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CPE Self-Study
Understanding Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
NASBA FIELD OF STUDY
Information Technology
LEVEL
Basic
CPE CREDITS
Online: 2.5
An overview of robotic process automation (RPA) technology that will assist you in developing your own strategy and implementation plan.

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Prepare for the future of RPA.

Who Will Benefit?

  • Global management accounting/finance professionals, including CFOs, controllers, finance personnel, internal auditors, etc.
  • Public accounting partners, managers, and staff supporting clients from an audit, tax and SOC services.

Key Topics

  • What is a robotic process
  • RPA history and drivers
  • The RPA market – size, growth forecasts, landscape
  • How RPA fits in with other digital initiatives – ML, big data, AI, and so on
  • Business value of RPA
  • Effect of automation on people
  • How to get started

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize what RPA is.
  • Identify processes suitable for RPA.
  • Recognize how RPA is transforming businesses.
  • Indicate the business value of RPA.
  • Identify key considerations in getting started with RPA.

This self-study online course is part of the Robotic Process Automation Strategy for Business Leaders Program and the Robotic Process Automation Fundamentals for Accounting and Finance Professionals Certificate. You must purchase one of these RPA learning bundles to earn the digital badge. Click a title above to learn more.

Automation can ensure a competitive advantage for public accounting firms and management accountants working in business and industry. Forty percent of manual accounting tasks are predicted to be automated by 2020. With advanced preparation and strategy, rollout can be timely and result in significant hours saved.

Developed by Edward Brooks, founder of the RPA Academy, this CPE course covers the characteristics, benefits, risks, and challenges of RPA. In this course, Brooks reviews the RPA landscape, how this new technology is transforming businesses, and how it will ultimately affect your role as an accounting and finance professional. Finally, this course will help you start to develop your own strategy and implementation plan for RPA.

Take a proactive approach, so you can ensure the changes resulting from RPA don't negatively affect your corporate culture.

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Author(s)

Edward Brooks, Founder of The RPA Academy

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.

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American Institute of CPAs

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) is the world’s largest member association representing the CPA profession, with more than 418,000 members in 143 countries, and a history of serving the public interest since 1887. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting.

The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for private companies, nonprofit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination, and offers specialized credentials for qualified professionals who concentrate on personal financial planning; forensic accounting; business valuation; and information management and technology assurance. With The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), it offers the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation, which sets the global benchmark for quality and recognition in management accounting.

The AICPA and CIMA also make up the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (the Association), which represents public and management accounting globally, advocating on behalf the public interest and advancing the quality, competency and employability of CPAs, CGMAs and other accounting and finance professionals worldwide.

The AICPA maintains offices in New York, Washington, DC, Durham, NC, and Ewing, NJ.

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CREDIT INFO
CPE credits
Online
: 2.5
NASBA Field of Study
Information Technology
Level
Basic
Prerequisites
None
ADVANCE PREPARATION
None
Delivery Method
QAS Self-Study
Course acronym
RPAU
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