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Thursday, November 7, 2019
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Registration: 8:00 AM

NJCPA Learning Center105 Eisenhower Parkway, Suite 300
Roseland, NJ 07068

CPE Credits

  • 6.00 CPE Credits in AA
  • 2.00 CPE Credits in CS

Package Pricing

In-Person Registration
  • $279.00 - Member
  • $379.00 - Non Member
Webcast: Attend this seminar virtually
  • $279.00 - Member
  • $379.00 - Non Member
The first part of the program will focus on how analytical procedures (Aps) are utilized for different purposes and can be the most cost efficient of accounting procedures. Interestingly, they are the least utilized and efficiencies are lost. Understanding the types, uses and purposes is misunderstood by many accountants as evidenced by continual peer review deficiencies. This course is a must for anyone needing to understand the use and application and benefits of analytical procedures. This course will provide participants with hands-on techniques on how to perform analytical procedures as required by the standards in an engagement.

The second part of the program participants will learn the history behind blockchain technology and its major components, how blockchain challenges the accounting status quo and how to handle issues surrounding auditing and assurance in the blockchain era.

Designed For

Accountants in public practice, whether needing a refresher or a deep dive into the use of APs. All staff responsible for the accounting and finance functions within an organization that may leverage blockchain technology.


  • Develop the skills and knowledge to utilize analytical procedures. Case studies on how to develop expectations perform, and document the process will be presented
  • Explain the background and origin of blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT)
  • Identify the key components of blockchain technology in distributed transactions and smart contracts
  • Describe how blockchain technology could impact accounting and financial professions
  • Address the challenges presented by auditing and assurance to an organization’s adoption of blockchain technology


  • Types of analytical procedures and which work best for specific purposes:
  • Period to period comparisons
  • Scanning
  • Analysis of relationships among accounts
  • Comparison to industry standards
  • Comparison of financial to non-financial data
  • Ratios
  • Developing expectations
  • Factors to be considered in using Aps as a substantive test
  • Disaggregated and nonfinancial analytical procedures
  • Evaluation of differences
  • Documentation issues
  • Bitcoin
  • Elysium
  • Hyperledger
  • DLT
  • Smart contract

Course Level



Accounting experience.

Advance Preparation


Additional Notes

Course materials are distributed electronically and we’ve passed the savings along to you - registrants save $20 on all 8-hour seminar pricing. To access the materials visit Download to your laptop or tablet prior to the seminar, handouts are added as received.
Help Feed Those in Need
  • The NJCPA Emerging Leaders Council is hosting a Food Drive to benefit the Community FoodBank of New Jersey. Please bring your nonperishable items and canned goods to this event. Peanut butter and tuna fish are always needed.
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Mark Mishler

Mark D. Mishler, CPA, CMA
Vital Signs, Inc.

Mark D. Mishler, CPA, CMA, licensed as a CPA in Ohio, has been a discussion leader and has authored courses for Loscalzo Associates Ltd. for five years. Mark’s career includes Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Controller, and Chief Information Officer global finance and operating leadership roles with publicly traded and private equity companies. His prior companies include Breeze-Eastern, General Electric Healthcare, Fedders Corporation, Amcast Industrial Corporation, Witco, Siemens Medical, Dun & Bradstreet, and WR Grace. With more than 29 years’ experience in finance and accounting for global public manufacturing companies, Mark secured debt and equity financing, as well as wrote SEC Form S-1 and presented at equity road shows for an IPO. He led global information technology enterprise systems implementations, and developed and implemented activity-based costing. Mark managed finance and accounting for 40 plants in 30 countries simultaneously and led due diligence, negotiation, structuring, valuation, and integration for more than 25 acquisitions. Mark leads financial planning and analysis, budgeting and forecasting; ensures financial integrity and regulatory compliance; partners with operating managers to improve profitability and cash flow, and optimize the balance sheet; raises debt and equity capital, and develops stakeholders’ confidence in the company. Functionally, he managed finance, financial and managerial accounting, auditing, treasury, tax, SEC reporting, SOX compliance, information technology, human resources, strategic planning, and risk management, including currency, raw materials, and interest rate swap hedging. Mark has been an Adjunct Professor of Accounting and Finance for 19 years, teaching at graduate and undergraduate levels. He has taught CMA review, graded the CMA exam, and written questions for the CPA exam. He has been published in finance and accounting journals, most recently in the December 2015 Journal of Accountancy writing about foreign currency’s impact on operating performance. In 2014, he was a finalist for New Jersey Biz magazine’s CFO of the Year. Mark earned two bachelors’ degrees in chemistry and biology from Indiana University and his MBA from the University of Michigan. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Management Accountant.

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