Organizational Implications of RPA

Online Event

29 August, 2019 + 1 more

1:00 am - 7:00 am UTC

1:00 am - 7:00 am UTC

Organizational Implications of RPA

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

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This course will focus on how robotic process automation will impact an organization or client.

Learning outcomes

  • Recognize future trends of automation
  • Recognize audit implications associated with RPA
  • Identify the impact on current workflow processes
  • Recognize the accounting, finance and operational process implications of RPA
  • Differentiate between human and digital workforce
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This course will focus on how robotic process automation will impact an organization or client. You will learn the difference between human and digital workforce roles and responsibilities and the implications on accounting, finance and organizational workflow processes. You will learn the difference between RPA and traditional automation, the audit implications and the trends and future of automation.

This is part 3 of a 3-part certificate program. You must purchase the bundle to earn the certificate.

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Key Topics:

  • Differences between the human and digital workforce
  • Accounting, finance and organizational impact of RPA
  • Differences between RPA and traditional automation
  • Audit implications associated with RPA
  • Trends and future automation landscape

Professional development

All learning resources available in the CGMA Store qualify for CPD for CIMA members.

Field of study: Information Technology
Programme level:Basic
Access:This is a live event. You will have access to webcast on the date/time of broadcast and the archive for 3 months after the broadcast 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.

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