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Robotic Process Automation Fundamentals for Accounting and Finance Professionals Certificate Program
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Robotic Process Automation Fundamentals for Accounting and Finance Professionals Certificate Program

Automation can ensure a competitive advantage. This three-part certificate program focuses on robotic process automation (RPA) benefits and how the use of software robots can help your business or clients become more competitive and agile.

$439.20 - $689
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Format

Webcast

NASBA Field of Study

Information Technology

Level

Basic

CPE Credits

13.5

Author(s)

Steve Palomino, Sean Stein Smith, Edward Brooks, Abigail Zhang

Sessions

3

Availability

3 months

Learning Outcomes
  • Recognize what RPA is and its business value 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
  • RPA technology
  • Business processes for automation
  • Decision criteria for a business case
  • RPA implementation
  • Proof-of-concept criteria
  • Center of Excellence model
  • Human and digital workforce roles
  • RPA implications on accounting, finance and operational processes
  • Difference between RPA and traditional automation
Product Details

Fundamentals for the competitive advantage

This three-part certificate program focuses on robotic process automation (RPA) benefits and how the use of software robots can help your business or clients 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. We will also explore the steps and governance needed to implement or advise clients on how to implement RPA successfully.

Who Will Benefit
  • Non-IT finance professionals
  • CFOs
  • Controllers
  • Management accountants
  • Public accountants
  • Partners
Upcoming Webcast Dates
Dec 01 - Dec 03 2020
Dec 01, 4pm – 8pm GMT
Dec 02, 4pm – 7pm GMT
Dec 03, 4pm – 10pm GMT
Pricing
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Nonmembers
$689.00
AICPA Members
$549.00
CITP Credential Holders
$439.20

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Credit Info
CPE Credits
13.5
NASBA Field of Study
Information Technology
Level
Basic
Prerequisites
None
Access
This is a live event. You will have access on the date/time of broadcast and the archive for 3 months after the broadcast date.
Digital Badge
After completing the course, you will receive a digital badge that can be easily shared with your professional network
Duration
13.5 hrs
Speakers
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.
Sean Stein Smith
Sean Stein Smith is an assistant professor at Lehman College (CUNY), a member of the AICPA Leadership Academy class of 2017, and was named a 40 under 40 by CPA Practice Advisor in 2017. His work and analysis of accounting, blockchain, and the evolution of the accounting profession has been featured in dozens of practitioner and academic publications, and numerous presentations. The CPE sessions he has led, both online and in-person, have attracted thousands of attendees in 2018 alone. Sean has presented on, written about, and been interviewed in live T.V. formats the various implications and applications of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology on various aspects of the accounting and financial services marketplace. Sean has also presented at regional and national level accounting conferences discussing blockchain and the accounting profession. Additionally, he is the author of numerous books focusing on accounting, technology, and how the profession will change moving forward. He has created and led nearly a dozen CPE sessions tying back to blockchain for the NJCPA, NJ chapter of the ACFE, CPA Academy, a national accounting conference (Scaling New Heights), and is slated to present at the coming Accounting and Technology show, being held in Manhattan July 2018. New York
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.
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 Program
This webcast includes three sessions. Select from the following options:
Starts Dec 01, 2020
4pm10pm GMT
Nonmember Price
$689.00
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