Vertex Inc. is a leading provider of tax technology and services, enabling companies of all sizes to realize the full strategic potential of the tax function by automating and integrating tax processes, while leveraging advanced and predictive analytics of tax data. Vertex provides cloud-based and on-premise solutions that can be tailored to specific industries for every major line of tax, including income, sales and consumer use, value added and payroll. Headquartered in Pennsylvania, and with offices worldwide, Vertex is a privately held company that employs over 900 professionals and serves companies across the globe.
RSM US LLP
RSM US LLP is the leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, with more than 9,000 people in 90 offices nationwide. It is a licensed CPA firm and the U.S. member of RSM International, a global network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms with more than 43,000 people in over 120 countries. RSM uses its deep understanding of the needs and aspirations of clients to help them succeed.
Request Network Foundation
The Request Network Foundation promotes the adoption of blockchain by providing a protocol which allows everyone to develop their own financial solutions based on the Request Network technology. The Foundation establishes a standard for compliant blockchain transactions, shaping the future of payments (i.e. invoices, loans, payments, salary, donations) and their compliance for accounting, tax and audit integration.
Perkins Coie LLP
With more than 1,000 lawyers in 19 offices across the United States and Asia, Perkins Coie LLP represents companies across a wide range of industries and stages of growth —from startups to FORTUNE 50 corporations. Our Blockchain Technology & Digital Currency industry group was publicly launched in May 2013 as the world’s first legal practice focused on decentralized cryptocurrencies and shared ledger technologies. As an outgrowth of Perkins Coie’s long history representing fintech, internet, mobile and other technology companies, this multidisciplinary group is on the front lines of industry developments, helping clients address the complex legal issues faced by blockchain and digital currency businesses. Attorneys in this practice provide product counseling, regulatory investigations and compliance counseling, litigation support, consumer protection counseling and business transaction assistance. Clients include shared ledger consortia platforms, exchanges, wallet providers, payment processors, investors and industry associations.
Morris + D’Angelo
Michigan State University
Michigan State University has been working to advance the common good in uncommon ways for more than 150 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU focuses its vast resources on creating solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges, while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.
Independent Living Association
For more than 30 years, Independent Living Association, Inc. (ILA) has been providing exemplary residential care for adults who are intellectually challenged or developmentally disabled, including people with autism, cerebral palsy and the like. A not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation which opened its doors in 1985, ILA created a residential haven for people whose only means of long-term care meant placements in large institutions. ILA’s beginnings were assisting those institutionalized individuals to transition into a home of their own in the community. With the help of our caring, hard-working staff and with the support of the New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), the agency has grown many times over, with more development planned. We have thirty five homes in four of the five boroughs of the City of New York. We serve people from institutions, from out-of-state residential school placements, from emergency hospital placements and others who come from their family’s home. Without ILA, these individuals are at risk of becoming homeless. As we continually advocate for our Individuals, we take pride in ensuring that our residents flourish in the community.
In addition to Residential Services, ILA provides Day Services in Brooklyn and on Staten Island.
Crowe LLP is a public accounting, consulting and technology firm with offices around the world. Crowe uses its deep industry expertise to provide audit services to public and private entities. The firm and its subsidiaries also help clients make smart decisions that lead to lasting value with its tax, advisory, risk and performance services. Crowe is recognized by many organizations as one of the best places to work in the U.S. As an independent member of Crowe Global, one of the largest global accounting networks in the world, Crowe serves clients worldwide. The network consists of more than 200 independent accounting and advisory services firms in more than 130 countries around the world.
Founded by Ethereum co-founder Joe Lubin, ConsenSys is a global formation of technologists and entrepreneurs building the infrastructure, applications, and practices that enable a decentralized world. At the core, ConsenSys is a venture production studio and blockchain software development consultancy creating decentralized applications (DApps), enterprise solutions and developer tools for blockchain ecosystems, focused primarily on Ethereum. The ConsenSys “hub” coordinates, incubates, accelerates, and spawns “spoke” ventures through development, resource sharing, investments and the formation of joint ventures. Powered by smart contracts and secured through encryption, our solutions provide the benefits of transparency, auditability, and immutability that are unique to blockchain-based solutions.
BPM LLP is one of the 50 largest public accounting and advisory firms in the country. With six offices across the Bay Area – as well as offices in Oregon, Hong Kong and the Cayman Islands – we help clients succeed around the world. We offer a cross-functional team approach that gives clients direct access to the best and most qualified resources. Our group’s collective knowledge representing a diverse client base in the blockchain/cryptocurrency industry is why we have been recognized as a “LendIt Industry Awards” finalist for outstanding achievement in lending and FinTech. With full-service capabilities in audit, tax, advisory and consulting, we possess in-depth knowledge of the financial services industry – its key processes, challenges surrounding growth and performance, regulatory compliance and governance, and more. Visit us at bpmcpa.com.
BDO USA LLP
American Accounting Association
The American Accounting Association is the largest community of accountants in academia. Founded in 1916, we have a rich and reputable history built on leading-edge research and publications. The diversity of our membership creates a fertile environment for collaboration and innovation. Collectively, we shape the future of accounting through teaching, research and a powerful network, ensuring our position as thought leaders in accounting. From fewer than 100 accounting professors in 1916, the AAA has grown to over 7,000 members in more than 75 countries.