Artificial Intelligence for Accountants

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Artificial Intelligence for Accountants

Course Description:

This course provides a concise overview of how artificial intelligence (AI) is reshaping the world, affecting businesses, and transforming the accounting profession. Through a series of lectures, discussions, and hands-on activities, participants will explore the evolution, impact, and practical applications of AI in accounting.

Topics Covered:

  • Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
  • AI's Global Impact and Potential to Save the World
  • The Evolution of Calculators and Lessons for AI
  • AI's Impact on the Workforce and Accounting Profession
  • Practical Ways to Start Using AI: Chatbots, Generative AI, and More
  • Overview of AI Foundational Technologies: Machine Learning, Robotics, and more.
  • Key Takeaways: Understanding AI's Role in Today's World and Future


Learning Objectives:

  • Define and understand the core concepts of artificial intelligence
  • Analyze the global impact of AI and its potential for transformation
  • Investigate the evolution of technology in accounting, from calculators to AI
  • Evaluate the ethical considerations and fears associated with AI
  • Apply AI tools in practical ways, such as chatbots and generative technologies
  • Explore foundational AI technologies, including machine learning and robotics
  • Synthesize the key takeaways and prepare for the future of AI in accounting


Who Will Benefit/Target Audience:

Accountants, business leaders, financial professionals, and anyone interested in understanding and utilizing AI to enhance their work and the accounting profession will benefit from this course.

Prerequisite Knowledge:

A basic understanding of accounting principles and a curiosity about technology and AI are recommended before taking this course.

Information Technology

NASBA CE: 2.0 Hours Federal Tax Law
IRS:  2.0 Hours Federal Tax Law
CTEC CE: 2.0 Hours Federal Tax Law
ACAT CE: 2.0 Hours Federal Tax Law

NSA Webinar Program Level: Basic
Prerequisites: None   
Advance Preparation: None   
Delivery Method: Group-Internet Based

No refunds or exchanges for cancellations. For more information regarding refund, complaint and/or program cancellation policies, please contact NSA toll-free at 800-966-6679.

NSA is approved by NASBA, the IRS, ACAT, and CTEC as a provider of continuing professional education.


Garrett Wasny

Garrett Wasny

GARRETT WASNY, MA, CMC, CITP/FITP, is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and award-winning digital skills advisor to accountants, tax attorneys, enrolled agents, and tax preparers worldwide. His roles include webinar producer, Internet speaker, author, app developer, professional development leader, and former management consultant for Price Waterhouse.  He's published 50+ ebooks and courses on accounting technology and ethics, written hundreds of articles on Internet strategy, and delivered thousands of seminars and webinars to CPAs and accounting organizations in more than 40 countries.


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NSA is approved by NASBA, the IRS, ACAT, and CTEC as a provider of continuing professional education.

The National Society of Accountants is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

NSA has been approved by the California Tax Education Council to offer the above courses to go towards the annual "continuing education" requirement imposed by the state of California. A listing of additional requirements to register as a tax preparer may be obtained by contacting CTEC at P.O. Box 2890, Sacramento, CA, 95812-2890, by phone at (877) 850-2832, or on the Internet at