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Robotic Process Automation (RPA) for Accounts Payable & Receivable
NASBA FIELD OF STUDY
Information Technology
LEVEL
Intermediate
CPE CREDITS
Audio Webcast: 4.0
This webcast will review how Robotic Process Automation (RPA) can transform accounts payable and accounts receivable processes by eliminating the mundane, time-consuming and repetitive procedures performed by professionals, giving them more time to focus on higher, critical thinking tasks.

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Product details

Transform AP & AR with RPA

Who Will Benefit?

  • Finance and accounting professionals, advisors and managers who want to implement Robotic Process Automation (RPA) in the accounts payable and accounts receivable business processes.

Key Topics

  • Brief overview of the types of RPA -Understand how RPA will affect accounts payable & accounts receivable
  • Digital vs human roles¬†
  • Identify data elements and process flows required to support the AP & AR process
  • Use cases/ practical hands-on learning with labs that show how RPA can be applied within the AP & AR function

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the concerns to be addressed within AP/AR before implementing RPA.
  • Identify processes for the purpose of prioritizing RPA implementation.
  • Identify applications of an unattended bot versus an attended bot in AP/AR.
  • Identify data elements required to support automation -Demonstrate ingesting of data¬†
  • Demonstrate and analyze exception handling and factors involved.

This webcast will provide accounting and financial professionals with practical literacy on how robotic process automation (RPA) can improve accounts payable & receivable processes. We will help you identify potential uses for RPA, important considerations, and hand-ons learning labs to practice and understand the process of building simple bots. When you complete this webcast, you will be equipped to lead change within the accounts payable and accounts receivable function in your business.

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  • If you have an AICPA/CPA.com store ID, you will also be able to access your certificate from your My Accounts section. If you opted for the NO CPE version of the webcast, then you will not be able to receive a certificate of completion.

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

Brian O'Sullivan

Brian O'Sullivan works as an Automation & Controls Engineer at Solara Automation and runs a nationally competitive high school robotics team, TerrorBytes Robotics. Brian received his BS in Computer Engineering from Clemson University and has worked in a variety of manufacturing, software development, and automation companies. In Brian's current role as a Controls Engineer with Solara Automation, he designs and deploys control systems for customers seeking robotics automation. He has also developed control and computer vision software for fully-automated and semi-automated production lines to meet high customer demand. Brian also coaches and runs the 2017 North Carolina state champion robotics team, TerrorBytes Robotics, out of Research Triangle Park, NC. Each year he leads the team of around 60 highschoolers and mentors in designing and building a 150lb robot to compete against teams across the world.

Rob Drover

Principal, Advisory Services - Marcum, LLP

Rob Drover is a principal in Marcum’s Philadelphia office and a member of the Firm’s Advisory Services division. Rob leads Marcum’s national Process Improvement Practice. Mr. Drover specializes in Business Process Improvement, Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and high volume data management. With a focus on operational excellence and process improvement, he has assisted a wide range of clients, including Fortune 200 organizations, to optimize their enterprise-level applications and processes. With over 27 years of experience in accounting & finance, sales and marketing, and information technology, Mr. Drover offers expertise in project management, operations support and technology transformation. His industry experience includes over 10 years in the chemical, agricultural and pharmaceutical business units at the DuPont Company. He has delivered both domestic and international engagements in many different industries, including healthcare, pharmaceuticals, real estate, telecommunications and the public sector. He has experience with robotic automation, business process outsourcing, data management, IT support operations, custom workflow development, package system selection, and ERP & CRM implementations. He has worked extensively with databases such as Oracle, MS SQL Server, and a variety of data warehousing OLAP tools.

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CREDIT INFO
CPE credits
Audio Webcast
: 4.0
NASBA Field of Study
Information Technology
Level
Intermediate
Prerequisites
Basic RPA knowledge and AP & AR processes
ADVANCE PREPARATION
None
Delivery Method
Group Internet Based
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