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Robotic Process Automation Fundamentals for Accounting and Finance Professionals Certificate
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CPE Self-study

Robotic Process Automation Fundamentals for Accounting and Finance Professionals Certificate

This certificate focuses on robotic process automation benefits to enable your business or clients to become more competitive and agile.

$439 - $689
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Format

Online

NASBA Field of Study

Information Technology

Level

Basic

CPE Credits

16

Author(s)

Steve Palomino, Miklos Vasarhelyi, Edward Brooks, Andrea Rozario, Abigail Zhang

Availability

1 year

Learning Outcomes
  • Recognize what RPA is and its business value, with specific focus on accounting and finance functions.
  • Identify the opportunities and use cases for automation.
  • Recognize the decision criteria needed to build a business case.
  • Recognize key risks and challenges that need to be addressed before implementing RPA
  • Recognize the governance and controls considerations for addressing automation risks.
  • Recognize the key components to implementing RPA.
  • Recognize the accounting, finance, and operational process implications of RPA.
  • Recognize audit implications associated with RPA.
  • Recognize future trends of automation.
Key Topics
  • What RPA is and the business value of RPA
  • RPA applications and use cases that make the most sense
  • Decision criteria and steps needed to build a business case
  • Considerations, risks, and challenges to implementing RPA
  • Governance and controls considerations for a digital workforce
  • Accounting, finance, and organizational impact of RPA
  • How RPA might affect an audit
  • Future of RPA and automation trends, with a focus on intelligent process automation (IPA)
Product Details

** Ensure a competitive advantage

By 2020, 40% of manual accounting tasks are predicted to be automated, which can ensure a competitive advantage. With advanced preparation and strategy, rollout can be timely and result in significant hours saved.

This certificate will focus on robotic process automation benefits and how the use of software robots can enable your business or clients to become more competitive and agile. You will gain an understanding of the risks, opportunities, and organizational impact of automation while learning the decision criteria and key considerations needed to build a business case and run a successful proof-of-concept. You will also understand the steps and governance needed to implement or advise clients on how to implement successfully.

Topics include:

  • Understanding Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
  • Building a Robotics Process Automation (RPA) Business Case
  • Implementing Robotics Process Automation (RPA) Applications
  • Governance, Risks and Controls for Robotics Process Automation (RPA)
  • Organizational Process Implications of Robotics Process Automation (RPA)
  • How Robotics Process Automation (RPA) Can Be Used in an Audit
  • Automation Beyond Robotics Process Automation (RPA)

Upon completing the seven modules, you will earn a digital badge to proudly display anywhere on the internet—a personal blog; a social network like LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter; Mozilla Open Badges; a biographical page on a company website, or an online resume. Set yourself apart as a future-ready financial professional.

To learn more about the Robotic Process Automation Fundamentals for Accounting and Finance Professionals Certificate, click here.

Pricing
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Nonmembers
Online
$689.00
AICPA Members
Online
$549.00
CITP Credential Holders
Online
$439.00

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Credit Info
CPE Credits
Online
16
NASBA Field of Study
Information Technology
Level
Basic
Prerequisites
None
Access
Online
This is a digital product. You will have access to the content for 1 year after purchase date.
Instructors
Steve Palomino
CPA, CITP, CGMA
Steve Palomino guides businesses leadership in the application of software robotics strategies to increase controls over operations and reporting. He uses his expertise in robotics to help companies achieve significant effort reduction, deploy controls and continuous audit capabilities, while transforming processes. Steve is a former member of the ITECH Committee, former Chair of the SBC Global Task Force, prior member of the AICPA's Audit Peer Review Task Force.
Miklos Vasarhelyi
"Ph.D in MIS (UCLA) MBA (MIT) and BS in Economics and Electrical Engineering (the State University of Guanabara and Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro Professor Vasarhelyi is currently the KPMG Distinguished Professor of Accounting Information Systems and Director of the Rutgers Accounting Research Center (RARC) & Continuous Auditing and Reporting Laboratory (CARLAB) at Rutgers University. He has published more than 200 journal articles,20 books, and directed over 45 PhD theses. He is the editor of the Artificial Intelligence in Accounting and Auditing series and the Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting. Professor Vasarhelyi has taught executive programs on electronic commerce to many large international organizations including GE, J&J, Eli Lilly, Baxter, ADL, Volvo, Siemens, Chase Bank, and AT&T. Professor Vasarhelyi is credited with the original continuous audit application and as the leading researcher in this field. The CAR Lab’s projects include among others AICPA’s Radar, Siemens, KPMG, P&G, AICPA, CA Technologies, and Itau-Unibanco. Prof. Vasarhelyi has been awarded the Outstanding Educator of the year by the AAA in 2014 and the Wasserman award by ISACA in 2013."
Edward Brooks
Edward Brooks is trained as a chartered accountant in London with Ernst & Young, and went on to work as a consultant with Accenture and ISG before launching The RPA Academy in 2017. During his consulting years, Ed specialized in outsourcing and business transformation, and advised and supported technology start-ups. The RPA Academy was founded to address the growing skills shortages in the automation space, and has since expanded its training offerings to include courses on RPA, Machine Learning, AI, and Blockchain.
Andrea Rozario
Andrea M. Rozario is a PhD Candidate in Accounting Information Systems at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, USA. She is a licensed CPA in the state of New Jersey and has worked for one of the "Big Four", as well as a large healthcare company. Andrea has instructed lectures on audit data analytics to the PCAOB. Her research focuses on using disruptive technologies and social media information to enhance audit quality. She has written and presented papers in the areas of Audit Analytics, Blockchain, Robotic Process Automation, and Big Data.
Abigail Zhang
Chanyuan (Abigail) Zhang is a PhD candidate in the Accounting Information System department at Rutgers Business School. Her research addresses the impacts of emerging technologies, especially Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Intelligent Process Automation (IPA), on auditing. She has been working with several medium sized public accounting firms to build prototypes of implementing RPA in some of their audit procedures. In her working paper “Intelligent Process Automation in Audit�, which has been presented in the Strategic and Emerging Technologies (SET) workshop in the 2018 American Accounting Association (AAA) annual meeting, three frameworks are constructed to guide the implementation of IPA in the future of audit. Currently she is also a part time lecturer at Rutgers Business School.
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Robotic Process Automation Fundamentals for Accounting and Finance Professionals Certificate
Online
$689.00
Nonmember Price
$689.00
Price excluding sales tax
$689.00
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