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Program Overview

In this three-part certificate program, you will learn Robotic Process Automation (RPA) benefits and how the use of software robots can help your business or clients become more competitive and agile. You will gain an understanding of the risks, opportunities and organizational impact of automation while learning the decision criteria and key considerations needed to build a business case and run a successful proof-of-concept. We will also explore the steps and governance needed to implement or advise clients on how to implement RPA successfully.

Earn certificate from AICPA (the world's largest accounting body).

Earn a certificate in the form of a digital badge that can be proudly displayed anywhere on the internet—a personal blog, a social network like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Mozilla Open Badges, a biographical page on a company website or an online resume.

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Online Training - https://www.aicpastore.com/ManagementAccounting/FutureofFinance/robotic-process-automation-fundamentals-for-accoun/PRDOVR~PC-188710/PC-188710.jsp

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize what RPA is and its business value on accounting and finance functions.
  • Identify the opportunities and use cases for automation.
  • Recognize the decision criteria needed to build a business case.
  • Recognize key risks and challenges that need to be addressed before implementing RPA.
  • Recognize the governance and controls considerations for addressing automation risks.
  • Recognize the key components to implementing RPA.
  • Recognize the accounting, finance and operational process implications of RPA.
  • Recognize audit implications associated with RPA.
  • Recognize future trends of automation.

Modes

Online Training
 

$689 $225

  • Online self-study access valid for 1 year
  • Robotic Process Automation Fundamentals Certificate from AICPA, US
  • Digital badge [for Linkedin]
  • For CPA's & CMA's: 13.5 CPE credits
Live Classroom Sessions
and Online Training

$689 $300

  • Online self-study access valid for 1 year
  • Live Classroom Sessions
  • Flipped Classroom approach
  • Robotic Process Automation Fundamentals Certificate from AICPA, US
  • Digital badge [for Linkedin]
  • For CPA's & CMA's: 13.5 CPE credits

Live Classroom Training

Date Timing Class # Class Agenda
1-Dec-19 11.30 AM - 1.30 PM 1 Introduction to Robotic Process Automation
15-Dec-19 9 AM - 4 PM 2
  • Understanding Robotic Process Automation
  • Building an RPA Business Case
  • Implementing RPA Applications
05-Jan-20 9 AM - 4 PM 3
  • Governance, Risks, & Controls for RPA
  • Organizational Process Implications of RPA
  • How RPA can be Used in an Audit
  • Automation Beyond RPA
Date Timing Class # Class Agenda
9-Nov-19 9 AM - 1 PM 1 Introduction to Robotic Process Automation
16-Nov-19 9 AM - 1 PM 2
  • Understanding Robotic Process Automation
  • Building an RPA Business Case
  • Implementing RPA Applications
23-Nov-19 9 AM - 1 PM 3
  • Governance, Risks, & Controls for RPA
  • Organizational Process Implications of RPA
  • How RPA can be Used in an Audit
  • Automation Beyond RPA
Date Timing Class # Class Agenda
23-Nov-19 9 AM - 1 PM 1 Introduction to Robotic Process Automation
30-Nov-19 9 AM - 1 PM 2
  • Understanding Robotic Process Automation
  • Building an RPA Business Case
  • Implementing RPA Applications
7-Dec-19 9 AM - 1 PM 3
  • Governance, Risks, & Controls for RPA
  • Organizational Process Implications of RPA
  • How RPA can be Used in an Audit
  • Automation Beyond RPA
Date Timing Class # Class Agenda
16-Nov-19 9 AM - 1 PM 1 Introduction to Robotic Process Automation
23-Nov-19 9 AM - 1 PM 2
  • Understanding Robotic Process Automation
  • Building an RPA Business Case
  • Implementing RPA Applications
30-Nov-19 9 AM - 1 PM 3
  • Governance, Risks, & Controls for RPA
  • Organizational Process Implications of RPA
  • How RPA can be Used in an Audit
  • Automation Beyond RPA

Speaker Bios

Online Training
Edward 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, DBA, CPA, CMA, CGMA, CFEa

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.