Automation first syllabus

Chartered Accountants Ireland. FAE Core Launch Event. Iain White Photography.

Chartered Accountants Ireland has joined forces with robotic process automation (RPA) market leader UiPath to ensure its graduates hit the world of work ‘robot-friendly’.

UiPath will provide its Automation Ready Workforce programme to the institute, which will include a 12-hour RPA curriculum course, starting with the 2019-20 academic year.

This programme will teach students the principles of business task automation through software robots, providing practical exposure to UiPath’s platform. These new digital skills will be tested during the Final Admitting Exam. 

Institute President, Conall O’Halloran, said: “Chartered Accountants Ireland is proud to be the first professional accountancy body worldwide to design and implement a RPA syllabus specifically for accountancy students.”