Tech Trends Impacting the Profession and What to Do About Them


AICPA Chair Bill Reeb stated in a July 2019 AICPA interview that “The digital era has swept in a blistering pace of change that’s transforming the world around us. The change is not incremental — it’s exponential.”

Advancing technologies, consumer preferences and higher expectations are dramatically changing the accounting profession. Technologies, including data analytics and BI, artificial intelligence, robotics process automation, cloud, and others, are changing the landscape of the profession.

The barrage of information can be overwhelming and confusion sets in on how to even start. This session will address the major trends accountants should be considering and provide a process by which to think about proceeding.

Learning Objectives

Explain the major trends and technologies disrupting the accounting profession
Prioritize technologies and develop an approach to make progress on important trends most relevant to their firm
Understand how to apply a personal knowledge management (“PKM”) system to accumulate, maintain and access a relevant library of content

Major Topics

This course will explore the rapidly changing landscape of the accounting profession, focusing on those technologies that are currently considered likely to have the most significant impact on the profession. Data analytics and BI, automation technologies, artificial intelligence, cloud, blockchain, mobile, and other technologies will be touched on. This is an era of significant opportunity for our profession and this session will get you thinking about how to move forward in your world!

Business Learning Institute
Course Level
Professional Area of Focus
T Shaped Professional Ethics / Personal
CPE Field of Study
Information Technology
Who Should Attend

Anyone in the accounting profession trying to make sense of the rapid technological change the profession is facing. If you want to increase your awareness and have a better sense about how to proceed, this session is for you.

Donald Tomoff

This session is designed as an overview session, rather than a “how-to” deep dive. Exposure to digital tools and some technology trends would be useful, but is not required.

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Apr 22, 2021
11:00 am - 11:30 am EST
Total CPE Credits
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Tech Trends Impacting the Profession and What to Do About Them

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