Forensic Accounting: The Impact of Crypto and Automation

April 25, 2023

What is the impact of artificial intelligence and blockchain on forensic accountants? Host Sean Stein Smith, CPA, talks with forensic expert Stacey Ferris, CPA, about fraud in the crypto space, common pain points for practitioners, crypto regulations, keeping up with ChatGPT and other AI technologies, and more.


Sean D. Stein Smith

Sean D. Stein Smith

Dr. Sean Stein Smith, CPA, DBA, CMA, CGMA, CFE, is a professor at the City University of New York – Lehman College. He is a member of the NJCPA Board of Trustees, participates on several interest groups.

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Stacey  Ferris

Stacey Ferris

Stacey Ferris, CPA, CFE, is an associate director with HKA in the Forensic Accounting & Commercial Damages practice group. She has over a decade of experience across an array of forensic engagements from compliance to lost profits to investigations and audits. She is also an adjunct professor of accounting with the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business, teaching blockchain and digital assets in the Master of Accountancy program. She developed the Digital Asset Hierarchy, which is anticipated to appear in the Journal of Accountancy this year.