Blockchain-based Accounting Systems in the Public Sector

new auditing perspectives

The aim of this event was to provide insights into the impacts of blockchain-based accounting and auditing systems on good governance in the public sector

This event is part of the CAPIA Research Forum.

The programme is part of the Good Governance Research Forum which guides and equips organizations, academics and researchers to connect and establish effective governance practices.

About this event

Significant changes are experienced in the public sector accounting system with the effect of blockchain technology. Accounting, auditing, risk management, and reporting infrastructure are at the forefront of the areas where these changes take place. In this webinar, the change caused by the blockchain-based structures in the public sector accounting and auditing system is discussed from the perspective of good governance and the opportunities and threats encountered are evaluated.

Background information

During this event, topics were presented with an approach that can be used by all our colleagues and academicians working in this field, who are closely related to technological implementations of accounting, auditing, risk management, and reporting in the public sector.


Guest speakers

Sezer Bozkus Kahyaoglu

Associate Professor of Finance CIA, CFE, CFSA, CRMA, CICP, CPA Kyrgyz Turkish Manas University, Management Department, Kyrgyzstan University of South Africa, Financial Governance Department, South Africa University of Johannesburg, Commercial Accounting, South Africa

Assoc. Prof. Sezer Bozkus Kahyaoglu graduated from Bosporus University and earned the degree B.Sc. in Management. Sezer had an MA degree in Money Banking and Finance from Sheffield University and Certification in Retail Banking from Manchester Business School, both with a joint scholarship from the British Council and the Turkish Bankers Association. 


After finishing her doctoral studies, Sezer earned Ph.D. degree in Econometrics from Dokuz Eylul University in 2015. Sezer worked in the finance sector in various positions of the head office. Sezer worked in KPMG Risk Consulting Services as Senior Manager. Afterward, Sezer joined to Grant Thornton as the founding partner of advisory services and worked there in Business Risk Services. Afterward, Dr. Sezer worked in SMM Technology and Risk Consulting as Partner responsible for ERP Risk Consulting. Sezer worked as Associate Professor at Izmir Bakircay University from October 2018-March 2022. 


Currently, Sezer is working at Kyrgyz Turkish Manas University as Vice Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences and an academic associate of the University of South Africa and University of Johannesburg in South Africa. Her research interests mainly include Applied Econometrics, Time Series Analysis, Financial Markets and Instruments, AI, Blockchain, Sustainability, Corporate Governance, Risk Management, Fraud Accounting, Auditing, Ethics, Coaching, Mentoring, and NLP. 


Sezer has various refereed articles, books, and research project experiences in her professional field. She was among the 15 leading women selected from the business world within the scope of the “Leading Women of Izmir Project” which was sponsored by the World Bank and organized in cooperation with the Aegean Region Chamber of Industry (EBSO), Izmir Governor’s Office, and Metropolitan Municipality. Sezer is the associate editor of two indexed journals and the AI book series editor at Springer. Sezer is Steering Committee Member at Good Governance Academy Research Forum.

Mehdi Bouchetara

Mehdi BOUCHETARA is an Assistant Professor at the Higher National School of Management (ENSM), in Algeria. He previously worked as a research fellow at the Center of Research in Applied Economics for Development CREAD in Algiers. His areas of research are banking, risk management and financial innovation. Areas of teaching include economic analysis, financial management, strategic management, banking techniques, research methodology and others.

Yenal Arslan

He graduated from the Computer Engineering Department at Selçuk University and started his professional career as a Research Assistant. From 2003 to 2006, Arslan took on significant roles in the implementation of ABONE.Net, one of Turkey’s first e-government applications, at the General Directorate of TEDAŞ. Between 2006 and 2011, he served in various positions at the Social Security Institution (SGK), including System Supervisor, System Management Branch Manager, and Head of Information Systems and Security Department. He completed his Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in the field of artificial intelligence and taught courses on artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and virtualization at various universities. 

As an Assistant Professor, he served in the Computer Engineering Department at Düzce University’s Faculty of Engineering, contributing to the teaching of professional courses such as introduction to computers, object-oriented programming, operating systems, and information technology. From 2012 to 2016, he served as the Head of Information Technology Department at the General Directorate of the State Supply Office (DMO), where he implemented various e-transformation projects. From 2016 to 2019, Arslan held the position of Head of Information Systems and Cybersecurity Department at the Social Security Institution (SGK), where he implemented several projects, including the establishment of the new SGK data center, one of Turkey’s largest data centers. 

Yenal is currently working as a faculty member at Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Department of Software Engineering. He has a popular book called “Digital Transformation and Leadership,” Arslan is also a writer for the monthly publication ICT Media Journal and serves as the moderator for the Digital Transformation program aired every two weeks on the same media organization’s digital TV channel. He contributes to the development of information technology by working together with numerous non-governmental organizations, giving conferences and participating in panels. He is a member of the International Governance Professionals Association (IGPAS), the Turkish Informatics Association (TBD), and the Public Internal Auditors Association (KİDDER).

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