Pennsylvania CPA Journal

Accounting and Technology

Digital-Only Bonus Edition

Read about the technologies entering the CPA profession and creating change to the accounting landscape in this Pennsylvania CPA Journal digital edition. Topics include artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, cloud computing, and cryptocurrencies.
 
 

Features

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Accounting AI and Machine Learning: Applications and Challenges

By J.L. “John” Alarcon, CPA, CGMA, CITP, Troy Fine, CPA, CITP, CISA, and Cory Ng, CPA, DBA, CGMA

Discusses the impact artificial intelligence and machine learning are set to have on the accounting industry, zeroing in on possible applications, current uses, and inherent risks.


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Cybersecurity Opportunities for CPA Firms

By Paul R. Brazina, CPA, CGMA, CFF, Bruce A. Leauby, CPA, CMA, CFE, and Charles Sgrillo, CISSP, CEH

Explores consulting opportunities available to CPAs in the area of cybersecurity and risk management.


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Blockchain Technology: Answering the Whos, Whats, and Whys

By J. Stephen McNally, CPA, CMA

Provides a full exploration of blockchain, including its origins, different types, key components, and potential uses.


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Embrace the Cloud to Help Hire and Retain

By Mike Whitmire

Looks at an unexpected benefit of cloud computing: its ability to help firms hire and retain valued employees.


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Cryptocurrencies and the Tax Rules Involved

By Judith Herron, CPA

Guides us through the ever-evolving world of cryptocurrencies, focusing on latest developments, software management tools, and, most importantly, what CPAs can do to advise clients who are dipping their toes into this new area of finance.


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Boosting Compliance through Technology

By Benjamin A. Cohen, CPA, CFE, CFF

Details the benefits that can be discovered when corporations leverage technology to achieve an effective, improved compliance program.


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Social Media Management: Protecting Your Digital Image

By Mary Jeanne Welsh, CPA (inactive), PhD

Dives into the world of social media, in particular the regulations businesses need to put in place to govern official use, as well as the rules that should be applied to employees’ personal use.


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Forensic Accounting and the Use of Artificial Intelligence

By Akriti Anand

Discusses several areas where artificial intelligence is already being used to benefit forensic CPAs, such as employee expense fraud, fake vendor fraud, and wire transfer fraud.


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Technology, Outsourcing, and Nonprofit Accounting

By Michael F. Cade, CPA, CGMA

Examines the latest technology and outsourcing trends affecting the not-for-profit accounting industry, including cloud-based enterprise resource planning, on-demand microtraining, and cash flow accelerators.


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Prepping Accounting Students for a New Tech World

By Jerry J. Maginnis, CPA, and David D. Wagaman, CPA

Explores the steps educators will have to take to adjust their classrooms to ensure their students are prepared for an accounting landscape with technology increasingly at its core.


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