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Cryptocurrency opportunities and risks in higher education

Crypto activity has been gaining traction in recent years within higher education, specifically related to receiving philanthropic funding through various cryptocurrencies, expanding fundraising efforts through the sale of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and even considering accepting cryptocurrency for tuition payments. While there are many exciting opportunities for higher education institutions related to crypto activity, this is also an evolving area that continues to rapidly change. These complex transactions present new risks related to business operations, accounting and tax implications and legal considerations, as well as an uncertain regulatory landscape.

Join Baker Tilly and the Association of College and University Auditors (ACUA) as we host a timely webinar to help institutions navigate and understand the evolving world of crypto activity. The presentation will provide a valuable overview for the higher education industry, including:

  • Current use cases of crypto through advancement donations and fundraising activity, as well as other trending activity
  • Risk considerations related to the continually evolving world of crypto
  • Considerations from an audit perspective for assessing crypto activity and risk management

Learning objectives

After attending this webinar, you will be able to:

  1. Provide an overview of crypto activity and opportunities within the higher education industry
  2. Understand the risks associated with cryptocurrency and non-fungible tokens (NFTs)
  3. Share internal audit considerations related to crypto opportunities and risk management

Speakers and subject matter specialists

  • Kimberly Macedo, CIA, PMP, Director of Risk Advisory and Internal Audit, Baker Tilly
  • Robert Specter, MS, MBA, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and University Treasurer, The Catholic University of America

Information about CPE eligibility

There are no prerequisites for this event, and advance preparation is not required. There is no cost to attend this event.

  • Level: Overview
  • CPE credit: one (1) hour total credit
  • Field of study: Business Management and Organization

A certificate of completion will be emailed to you four to six weeks following the event. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaint and refund policies, please email [email protected].

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