The Impact of Blockchain on the Accounting Profession

The Impact of Blockchain on the Accounting Profession

Number 3, March 2021  »  Information management and technology

Elena Alina Olaru (Colbea), PhD
"Ștefan cel Mare" University of Suceava

Abstract: The implementation of the blockchain technology in accounting highlights the automation of traditional accounting functions and the transparency, significantly mitigates the risk of internal fraud and increases the importance of the financial information provided and the trust in that information. Professional accountants need to prepare to accept digitalisation as a challenge to become more experienced and to consolidate their status as a reliable third party. In this article we present the blockchain technology and its probable impact over the accounting profession. The aim of this study is to analyse the research on information technologies in accounting and the way these technologies could modify the industries and professions in time.
Classification JEL: M41, M49, O33 | Pages: 49-58

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