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Robotic Process Automation Strategy for Business Leaders
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Delivery type:
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NASBA FIELD OF STUDY
Specialized Knowledge
LEVEL
Basic
CPE CREDITS
Video Webcast: 5.5
Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is reshaping the accounting and finance profession. In this webcast, you will get an overview of RPA and learn how automation is transforming businesses.

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Learning Objectives

  • Define RPA.
  • Describe how RPA is transforming business, specifically the accounting and finance functions.
  • Indicate the business value of RPA.
  • Identify key considerations in getting started with RPA.
  • Identify the components of RPA strategy to educate your organization about RPA.
  • Recall the steps needed to build your RPA strategy.
  • Recognize key issues that need to be addressed before starting to implement RPA.

Who Will Benefit?

  • Global accounting and financial business leaders
  • Managers in public accounting and management accounting

The future is here. Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is reshaping the accounting and finance profession. 40% of transactional accounting work is expected to be automated by 2020 and predicted to touch 230 million knowledge workers, 9% of the global workforce, according to McKinsey Research. Driven by the need to stay competitive with decreased costs and increased efficiency, RPA is quickly making a significant impact on the profession. Companies no longer think about "if" but "when" to implement RPA.

As a strategic business partner, you will be affected by RPA. Whether you sponsor, drive, initiate or manage RPA strategy, this webcast will prepare you for the future. You will get an overview of RPA, learn how automation is transforming businesses and understand how RPA provides a significant competitive advantage. You will also learn key considerations and steps needed to begin building your RPA strategy, including how to address the cultural shift needed to overcome the "fear of robots" and understand the critical role human intelligence plays to ensure a successful strategy.

Business Leaders Distinction

Upon completing this program, 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.

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NOTE: If you attended the CPE eligible webcast event, but did not click all the required attendance checks, qualifying you for CPE credit, you will NOT be able to use the archive of the event to then qualify for CPE. As a reminder CPE credit cannot be given for watching the archived version of the webcast due to NASBA guidelines.


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Speaker bio

Ed Brooks

Edward Brooks, 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 Machine Learning, AI, and Blockchain.

Dr. Sean Stein Smith
New York

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.

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CREDIT INFO
CPE credits
Video Webcast
: 5.5
NASBA Field of Study
Specialized Knowledge
Level
Basic
Prerequisites
None
ADVANCE PREPARATION
None
Delivery Method
Group Internet Based
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