Implications of AI in accounting

Thursday 24 October, 1pm


Life as a practitioner appears to be an endless obstacle course of new compliance hurdles that need to be overcome. But if you’re always focusing on the next fence, you may not see how the course is changing ahead of you.

Artificial intelligence has been through a period of hype in recent years. While the noise has simmered down, machine learning and AI bots are permeating the profession in different ways – from autocoding transactions in accounting software to dealing with client queries on practice websites.

If you’ve got any concerns or questions about the impact AI is likely to have on accountancy, this is your chance to find the answers. This webcast offers practitioners a chance to hear how AI is already being used by leading Accounting Excellence practitioners and how the experts at Sage expect the technology to develop.

We’ll discuss:

  • What we mean by the terms AI and machine learning, and the different types and techniques of AI being used within accountancy including communications assistants/bots like Pegg, and algorithmic machine learning. 

  • The automation challenge – concerns over the percentage of accountancy jobs said to be at risk from AI, and what the panellists have seen happening within firms.

  • Where can AI tools make the most impact on accountancy – audit automation & fraud detection, streamlining compliance workflows, or “nudging” advisers and finance managers to focus on underlying patterns and anomalies in accounting data.

Sign up below to join us LIVE on 24th October 2019.


Tom Herbert

Tom Herbert

Editor, AccountingWEB


Chris Downing

Chris Downing

Director of Product Management, Sage