Implications of AI in accounting

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.

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.

Meet the panel

Tom Herbert

Editor, AccountingWEB
Before joining AccountingWEB as Business Editor in 2015, Tom spent five years living and working in China as an editor and travel writer, followed by working back in the UK on a variety of websites, magazines and newspapers, and a year of teaching. He is now Editor of the site and is responsible for all editorial content.

Chris Downing

Director of Product Management, Sage
Chris joined Sage as Director of Product Management. Previously he had been with Milsted Langdon LLP – a firm that provides a full range of accounting and business advisory services – and was responsible for the development of their Business Intelligence department. His team improved the quality of clients' management information with an overarching aim to empower organisations to monitor their own performance in real time.

John Stokdyk

Head of Insight, AccountingWEB
Having joined AccountingWEB in 1999, John helped to build it into an award-winning online professional community with more than 100,000 members. Named IFA web business journalist of the year in 2004 and 2008, John has also written about business and technology topics for The Financial Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and many others.

Rachel Laws

Audit and Assurance Manager, Kreston Reeves
Rachel joined Kreston Reeves as a Corporate Manager in 2017 and has over 9 years’ experience working in Audit across a variety of sectors. She is a member of the data analytics team, heading up the implementation of artificial intelligence software in audit, which digitalises some of the audit processes – helping to shift the accountancy industry away from compliance.