AI Series – Future Trends in AI & Software for CPAs

1 Credits: Information Technology


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AI Series – Future Trends in AI & Software for CPAs

Course Level
CPE Credits

1 Credits: Information Technology

Course Description

This course provides an overview of future trends in AI and software for CPAs.  This includes a discussion of technologies such as RPA, blockchain, as well as other technologies like quantum computing, edge computing, and decentralized AI.  This course also addresses the evolution of AI in accounting practices as well as how AI may impact jobs in the future.  This course concludes with a discussion of how potential legislation may impact the future of AI.

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Learning Objectives

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

  • Recognize key technologies shaping the future of AI for CPAs, including RPA and blockchain
  • Identify the evolving role of AI in accounting practices and its impact on future job roles
  • Identify potential legislation impacting the adoption of AI in accounting and finance
  • Recognize the importance of understanding AI trends for CPAs to stay competitive
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Course Specifics

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Revision Date
April 26, 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 …