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Trans-Tasman CA Catalyst: Using AI in Accounting - Trends, impact and solutions

In this 3-part workshop, we will get you up to speed on how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is being used in accounting, exploring the breadth and depth of its current and future capabilities to drive value to accountants in Public Practice and Finance teams in Small to Medium Enterprises. 

This is a Tran-Tasman Live webinar and will be available as a recording post-event.

Artificial technologies, such as natural language processing and machine learning is rapidly becoming a cornerstone of modern-day accounting operations, improving efficiency, driving customer growth and deriving insights for accountants to play a more strategic role.  
In this 3-part workshop, we will get accountants up to speed on how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is being used in accounting, exploring the breadth and depth of its current and future capabilities to drive value to accountants in Public Practice and Finance teams in Small to Medium Enterprises.  
Part 1 – The workshop will start with an overview on Artificial Intelligence, demystifying key fundamentals, drivers and trends within the accounting context.  
Part 2 - Real life use cases of AI in accounting in areas such as increasing data enablement, streamlining business operations and enhancing client growth and experience. 
Part 3 – This session brings together a panel of accountants and subject matter experts from Public Practice, technology and corporate sector to discuss the role of AI in accounting and highlight the strategies to deploy AI to unlock better profitability and competitive success. 
This AI workshop is crafted for those with beginner to intermediate knowledge in this space and will deliver the following learning outcomes -  
Provide clarity on the fundamentals and critical advances of AI  
Experience and examine real world use cases of AI in the current accounting landscape 
Examining how machine learning can increase actionable data enabling clearer and more usable service outcomes for both accountants and their stakeholders 
Addressing complexities and best practices for scaling AI in line with business strategy 
Examining the current limitations of AI and the areas most ripe for further expansion 
08:00am - 11:00am | Perth 
09:30am - 12:30pm | Darwin 
10:00am - 01:00pm | Brisbane 
10:30am - 01:30pm | Adelaide 
11:00am - 02:00pm | Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Hobart 
Melissa Grove CA, General Manager - Finance - Tiller Rides 
With a passion for people and development, Mel is committed to collaborating with like-minded individuals to use technology and AI to do things differently in all of our workplaces, leaving time to deliver value to all stakeholders. Mel is the GM for Finance in a rapidly growing e-bike company, using AI to optimise operations, streamline processes and direct strategy for growth.

Brendan Roberts, Founder & CEO - Aider 
As the CEO of Aider, a popular AI tool designed to empower accountants, Brendan is uniquely positioned to detail the various ways an accountant can utilise data to draw rich insights, to predict, analyse and ultimately drive better business performance for their firm and their clients. 

Sue de Bievre FCA, Founder & CEO - Beany 
An intrepid entrepreneur with a penchant for disruption, spotting problems and fixing them. Sue leads her firm to be as customer centric as possible and has found AI to be an incredible enabler of this. Sue and her team have revolutionised the accounting game through groundbreaking technology, helping thousands of business owners be more productive and profitable, all the while empowering her workforce to earn and work fairly. 

Priyanka Roy, Data & AI Solution Area Specialist - Microsoft 
Priyanka has over 16 years of global experience, helping businesses make better decisions and improve performance by unleashing Business Intelligence capabilities, underpinned by Data and AI solutions. Priya plays the role of orchestrator bringing customers, partners, and Microsoft teams together to solve business problems creatively with Design Thinking, Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and IoT. 

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2. Accessing the Zoom Session: On receipt of Zoom Session Link email (refer 1. Preparing for the Zoom Session) follow the link to access session.

3. Recording information: If the session is being recorded, the recording link will be sent within 24-48 hours after the live presentation. However, you will need to connect to the live webcast via the link above to get verifiable CPD Hours.

Registration close 
24 hours prior to event start time. 

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Event questions

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Topic: Future Focused

Sub-Topic: Member Event

Format: Workshop

Proficiency Level: All

CPD: Upto 3 hours