Cryptocurrency is becoming a more recognized transaction with more entities participating in this ecosystem. The AICPA has issued nonauthoritative guidance on accounting and auditing digital assets. FASB does not have authoritative guidance in this area, so the practice aid addresses some common considerations. In addition, it addresses the questions firms must address before accepting a client and provides procedures to ensure that digital asset risks are properly identified, and an appropriate audit response is performed. We’ll take a high-level look at some of the considerations for those contemplating moving into this area.

“Accounting for and Auditing of Digital Assets (Practice Aid)”:

SCACPA is excited to partner with Galasso Learning Solutions and the Genuine Learning Blog for real-time A&A updates and answers for SCACPA members. Melisa was a speaker on audit topics at SCACPA’s 2020 Virtual Fall Fest and Spring Splash accounting conferences. She also takes part in many SCACPA seminars and rebroadcasts.

With over 15 years of experience in the accounting profession, Melisa Galasso designs and facilitates courses in advanced technical accounting and auditing topics, including not-for-profit and governmental accounting. She closely monitors regulatory bodies for changes in auditing and accounting guidance and serves as a subject matter expert in implementing the updated guidance.

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