Robotic process automation for auditing

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The advent of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) has the potential to disrupt the traditional audit model. With its capability to automate rules-based tasks that are repetitive and manual, RPA is expected to repurpose the role of the auditor by replacing perfunctory tasks and emphasizing higher order thinking skills that will eventually lead to enhanced audit quality. This editorial envisages the future of audit by introducing the concept of RPA and describing its usage in auditing. Moreover, considerations for RPA-based audits and a series of research questions are presented with the objective to create a dialogue in this evolutionary area.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Accounting
  • Computer Science Applications


  • Audit analytics
  • Future of audit
  • Robotic process automation


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