Robotic Process Automation and Digital Transformation: What the Future of Accounting looks like!

In this day and age of technology, what does the future hold for the accounting industry? John Waterworth – the managing director of Valenta Australia sits down with us to help us understand more about what robotics for Accounting Firms especially during a time of critical staff shortage.

Join us as you won’t want to miss this episode where John tells all about the backbone of robotic process automation (RPA), and how you can implement in your practice to save costs, find efficiencies and improve client service! We discussed topics such as:

  • Getting into robotics in the accounting industry and his journey in automation
  • Challenges with automation
  • How RPA (Robotic Process Automation) is different from AI and what digital transformation is all about
  • Using RPA and how it compares to other software processes
  • Cost of building a new process and who benefits the most from it
  • Backlash against against robots vs the reality
  • Where AI and natural language technologies started and the future of RPA
“One of the biggest hurdles I guess is just freeing up people from being chained to the computer, doing those repetitive tasks.”

Show Notes

John Waterworth, with 25 years of experience in leadership, digital transformation and cyber security is an expert when it comes to all things automation. He is focused on helping businesses adopt RPA (Robotic Process Automation) and Artificial Intelligence to achieve sustainable profitability. His goal: to drive growth and profitability using the emerging technology!

Quick facts:

  • Serial Entrepreneur
  • Speaker at the Accounting Business Expo 2022


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Contact Info

To find out more about how RPA can benefit your firm you can contact John directly at or on his mobile 0403 035 656

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