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Tuesday, April 24, 2018
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Registration: 7:30 AM

Galloping Hill Golf Course3 Golf Drive
Kenilworth, NJ 07033

CPE Credits

  • 4.00 CPE Credits in CS


  • $95.00 - Member
  • $195.00 - Non Member
  • $0.00 - Season Pass
  • $15.00 - Student
This event is part of the Union County Chapter Season Pass - 2017/18 event bundle.
Blockchain technology is poised to create major waves in the accounting profession. In this session, learn how this revolutionary technology works and how it will impact your pratice. Then, learn how to use a data-driven approach to maximize profits.

Designed For

CPAs, accountants and student members.


Earn 4 CPE credits in CS.


Blockchain & Accounting - What You Need to Know
Dr. Sean Stein Smith, CPA, CMA, CGMA - Lehman College (CUNY)

Blockchain technology has received quite a bit of attention as a technology that can potentially revolutionize the accounting profession.  In this session, hear an introduction to blockchain technology and how it will impact your practice and your clients.  Additionally, hear a quick take on Bitcoin and its relation to blockchain.


4 Ways Data Can Improve Profits
Brian Fitz-Gerald, CPA - Akseshen LLC 

Essential to running a successful business is knowing which customers are profitable and those that are not. Many businesses perform customer profit assessments but are unaware of errors or misstatements distorting true customer profitability. Adopting a data-driven approach greatly reduces the chances of these errors which provides a more accurate and detailed view of customer profits. The discussion will focus on converting transactional data to actionable information, performing exploratory analysis, and enhancing cost transparency.



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$15 late fee will be applied after 4/22. Season Pass holders must register for each event.

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Brian Fitz-Gerald

Brian Fitz-Gerald, CPA
Founder and CEO
Akseshen LLC

Akseshen LLC was founded by NJ Entrepreneur, Brian Fitz-Gerald. He has spent the last 5 years at Mondelez International, the parent company of Nabisco and Cadbury, in roles of progressive responsibility in sales and supply chain finance and most recently sales strategy. Brian began his career at Ernst & Young auditing large multinational clients and a top 20 national firm auditing private equity funds and commercial businesses. In all these companies, Brian saw businesses struggle due to data skill gaps or practical know-how of how to harness the power of business data. Through his experiences, Brian learned to optimize processes and overcome data challenges in a variety of industries. This background allowed him to unlock significant insights for his clients and employers to earn and save millions of dollars. Akseshen brings these same data services to middle market and national CPA firms. Brian is typically engaged for data transformation and analytics, efficiency, and training.

Sean Stein Smith

Sean D. Stein Smith, CPA, CMA, CGMA
Assistant Professor
Lehman College

Dr. Sean Stein Smith, CPA, M.S., M.B.A., CMA, CGMA, is an assistant professor at Lehman College. He is a member of the New Jersey Society of CPAs where he serves on the Content Advisory Board, Student Programs & Scholarship Committee, Young CPAs Council, Nonprofit Interest Group and Accounting & Auditing Standards Interest Group. Selected to serve a term as a member of the AICPA Financial Literacy Commission beginning in January 2016. He was selected as one of the NJCPA 30 under 30 for 2015, as well recognized as one of the top 50 business alumni leaders under 50 by Silberman College (at Fairleigh Dickinson University). His current publications in both scholarly and practitioner journals, corporate experience, and teaching background create an up-to-date learning experience for students so integral to future success.

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