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Exploring the Impact of Blockchain on Enhanced Accounting Information Systems in Major Corporations: A Comparative Analysis
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Sasikala P, & Prasad , N. (2023). Exploring the Impact of Blockchain on Enhanced Accounting Information Systems in Major Corporations: A Comparative Analysis. SOUTH INDIA JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, 21(2), 42-53. https://journal.sijss.com/index.php/home/article/view/59

Abstract

Blockchain technology has propelled the financial sector to unprecedented heights, with over fifty percent of payment infrastructure businesses already integrating it. By 2030, blockchain is projected to contribute to the global Gross Domestic Product (GDP), potentially reaching around $2 billion. Functioning as a decentralized digital ledger maintained by an active network of computers, blockchain holds the promise of revolutionizing various sectors. The potential applications of blockchain extend to accounting, where its benefits are being explored extensively. This essay highlights the advantages of employing blockchain technology in accounting practices. Although blockchain's disruption of accounting and auditing is anticipated, there will remain a demand for specialists in these fields. These roles could evolve into higher-profile advisory positions due to the immense data handling capacity of blockchain. The technology's ability to permanently record accounting data with timestamps enhances accuracy by eliminating retrospective adjustments. However, real-time accounting might restrict profit manipulation, posing a challenge.

Blockchain's transparency allows for scrutinizing all transactions, including questionable or conflicted ones. While it promotes accuracy and transparency, irreversible transactions could complicate revenue recognition and immediate expense deduction. The technology's deployment has intensified the scrutiny of accounting choices, fostering a stronger link between accounting practices and a company's obligations to stakeholders. This fortifies transparency, making it harder for financially troubled firms to conceal their financial status. In conclusion, the integration of blockchain technology in accounting highlights its potential to enhance accuracy, transparency, and stakeholder accountability. Despite challenges, the benefits it offers are driving businesses to explore innovative applications, marking a pivotal shift in conventional accounting practices.

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