest by assisting AICPA members to be the most trusted professional providers of tax services, and by advocating sound tax policy and effective administration.
    Share. Know someone who should hear this podcast? Click on these links to automatically share this episode with colleagues and friends. Recommend it to your LinkedIn connections, send it to Twitter, auto-share on your Facebook page, or simply tell someone via email.
    Social. Use #GoBeyondDisruption, @AICPANews or @CIMA_News.
    About Our Podcast. These conversations with expert guests are recorded by different AICPA & CIMA team members from our offices around the world. While the sound quality may vary, we hope that the insights will be consistently useful.
    Get in touch. How did you discover our podcast? Where do you listen? What would you like to hear more of? Finance pro or not, we're keen to know what you think. Add your comments below, or email us here.
    ©2018-2020 Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA & CIMA)

    • 21 min
    #152. The Highs and Lows of Crypto Tax.

    #152. The Highs and Lows of Crypto Tax.

    "Bitcoin is the 'Kleenex' of cryptocurrency - the one that people hear about on the news - but it's just a gateway."
    Blockchain is one of the many emerging technology trends that have the potential to disrupt the accounting and finance role. We explore some of the latest advancements in this three-part series with leading subject matter experts.  Part 1 outlines the complexities and best practices of crypto asset management. In the run-up to our annual Blockchain Symposium, CPA.com's Senior Director (Strategy and Innovation) Kacee Johnson talks to Lukka CEO Robert Materazzi. 
    Talking Points. These are some of the issues and topics we cover in our conversation. 
    Bitcoin recently hit an all-time high of over $61k. What is going on right now to cause the surge?  How to talk about volatility. What are regulators in the US as well as abroad doing to account for this? What is the driving force behind what's made crypto so complex today? Resources. Use these links to find out more about this topic, or to access free guidance and resources to implement in your own team or organisation. (Can't see embedded links? Try via a different podcast app).
    Webinar " Preparing for 2020's Crypto Tax Reporting & Compliance Season" Crypto Tax Checklist  2020 "Blockchain in Accountancy" Report Navigating the World of Crypto Tax Reporting  AICPA Blockchain Resources  The Voices. Connect with the people behind the conversation.
    Kacee Johnson is a Senior Director for Strategy and Innovation at CPA.com, the technical arm of AICPA & CIMA. CPA.com has formed a strategic alliance with Lukka to deliver crypto asset solutions to firms.
    Robert Materazzi is CEO of Lukka, a New York-based crypto asset software and data solutions provider which built the world’s first commercial virtual currency tax-calculator. Lukka partnered with CPA.com to develop ‘LukkaTax for Professionals’ – a virtual currency tax preparation tool built specifically for accountants. 
    Share. Know someone who should hear this podcast? Click on these links to automatically share this episode with colleagues and friends. Recommend it to your LinkedIn connections, send to Twitter, auto-share on your Facebook page, or simply tell someone via email.
    Social. Use #GoBeyondDisruption, @AICPANews or @CIMA_News.
    About Our Podcast. These conversations with expert guests are recorded by different members of the AICPA & CIMA team from our offices around the world. While the sound quality may vary, we hope that the insights will be consistently useful.
    Get in touch. How did you discover our podcast? Where do you listen? What would you like to hear more of? Finance pro or not, we're keen to know what you think. Add your comments below, or email us here.
    ©2018-2020 Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA & CIMA)

    • 21 min
    CMMC, the new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (March Technology Advisory)

    CMMC, the new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (March Technology Advisory)

    "Now there's an ENFORCEABLE means to make sure that these suppliers are being assessed..."
    Guest-hosted by Steve Ursillo with Troy Fine and Matt Gilbert, this conversation is a good start to understanding CMMC, a complex and increasingly crucial component of top-level cybersecurity. It's especially crucial for companies needing to support compliance in the US Department of Defence environment, which we'll cover in this forthcoming AICPA webinar.
    Resources. Use these links to find out more about this topic, or to access free guidance and resources to implement in your own team or organisation.
    Boost your security expertise; consider this April's CMMC Framework webinar (discounts for members available).  Download this free CMMC Level 3 Assessment Guide. Find technology and cybersecurity resources on the AICPA Technology Hub. Visit dedicated coronavirus online resource centres for our AICPA and CIMA networks. The Voices. Connect with the people behind the conversation.
    Based in Rhode Island, USA, returning guest host Steven Ursillo is Partner with Cherry Bekaert LLP Washington-based Matt Gilbert is a principal in Baker Tilly's risk advisory practice. He leads their Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) and Government Contractor IT Risk suite of services. Troy Fine joined from Pittsburgh, USA. He is a SOC 2 Audit Expert and Cybersecurity Expert who manages the execution of information security and cybersecurity attestation engagements with CPA firm Schneider Downs.  Share. Know someone who should hear this podcast? Click on these links to automatically share this episode with colleagues and friends. Recommend it to your LinkedIn connections, send to Twitter, auto-share on your Facebook page, or simply tell someone via email.
    Social. Use #GoBeyondDisruption, @AICPANews or @CIMA_News.
    About Our Podcast. These conversations with expert guests are recorded by different members of the AICPA & CIMA team from our offices around the world. While the sound quality may vary, we hope that the insights will be consistently useful.
    Get in touch. How did you discover our podcast? Where do you listen? What would you like to hear more of? Finance pro or not, we're keen to know what you think. Email us here.
    ©2018-2020 Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA & CIMA)

    • 30 min
    GBD150. One year on: our Top Pandemic Episodes

    GBD150. One year on: our Top Pandemic Episodes

    "Things have never slowed down as much while CHANGE has never been so fast"
    Today, 23rd of March 2021, was the date one year ago that we in the UK went into the first Corona virus lockdown. That's why our show notes contain links to two compilations of our most downloaded episodes relating to how businesses - and the professionals who run them - are remaining resilient and relevant. The first playlist focuses on disruption, the second on the pandemic.
    Resources. Use these links to find out more about this topic, or to access free guidance and resources to implement in your own team or organisation.
    Visit dedicated coronavirus online resource centres for our AICPA and CIMA networks. Browse Coronavirus-related content on our new unified portal at Future.aicpa.org. Share. Know someone who should hear this podcast? Click on these links to automatically share this episode with colleagues and friends. Recommend it to your LinkedIn connections, send to Twitter, auto-share on your Facebook page, or simply tell someone via email.
    Social. Use #GoBeyondDisruption, @AICPANews or @CIMA_News.
    About Our Podcast. These conversations with expert guests are recorded by different members of the AICPA & CIMA team from our offices around the world. While the sound quality may vary, we hope that the insights will be consistently useful.
    Get in touch. How did you discover our podcast? Where do you listen? What would you like to hear more of? Finance pro or not, we're keen to know what you think. Email us here.
    ©2018-2020 Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA & CIMA)

    • 5 min
    International Women's Day 2021. What's Challenging Women In Our Profession.

    International Women's Day 2021. What's Challenging Women In Our Profession.

    "Women have accounted for nearly 56% of the workforce exits since the start of the pandemic... across all industries and all professions".
    This IWD2021, we look through new research about the challenges facing women in the profession today with Shelly Frazier, a Senior Manager for AICPA & CIMA's Diversity & Inclusion team. Shelly is also staff liaison for the AICPA Women’s Initiatives Executive Committee and will be appearing in the forthcoming March 23rd 'Forging The Path' webinar (AICPA & CIMA member discount applies).
    Talking Points. 

    the effects of the pandemic that threaten the progress made by women, the new challenges faced by professional women in the USA. the additional barriers it creates that are unique to them. choosing to challenge - or not. Our Guest. Connect with Shelly Frazier via LinkedIn here.
    Resources. Use these links to find out more about this topic, or to access free and paid-for resources to implement in your own team or organisation.
    Explore this topic on future.aicpa.org. See Shelly's blog post for IWD2021 here. Read the "20 Most Powerful Women in Accounting" Report Consider this 'Forging the Path' webinar (paid for). See our IWD21 video. Share. Know someone who should hear this podcast? Click on these links to automatically share this episode with colleagues and friends. Recommend it to your LinkedIn connections, send to Twitter, auto-share on your Facebook page, or simply tell someone via email.
    Social. Use #GoBeyondDisruption, @AICPANews or @CIMA_News.
    About Our Podcast. These conversations with expert guests are recorded by different members of the AICPA & CIMA team from our offices around the world. While the sound quality may vary, we hope that the insights will be consistently useful.
    Get in touch. How did you discover our podcast? Where do you listen? What would you like to hear more of? Finance pro or not, we're keen to know what you think. Email us here.
    ©2018-2020 Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA & CIMA)

    • 31 min

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