Artifical Intelligence and the External Audit Profession

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 more science fiction than reality. Today, we are interacting with AI more than we ever have and more than what we might realize.

27 Nov 2020, 9:00 AM

2 CPD hours

$49

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Course Description

In the external audit profession, the applied use of artificial intelligence, specifically machine learning, for risk assessment and evidence gathering is also progressing quickly.   This live webinar is tended for those external audit practitioners interested in how artificial intelligence will transform the audit.


Within 24 hours of the webinar, we will forward you an e-mail with instructions for accessing the live webinar.

We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events.  Should you have any ideas for topics, speakers, sponsorship or anything else, feel free to contact Melanie Russell, CPA, CA, CBV, CIM, CFE, CFF, ABV at 416-488-9590 x 225.

Please note: For best audio quality, we recommend using external speakers or headphones. 

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About the Instructor(s)

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Garth Sheriff

Garth Sheriff, CPA, CA, CPA (Illinois), CIA, CGMA, MAcc, is the founder of Sheriff Consulting (sheriffconsulting.com) and Sheriff Consulting Online (online.sheriffconsulting.com).

We specialize in the design and delivery of assurance, accounting, and communication skill professional development courses. The mission of Sheriff Consulting is to provide an engaging approach to your professional development.

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

1. Helping professionals navigate the most significant changes to the accounting and assurance standards in the last 40 years.

2. Using current research to improve business communication skills such as working with diverse multigenerational teams.

3. 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 20 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).

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