Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Implementation Case Studies in Accounting

Course Details





Field of Study

Accounting & Audit

CPE Credit

1 hour CPE credit

Level of Knowledge





Robotic process automation (RPA) possesses several features that may give rise to similar but also new adoption effects (both benefits and challenges) relative to other information technology (IT) implementations. This study adds to the accounting and emerging technologies literature by examining the beginning-to-end process through which RPA is implemented in the accounting function. We adopt an exploratory and case-centered research methodology based on a mature RPA implementation in an accounting setting. We further corroborate it with interviews with subject matter experts and compare it with another case study of an early-stage RPA implementation. We identify five themes related to RPA adoption in accounting functions: workforce, IT governance, privacy and security, system sustainability, and the measurement of RPA success. We'll also present key takeaways that may support effective RPA adoption in accounting.


• Robotic Process Automation • Accounting


• Apply principles of IT governance to evaluate and design an RPA implementation plan for an accounting function. • Integrate privacy and security protocols into an RPA framework for accounting processes to mitigate potential risks.

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