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Embracing robotic automation during the evolution of finance.

A KPMG event with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

13 November 2018, 5:30PM - 7:30PM, NZST Auckland, New Zealand

Last night in conjunction with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) we hosted a successful invitation only robotics automation event.

This special event supported the release of a joint report recently developed by ACCA and CAANZ in collaboration with KPMG Australia – the report looks into the role of RPA for the future of finance. Read the Report.


Our guest panellists


Jamie Lyon, Director, Professional Insights, ACCA

Karl Arndt, Associate Director, KPMG New Zealand

Ali Mehfooz, Global Head of Fund Technical and Finance Services, AMP Capital

Donnamaree Pakinga, Chief Executive, Vexecute

Glenn Brockenshire, Strategic Partnerships, Automation Anywhere

Cowan Pettigrew, Chief Information Officer, KPMG


Together, they discussed the results and insights form the RPA report in more detail with an audience of 45 CFOs and Finance Managers - adding more depth to the findings and where possible helping them to apply them to their business.


Key take outs were:

  • There was a real desire from the audience to really understand how RPA works in practise – from concept through to execution.
  • Our panellists talked about pockets of RPA excellence within New Zealand. However, it was acknowledged that uptake is still in its infancy here; thereby presenting an opportunity for Kiwi organisations to secure the benefits available from deploying RPA.
  • Although cost reduction is sometimes a driver of RPA implementation, the key benefits often include accuracy, speed and helping improve staff engagement – removing repetition so employees can focus on tasks that make a difference.


If you’d like to know more about what we’re doing around RPA or have any questions please get in touch with Karl Arndt.



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