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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


Free Event
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.



Advance Preparation


Additional Notes

$15 late fee will be applied on and after 4/23. 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, CFE, CGMA, CMA
Assistant Professor
Lehman College

Sean Stein Smith is an assistant professor at Lehman College (CUNY), a member of the AICPA Leadership Academy class of 2017, and has led multiple educational sessions on blockchain and accounting applications, attracted over 2,000 attendees. His work and analysis of accounting, blockchain, and the evolution of the accounting profession has been featured in numerous practitioner and academic publications. Additionally, he is the author of numerous books focusing on accounting, technology, and how the profession will change moving forward. He has been interviewed by several media outlets discussing these topics, including practitioner and mass media venues.

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