What it Means to be a Crypto CFO or Controller

Patrick, Rafael, and Emily Cheshire of Aprio discuss the audit readiness of cryptocurrency companies, treasury management, forecasting and controller practices.

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  • (00:00) - What it Means to be a Crypto CFO or Controller
  • (01:44) - What got you interested in Crypto?
  • (04:51) - What is Aprio?
  • (09:54) - What is the best advice for someone embarking on their controller journey?
  • (15:07) - What does it mean to be a Crypto CFO?
  • (20:21) - Is there any advice you can give on what banks will actually work with crypto companies?
  • (26:22) - How have you been thinking about TAM in the market?
  • (30:09) - What potential have you seen in the digital assets regarding CAS practices?
  • (31:01) - What is the bootcamp like for new accountants?
  • (36:15) - What do you think about your roles and responsibilities as a controller?
  • (41:25) - Do you use GAAP Lite for all your clients to document everything?
  • (42:51) - How to contact Emily

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Creators and Guests

Patrick White
Patrick White
SF Software Entrepreneur, CEO of Bitwave (Crypto Accounting) Angel investor, bitcoin fan. Former Synata, Cisco, & Microsoft
Rafael Casas
Rafael Casas
Rafael Casas is the Vice President of Business Development at Bitwave.
Emily Cheshire, ACA
Emily Cheshire, ACA
Emily Cheshire is the Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Segment Leader at Aprio, LLP. She works with blockchain CEOs and CFOs as well as businesses that want to capitalize on digital asset business opportunities to help navigate risk and maximize return. Providing insight and consultation to clients on cryptocurrency opportunities, solutions and regulations, Emily’s specialty is working closely with professionals of growing companies to help them capitalize on outsourced accounting, technology solutions and blockchain consulting. With 10+ years of experience advising clients as an ACA chartered accountant and expert knowledge in the digital asset space, Emily drives growth by utilizing her entrepreneurial spirit deep technology industry expertise to support client growth on a global scale.
What it Means to be a Crypto CFO or Controller
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