Automation Beyond RPA



Automation Beyond RPA

Instructors: Chanyuan (Abigail) Zhang; Steve Palomino, CPA, CITP, CGMA

  • Format

    Course - Online

  • Level


  • Duration


This course will cover RPA, artificial intelligence, IPA, and automation continuum.

Learning outcomes

  • Differentiate between RPA and intelligent process automation (IPA).
  • Recognize how IPA may affect an audit in the future.
  • Identify future trends in automation.

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Product information


This course will cover RPA, artificial intelligence, IPA, and automation continuum. You will learn the difference between RPA and IPA, the impact of IPA on an audit, and future trends in automation.

Who should take this course?

  • Non-IT Finance Professionals
  • CFOs
  • Controllers
  • Management Accountants
  • Public Accountants
  • Partners
  • Staff
  • Managers
  • Internal Auditors
  • Business Process Owners

Professional development

This Course - Online offers 2.5 hours of CPE credit.
Note on CPE Requirements and Credits
All learning resources available in the CGMA Store qualify for CPD for CIMA members.

Programme level:Basic
Format:Course - Online
Access:This is a digital product. You will have access to the content for a year after purchase date.

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  • Chanyuan (Abigail) Zhang

    Abigail 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.

  • Steve Palomino, CPA, CITP, CGMA

    Steve Palomino, CPA.CITP, CGMA, CIA, is the technical lead of the Consulting Services practice at IntrapriseTechKnowlogies LLC. Steve also leads the Dallas, TX office for the firm. Prior to working with IntrapriseTechKnowlogies, Steve was an Advisory Services Manager for Ernest & Young as well as PwC.

    Steven’s primary focus is on project scoping, system assessments, data system integration into ERPs, reporting and automation, and business development. Steve has spent the last two years working with a software robotics (AI) company where he led discussions with clients around how to best leverage AI, where to start and how to address reporting and control risks. Steve conducted numerous interviews and observations around processes and controls, built business cases and worked as a robotics advisor to the C-suite.