EVENT DESCRIPTION

Summer Sale Until September 22

This newly revised course has shifted online into two, half-day, live, instructor-led sessions. We recognize that online learning a vastly different experience from an in-person seminar and our instructors have adapted the interactive sessions to include regularly scheduled breaks and digital breakout rooms for group discussions. Our goal is to make your experience more convenient as we navigate the new reality of virtual learning.

SCHEDULE

  • Tues, Aug 11 @ 8:30am - 12:30pm
  • Tues, Aug 18 @ 8:30am - 12:30pm
  • This course provides a concise overview of leading technologies that are disrupting and reshaping the accounting profession. These include cloud computing, mobile and wearable devices, big data, automation, robotics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, cyber security, augmented reality, open innovation, crowdsourcing, crowdfunding, collaborative consumption, blockchain, Internet of Things, and more.

    Explore case studies and best practices of practitioners who are using a new generation of digital tools to perform at superhuman levels – with greater speed, accuracy and output. Review scores of new business models being used by CPAs to improve client services, lure new customers and optimize operations. Participants will walk away with a simple yet effective game plan that can translate technology ambitions into practical reality.

    TOPICS INCLUDE:

    • Review online accounting applications that store and access data and programs on the Internet
    • Evaluate collaboration tools that streamline internal communications, teamwork and project management
    • Use brains-for-hire platforms that attract online talent and fresh ideas from around the world
    • Explore automation tools that replace many routine and repetitive accounting tasks
    • Analyze connected devices and smart machines that capture real-time information for business planning and resource allocation
    • Assess the shifting focus of practitioners away from backward-looking historical reporting towards a more predictive, tech-savvy advisory role

    WHO WILL BENEFIT:

    This seminar is designed for practitioners at all levels who want to step up their technology game and explore a swirl of emerging digital business opportunities.