Blockchain Fundamentals for Accounting and Finance Professionals Certificate Program (BFUN)

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Course Overview

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The accounting profession will play a significant role in driving the adoption of this world-changing technology and you, as an accounting and finance professional, 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 up to 13 hours of CPE credit. This course is intended to provide participants with real-world literacy on Blockchain and cryptoassets, 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 workshop, you will:

  • Distinguish the characteristics of Blockchain and cryptoassets
  • Identify opportunities and risks
  • Understand the high-level technology concepts underpinning Blockchain
  • Understand a range of use cases
  • Leave having used a cryptocurrency wallet in a hands-on transaction exercise
  • Learn to verify information written to a block (finance practitioners may not need to design, build, deploy and maintain) but they may need to verify
  • Perform a hands-on hash activity exercise – hash documents or data, then verify it
  • Differentiate between current state vs. future state

This live event is also offered as a webcast through the AICPA. Register for an upcoming webcast.

Instructional delivery method: Live
Recommended CPE credit:15
Recommended field of study: Technology
Prerequisites: None
Program level: Basic
Advance preparation: None
Digital Badge: Upon completing the 2 day classroom event, you will be awarded with a certificate in the form of a digital badge to be proudly displayed anywhere on the internet—a personal blog, a social network like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Mozilla Open Badges, a biographical page on a company website or an online resume.
Important Information on Your CPE Credit

Who should attend

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.

Course Objectives

When you complete this certificate, you will be able to:

  • 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.

Outline: Blockchain Fundamentals for Accounting and Finance Professionals Certificate Program (BFUN)

  • Evolution of Blockchain
  • Technology concepts behind Blockchain and cryptoassets
  • Benefits, values and opportunities of Blockchain
  • Blockchain risks and challenges
  • Regulatory concerns and governance
  • Practical applications and opportunities
  • Blockchain trends
  • Permissioned vs. permissionless ledgers
  • Transactions, blocks & smart contracts
  • Process and technical controls
  • Big picture review
  • Decision tree
Classroom Training
Modality: C

Duration 2 days

  • United States: US$ 1,695
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Online Training
Modality: L

Duration 2 days

  • United States: US$ 1,695
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