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Research & Innovation

We’re leading technology research and innovation efforts for accounting practitioners.

CPA.com is dedicated to leading technology research and innovation efforts for practitioners to help drive the transformation of core practice areas. Our investment in research and innovation is displayed through numerous strategic initiatives including investment into technology disruptors, key C-suite events, futurist engagement and learnings, as well as curation of educational resources. CPA.com has established itself as a thought leader, and thru strategic initiatives, the thought starters of the profession.

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Navigating the Future Program

‘Navigating The Future’ is an experiential program that brings awareness, provides resources and catalyzes new business models to future-forward the profession.

It’s a collaborative initiative between CPA.com and innovation expert, Pascal Finette of radical Ventures. This program is designed to help CPA firms identify the potential change coming to the accounting profession and create strategies to capitalize on new opportunities.

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Startup Accelerator

The Association and CPA.com Startup Accelerator helps grow startups throughout the accounting ecosystem so they can help transform the profession. Our aim is to strengthen the ability of individual accountants or finance teams to be the go-to analysts, strategists and consultants that are indispensable to organizations throughout the world.

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Special Reports

Navigating the Future: Acceleration Frameworks Applied to Accounting and Finance Roles Reveals a Glimpse Into What's Next

This paper focuses on key insights derived from the year-long program Navigating the Future, drawing on research, interviews, interactive exercises and working sessions to imagine what is next for the accounting and finance role. Designed to communicate the scale and pace of technological change, this report reveals new opportunities and business models for CPA firms. Evaluate what the speed and scale of change currently is versus the human perception of the rate of change. Dive into... the impact of technological change on the profession with examples specific to the new remote work environment. Understand how to apply futurist concepts to your firm in an effort to create new business models that support future practitioner skillsets.

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2020 Navigating the Future Report

2019 Blockchain Symposium: Experts' Insights Indicate Growing Use Cases and Value for the Technology

Over the past few years, blockchain technology has exploded into the FinTech ecosystem, as well as various industries, evolving well beyond cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. Already incorporated in a range of business and financial applications, its impact and use cases continue to improve as the technology matures. With this in mind, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and CPA.com, hosted in partnership with the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance, the 2nd Annual Blockchain... in Accountancy Symposium. Held in September at the AICPA’s New York City headquarters, the event convened some of the profession’s brightest minds, blockchain experts, solution developers, and practitioners across service line specialties to strategize on how the community as a whole should think about, plan for, and respond to the blockchain wave. In this report, we will dive into specific use cases, insights from the Symposium participants, current regulatory status, provide updates from the AICPA working groups, and evaluate opportunities as well as challenges currently present within the profession around blockchain advancements.

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2019 Blockchain Symposium

Strategic Events

Executive Roundtable

Since 2009 the AICPA and CPA.com have hosted an annual invitation-only convening of C-suite leaders from accounting technology companies. This event allows industry executives and thought leaders to discuss and share ideas, learn from one another and collaborate with the brightest minds in the accounting profession.


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Blockchain Symposium

Blockchain technology has exploded into the FinTech ecosystem and various industries over the last few years, evolving well beyond the buzz of Bitcoin. Already incorporated into a range of business and financial applications, its impact and use cases continue to grow as the technology matures. The Top 3 Blockchain Use Cases of 2020 evaluates recent developments in Supply Chain management, Crypto, and what’s to come with Health Care.


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LinkedIn Live: Real Stories of Firm Innovation in Assurance

Join us for this exciting summer series, Thursdays at 11am EST, where we talk with innovation leaders at various forward-thinking firms about lighting a spark of innovation within their assurance services. Tune in to hear true stories, lessons learned, and high-level thoughts on how to approach winning through innovation.

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AICPA Watchlist

Today's business world is moving rapidly, transforming accountants' lives but also offering new opportunities. We're looking ahead to help you go beyond. Turn to us for more information on today's topics and check out what we're tracking in future twice-a-year editions of the "Watchlist."

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