AI Essentials for CPAs – Exploring Cutting – Edge Technology

8 Credits: Information Technology


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AI Essentials for CPAs – Exploring Cutting – Edge Technology

Course Level
CPE Credits

8 Credits: Information Technology

Course Description

This course provides an overview of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in accounting with a focus on its significance and evolution.  This course includes a detailed discussion of key AI concepts as well as ethical considerations, regulatory frameworks, and its use in data analysis and reporting.  This course also provides examples of how AI can be used in both audit and tax practices and provides strategies that can be used to most effectively implement its use in organizations.  This course concludes with a discussion of future trends in AI.

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Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify key concepts related to AI
  • Recognize subsets of machine learning
  • Identify key characteristics of deep learning
  • Recognize how AI can be used in the accounting profession
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Course Specifics

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Revision Date
May 6, 2024

There are no prerequisites.

Advanced Preparation


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Compliance Information

NASBA Provider Number: 103220

CFP Notice: Not all courses that qualify for CFP® credit are registered by Western CPE. If a course does not have a CFP registration number in the compliance section, the continuing education will need to be individually reported with the CFP Board. For more information on the reporting process, required documentation, processing fee, etc., contact the CFP Board. CFP Professionals must take each course in it’s entirety, the CFP Board DOES NOT accept partial credits for courses.

Meet The Experts

Kelen is a recognized author and reviewer of CPE courses and has authored over 145 courses (350+ CPE credit hours) covering a range of accounting, auditing, financial reporting, regulatory, and ethics topics. Kelen remained involved in CPA exam content development for nearly 10 years and authored more than a thousand multiple choice questions for various sections of the CPA exam. He also serves as an Editorial Advisor for the AICPA’s Journal of Accountancy. Kelen has nearly 20 years of progressive finance and accounting experience. He currently serves as an Accounting Policy Advisor with HP. Prior to HP, he served in multiple …