Accounting Processing Best Practices

What Every Accounting Professional Needs to Know About AI and RPA

Course Overview
This course provides an overview of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotic process automation (RPA). This includes a discussion of the business landscape, how the accounts payable process is a good candidate for RPA, as well as the overall impact on accounting. This course also addresses how technology can help with compliance requirements, the skillset likely to be in demand in the future, as well as examples of how AI and RPA have already been implemented in certain areas.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this segment, you should be able to:

  • Recognize key developments and impacts of automation
  • Identify key areas such as A/P and others that are impacted by the use of artificial intelligence and robotic process automation
  • Recognize how artificial intelligence and robotic process automation work and can assist in strengthening and improving processes
  • Recognize skillsets likely to be in demand in the future

Content Partner:

SmartPros Ltd.

SmartPros Ltd. is a leader in online and offline continuing education for
accounting, finance and engineering professionals. With over 2,000 hours of
content, SmartPros has been providing mandatory continuing education
products since 1981. SmartPros provides services and content to its
professional and corporate clients, in a variety of media including Web, CD
ROM, and video. In the accounting market, SmartPros also has a predominant
news and information portal which receives 200,000+ visits per month and
provides services to over 100,000 subscribers. SmartPros' customers include
50% of the Fortune 500, as well as the major firms and associations in each
of its professional markets.

Prerequisites/Advanced Preparation:


Speaker / Author:

Mary S. Schaeffer is editorial director of CRYSTALLUS, Inc., which publishes the Accounts Payable Now & Tomorrow newsletter and the e-zine e-AP news. After working in the finance and treasury departments of several large companies for 15 years, she turned to writing and consulting full time. She is the author of 17 business books, including 101 Best Practices for Accounts Payable, is a nationally recognized accounts payable expert and consultant and a frequent speaker at seminars, conferences and online events. She is the creator of the Institute of Financial Operations Accounts Payable Innovation Certificate program and several self-study courses for CPAs. Mary Schaeffer has a B.S. in Math from York College and a M.B.A. in Finance from New York University. She is a member of the Authors Guild and the New York Financial Writers' Association.

Software & Hardware Requirements:

  • 56k or Greater Internet Connection
  • Adobe Acrobat® Reader for the .pdf files
  • Modern DHTML Compatible Browser
  • Ram: 256 MB minimum
  • Sound card with speakers/headphones
  • Windows 2000 or higher


Price (USD)

Standard Rate: $49.90


Course Code : 99SCH21

Release Date : 04/22/2019
Expire Date : 04/22/2021
Credits :
CPE 2.00
QAS 2.00

Length : 1hr 40min
Course Level : Basic
Course Type : Self-Study
Passing Grade : 70%
Format Type : eLearning
Mobile Compatible
Field Of Study : Accounting

Theme : Accounting Processing Best Practices

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