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What's Next Symposium For CPAs (4 CPE Credit Hours)

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"The Impact of New Technologies on Accounting and Assurance"
a session in the What's Next Syposium for CPAs series

Date: November 10, 2017
8am - 12pm
(coffee @ 7:30am)

CPE Credit Hours: 4
Early Bird Registration $45
Includes complimentary coffee and parking fee

Hosted by the Felicano School of Business at Montclair State University. Four topics relevant to the understanding the impact of fast moving and emerging technologies on the business of accounting practitioners.

Scheduled Topics and Speakers

Topic: Cybersecurity: How to monetize this impact for your firm

Speaker: Mr. James C. Bourke, CPA, CITP, CFF, CGMA ; Partner, Member of the Board of
Directors and Management Committee at WithumSmith+Brown.

Jim is Director of Firm Technology and Managing Director of Advisory Services. Jim has been a frequent speaker to many CPA Societies, the AICPA, Technology Organizations, Incubators, Co-Working Locations and others on topics specifically related to various accounting, tax and advisory services topics specifically related to the start-up and technology communities. In Jim’s role as Managing Director of Advisory Services, Jim heads-up the Firm’s cloud solutions, business advisory, cyber, info-security and transactional services initiatives for the firm. He is Past President for the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants.

James C. Bourke will:
- Overview the AICPA’s new risk management reporting framework in the cyber security space,

- Discuss the logic and reasons behind this new service offering as well as links to content including a sample report and detailed information on how your firm can monetize this new revenue stream,

- Review the reporting framework which enables a CPA to examine and report on the management-prepared cybersecurity information, thereby increasing the confidence that stakeholders may place on an organization’s initiatives.

Topic: Business Intelligence and Big Data for the Accounting Firm and Your Clients – Changing
the Profession (and the Audit) Forever

Speaker: Mr. James C. Bourke, CPA, CITP, CFF, CGMA ; Partner, Member of the Board of Directors and Management Committee at WithumSmith+Brown.

James C. Bourke will:
- Take the mystery out of business intelligence and big data and help you to identify it within your firm and your clients and he’ll show you how it will change our profession forever,
- Share what the largest firms in the US are doing with this information and show you why and
how it will eventually impact the sole practitioner.

Topic: The Coming Disruption of Drones, Robots, and Bots - How Will It Affect CPAs and
Accounting Practice?

Speaker: Dr. Deniz Appelbaum, Assistant Professor, Montclair State University

Deniz Appelbaum earned her PhD at Rutgers Business School, Newark, N.J., and is the founder of Dronnovation, an automation advisory and research initiative in Newark, N.J. Dr. Appelbaum has published manuscripts in Accounting Horizons, Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting, and in other academic and practitioner journals, based on her research regarding analytics, big data, and automation in financial auditing and accounting. Prior to teaching at Montclair State, her graduate research at Rutgers focused on financial fraud detection and prevention with automated analytics, data transparency of governmental financial reporting,
analytical procedures in the external audit process, drones and robotics in auditing and accounting, and blockchain and big data as audit evidence.

Dr. Appelbaum will:
-Discuss the toolbox of the future accountant could very well include a robot and a drone, as these are technologies that can greatly ease the task and improve the quality of information collection,

-The automation of drones, robots, and bots converges to create a fully autonomous application that can make its own decisions and conduct many, if not most, physical and routine data tasks in accounting. Bots automate manual processes such as data entry, data cleaning and preparation, data transfers and combinations, and transaction entries and linking. Bots are now beginning to automate data analysis and exhibit greater intelligence.

Topic: Why CPAs need to learn about blockchain

Speaker: Ms. Andrea Rozario, CPA

Ms. Rozario, an alum of PwC, is currently completing her PhD in Accounting Information Systems at
Rutgers University and her research includes examining the potential impact of blockchain on auditing
practices.

Ms. Rozario will:
- Discuss the potential of blockchain in its ability to create a distributed ledger of transactions, of which all participants have an identical copy that can be accessed and viewed in real-time.

- There are huge implications for payments, and therefore accountants, but also for any industry
or process relying on the sharing of information in a secure and timely fashion.


Montclair State University
Feliciano School of Business Building - Room 170
1 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ

Directions
http://www.montclair.edu/about-montclair/directions/

Parking Information
Parking is available in the Red Hawk Deck. The parking fee is included in your registration fee.

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