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Thursday, October 18, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Registration: 11:45 AM


CPE Credits

  • 1.50 CPE Credits in PD


  • $39.00 - Member
  • $59.00 - Non Member
  • $0.00 - Season Pass
This event is part of the Web Pass – 2018 Hot Topics Webinars event bundle.
The AICPA has determined that of the top 10 new skill sets required for success in 2020, zero of them are related to technical accounting knowledge. Otherwise known as "soft skills," these characteristics and abilities are too often neglected and doing so will put you at a significant competitive disadvantage.

Designed For

CPAs and financial professionals


Sean will discuss:
  • Brief overview of blockchain and it's connection to cryptocurrency, including a discussion of the judgement and decision making framework necessary to determine if blockchain is an appropriate solution
  • Implications of technology on both accounting firms and the different generations employed therein especially as it connects to properly managing people at different levels in the organization
  • How to establish boundaries and guidelines to help manage work/life demands as professionals grow and transition upward in careers, remaining aware of the emotional and psychological aspects of creating organizational flexibility
  • Tactics and approaches to facilitate communication between different generations, both inside and outside the firm especially when addressing the complex problems facing firms of all sizes
  • Strategies for directors and partners to help develop thought leadership pieces and platforms in order to both provide better service to clients, and exercise critical thinking to address the evolving needs of clients
  • Steps that can help senior level accountants transition and expand into higher education



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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 dozens on sessions focusing on the implications of blockchain and cryptocurrency for accounting. Sean is a member of the Advisory Board of the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance, where he leads the Accounting Working Group. He is also the incoming chair of the NJCPA Emerging Technology Group, and is a regular contributor to China Global TV as a technology expert. 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.

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