Course ID: HIAA

How to Identify Automation and AI Opportunities for Accounting Innovation

Headlines abound saying that Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and artificial intelligence (AI) is going to eliminate the need for accountants. In reality, RPA and AI provide a great opportunity for accountants to automate more routine procedures and focus on delivering more value-added insights. This can help make their firms more efficient or enhance client service.  Conversely, the use of AI can also have some perverse results if not managed properly. Accountants must be aware of these risks and work to ensure that the proper controls are in place to manage an organization’s operational and financial risks associated with automation and AI. Attend this session to learn more about these technologies, how to identify opportunities for innovation, and their implications to the skills and knowledge needed to be an effective accountant.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify automation opportunities and the technology that is most likely to be appropriate for the opportunity
  • Identify the risks associated with automation and AI opportunities
  • Describe how to evaluate the value of an automation opportunity

Major Topics
  • RPA and AI
  • How to identify opportunities for innovation

Who Should Attend

Accounting firms and financial professionals.

Fields of Study
Information Technology



Business Learning Institute

CPE Credits


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