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RPA for finance professionals

ICAEW has brought together these resources to help you understand Robotic Process Automation (RPA), what it means for your organisation and how it to start implementing the technology.

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Making RPA work for your business

What opportunities does RPA offer?

RPA opportunities in finance

The processes that lend themselves to Robotic Process Automation (RPA) are those that are high volume, low complexity and very manual. Within finance functions there are many opportunities, particularly within transaction processing.

Learn more about RPA opportunities

Complete ICAEW's e-learning module on RPA to find out more about the different finance processes that can be automated and watch how a robot works to do this in real-time.

How to implement RPA

Implementing robotics - realising the potential for automation

There are now a growing number of finance functions using process robotics and automation to automate accounting routines. In this webinar, David Wright, Consultant at Deloitte, explores a number of case studies of how this is being done and lessons learned.

Getting started with RPA - pilot projects

Alison Spottiswoode and Tim Grassam, from RPA software provider Blue Prism, offer practical insights into how to set up and run pilot robotic process automation projects in your organisation, drawing on the firm's 10 years of experience.

How Johnson & Johnson is using RPA

Sam Horton, Finance Strategy and Operations Director at Johnson & Johnson, describes the firm’s RPA journey, including the challenges that it faced and how these have been overcome, as well as the benefits of standardisation, improvements in work flow and greater accuracy.

How to support your business to embrace digital

Preparing yourself and your organisation for the impact of disruptive digital technologies might feel like a daunting task, but this eLearning module introduces you to a three step approach that is designed to help businesses embrace this change within finance.

Finance in a digital world

Complete the FDW eLearning course

ICAEW is collaborating with Deloitte to ensure its members and students have the knowledge and skills to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the fourth industrial revolution and to meet its challenges head on. Log-in to access exclusive eLearning content.

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