TechTalk Podcast

This monthly podcast discuss the impact and practical applications of blockchain, artificial intelligence, robotic process automation, data analytics and more. It is hosted by NJCPA Emerging Technologies Interest Group leader Dr. Sean Stein Smith, CPA.

A new episode will be released the second Thursday of every month.

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    Blockchain and Crypto: Audit and Attest Implications

    December 16, 2021
    Host Sean Stein Smith, CPA, sits down with Mark Eckerle, CPA, senior manager at Withum and leader of the NJCPA Emerging Technologies Interest Group, to discuss what’s going on with blockchain and cryptocurrency. They look back over what’s happened in 2021 and discuss predictions for 2022, with a focus on audit and attest implications.
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    Crypto Tax Update

    November 11, 2021
    There are ongoing questions, and a level of confusion, surrounding taxation of cryptocurrency and digital transactions. NJCPA member Karolis Matulis, CPA, CVA, manager at WilkinGuttenplan, provides an update on crypto taxation issues on the federal and state levels, including pending federal legislation. He and host Sean Stein Smith, CPA, also discuss how CPAs can help clients manage cryptocurrency reporting.
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    What CPAs Need to Know about NFTs

    October 21, 2021
    Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are coming to the forefront as key player in the digital currency market. But what are the accounting and tax implications? Cryptocurrency expert Joey Ryan, CPA, CFO at TrustSwap and co-founder of Gilded, joins host Dr. Sean Stein Smith, CPA, to discuss what NFTs are, whether they’re here to stay, and the challenges and opportunities they present for CPAs.
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    ESG: Challenges, Opportunities and Resources for CPAs

    September 9, 2021
    What is ESG and what does it mean for business? In this episode, host Sean Stein Smith discusses the challenges and opportunities for CPAs when it comes to environmental, social and governance issues - as well as technologies and other resources that are available to assist.
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    Talking Taxes and Technology with Nicole DeRosa

    August 16, 2021
    In this month’s episode, host Sean Stein Smith sits down with tax guru Nicole DeRosa, CPA, of Wiss & Company to talk about hot-button tax issues; the impact of remote work on workflows and efficiency; and the tech tools she’s found particularly useful for herself, her firm and her clients.
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    Tech Trends and Must-Have Skills for New and Future CPAs

    July 15, 2021
    If you're a new CPA or aspiring to be one, find out the skills you need to have beyond technical accounting knowledge.
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    Critical Cybersecurity Concerns for CPAs

    June 10, 2021
    When even the largest of companies with substantial IT budgets get hacked, what can you and your company do to protect yourselves - especially if you have employees working from home?
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    Cryptocurrency: Trends, Tax Issues and More

    May 13, 2021
    As more people and businesses use cryptocurrency, it’s important to keep up-to-date on trends, rules and tax issues. We turned to Shehan Chandraskera, head of tax strategy at CoinTracker, to provide a crypto update – non-fungible tokens, tax issues, recordkeeping requirements and more – as well as predictions for the remainder of 2021.
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    Fighting Fraud in a Remote Work Environment

    April 8, 2021
    Is fraud more prevalent in today’s remote work environment? How can a CPA effectively conduct a fraud investigation when most people are working remotely? In this episode, we discuss these issues and more with Melissa Dardani, CPA, founder of MD Advisory. And since Melissa is also the leader of the NJCPA Cannabis Interest Group, we also tapped her to provide an update on the state of the cannabis industry in New Jersey.
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    The Firm of the Future

    March 11, 2021
    In this episode, Sean speaks with Garrett Wagner, CPA, CITP, founder and CEO of C3 Evolution Group. As an accounting futurist, Garrett shares his thoughts and experiences on what CPAs need to do to grow, lead and develop a future-looking firm.
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