CPE Course Blockchain Essentials—Impact on Modern Accounting

December 3, 2019

12:45pm — 4:30pm

Location Manchester

Member Price $129.50Register after November 12 and pay $139.50
Non-member Price $179.50Register after November 12 and pay $189.50

Curriculum Accounting & Audit, Information Technology

Field of Interest Accounting and Auditing, Auditing, Technology

Level Beginning

Designed For

All staff responsible for the accounting and finance functions within an organization that may leverage blockchain technology.


You may think of bitcoin as just another investment currency, but its underlying technology has much wider implications. Since its 2009 inception, blockchain threatens to upend the accounting profession by offering unprecedented reliability and transparency to standard transactions. Blockchain adoption is growing steadily among multinational organizations and is now poised to revolutionize the entire financial industry.
In this course, you will learn the history behind blockchain technology and its major components, how blockchain challenges the accounting status quo, and how to handle issues surrounding auditing and assurance in the blockchain era.

Participants will be able to:

  • Explain the background and origin of blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT)
  • Identify the key components of blockchain technology in distributed transactions and smart contracts
  • Describe how blockchain technology could impact accounting and financial professions
  • Address the challenges presented by auditing and assurance to an organization’s adoption of blockchain technology


  • Bitcoin
  • Elysium
  • Hyperledger
  • DLT
  • Smart contract


Rebecca Lee, CPA

REBECCA M. LEE, CPA is a discussion leader for LOSCALZO ASSOCIATES LTD. She was a principal organizer of Brooke, Freeman & Lee, Birmingham, Alabama, in 1982. As the Firm’s audit partner, she is responsible for the Firm’s audit practice and serves as a quality control reviewer for other firms. She has served on numerous AICPA and state society committees including the AICPA Management Consulting Service Professional Practice Subcommittee and Small Business Consulting Practices Subcommittee and is a past member of the Institute’s MAS Executive Committee and Personal Financial Planning Executive Committee. She has chaired both the Management Advisory Committee and the Personal Financial Planning Committee of the Alabama Society of CPAs. She currently serves as Chairman of the South Carolina Association of CPAs’ Continuing Professional Education Committee. She holds a BS degree in Accounting from Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Alabama, along with a Masters Degree in Accounting from Birmingham Southern College, Birmingham, Alabama. Ms. Lee is a discussion leader for all staff level audit training programs as well as, other accounting and auditing technical courses. She is a frequent speaker at CPA conferences, and has lectured extensively in the area of management advisory services at professional meetings and seminars for state societies and the American Institute of CPAs. Ms. Lee has served as professor of management accounting in the graduate studies (Master in Public and Private Management) program at Birmingham-Southern College. She is a member of the Alabama Society of CPAs, the South Carolina Association of CPAs and the AICPA.close



Loscalzo Associates, Ltd.

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