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Artificial intelligence and the CPA profession (0.5 hr)

Understanding how AI will affect the future of our profession (0.5 CPD/CPE credits)

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Course Overview:

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been in our collective awareness since the introduction of the villainous computer HAL 9000 in Stanley Kubrick’s classic film 2001. AI has had a few moments in popular culture such as supercomputer IBM Watson’s appearance on Jeopardy in 2011 but has typically been seen as more science fiction than reality.

Today, we are interacting with AI more than we ever have and more than what we might realize. Common interactions with AI include the use of Google Home, Netflix and Amazon.

The future is now for AI. In this course, we will explore how AI is being used and the implications of AI for the future of our profession.

Learning objectives:

  1. Understanding what the difference is between our perception of AI vs the reality.
  2. Defining machine learning
  3. Identifying machine learning examples that are already a part of our professional and personal lives
  4. Examining how artificial intelligence technology may affect our profession
  5. Providing action steps to prepare for the integration of artificial intelligence by our organizations and clients

0.5 hrs of verifiable CPD (Certificate will be provided upon course completion)


Additional information

  1. Program pre-requisites: There are no prerequisites for this course
  2. Advance preparation: None
  3. Delivery method: E-learning
  4. CPD/CPE credits: Participants will earn 0.5 professional development credits in the field of study of personal development

Your Instructor


Garth Sheriff CPA, CA, CPA (USA), CIA, CGMA, MAcc
Garth Sheriff CPA, CA, CPA (USA), CIA, CGMA, MAcc

Garth Sheriff, CPA, CA, CPA (Illinois), CIA, MAcc, is the founder of Sheriff Consulting (sheriffconsulting.com). We specialize in the design and delivery of assurance, accounting, and soft skill professional development courses. Sheriff Consulting strives to create a learning environment that is engaging, interactive, and effective.

Our courses are designed using the latest in communication research and current technical developments that affect our profession. This includes:

  • Helping professionals navigate the most significant changes to the accounting and assurance standards in the last 40 years.
  • Using current research to improve business communication skills such as working with diverse multigenerational teams.
  • Understanding how transformative technology such as Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence will impact our profession.

Garth has worked as an assurance professional and learning provider for over 15 years.He has prepared and trained CPAs for key changes to the profession, including internal control documentation (SOX), Canadian Auditing Standards (CAS) and Canadian Standards on Review Engagements 2400 (CSRE 2400).

He earned a Master of Accounting and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours - Accounting) from the University of Waterloo, Canada. He is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPAO), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).

Garth has also acted in various stage and film productions. He is a graduate in improvisation from The Second City and a member of ACTRA (the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
How many hours of verifiable CPD (continuing professional development) will be provided by this online learning course?
0.5
Is Provincial (Canada) HST or GST included in the price?
Yes

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