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Getting Started with DIY Automation

  • Accountant
  • CPA (CA)
  • CMA
  • CPA (US)
  • CWS
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Course Description

Course Description

Many firms are already turning to automation to free up time to replace the squeeze on traditional fee earning potential with value-added services. They are looking for marginal gains across the whole lifecycle of their service portfolio. One of the research has shown that firms focusing on delivering high-value advisory services to their clients, can anticipate growth in the region of 10 to 20% annually.

Want to automate, but don’t know where to begin?

In this CPE webinar, we will talk about how to create automation for your advisory practice. We will start with the basics: what is automation, why you should automate, and the steps to begin automating. This CPE course is appropriate for CPAs who want to create automation themselves without outsourcing to consulting practice. The course material will be basic.

We welcome all automation newbies!

With all growth initiatives, the path from concept to implementation is never straightforward. It requires a change in mindset where firms are no longer selling minutes in a day, but an outcome and forecasts based on decisions. It’s important to develop and refine a clear roadmap and business strategy to take to your partners, team, and clients.

Learning Objectives

  • To define advisory services.
  • To analyze what is automation.
  • To discuss why adding automation to your practice is imperative.
  • To inspect how to start automating with simple tasks that have a trigger and an action.
  • To list key considerations for shifting to advisory services.

Recommended For

  • This Online CPE webinar is recommended for CPAs, CMAs, Business Owners, Business Managers, Entrepreneurs, and Other Individuals interested in creating automation for advisory practice.

Who Should Attend?

  • Business Owner
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • Young CPA

Course Qualification

Webinar Qualifies For

  • 1 CPD Credit for Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA Canada)
  • 1 CPE Credit for Certified Management Accountants (CMA)
  • 1 CPE Credit of Business Management and Organization for Certified Public Accountants (CPA-US)
  • 1 CE Credit for Certified Fiduciary & Investment Risk Specialist (CFIRS)
  • 1 CE Credit for Certified Wealth Strategist (CWS)
  • 1 General Credit for Accountant/Bookkeeper/Tax Professionals

Additional details

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About Presenter

Claire Gallant

, Commas

Claire is the Managing Advisor of Commas, which is a fee-only firm that provides financial planning to the everyday person. As Managing Advisor, she spends half her time guiding the strategic direction of the firm, and the other half of her time directly advising clients. She believes that all people deserve to have access to honest, fiduciary advice. She is passionate about creating and sharing processes and efficiencies that lower the cost of serving clients so more people can have access to this traditionally cost-prohibitive service.

Claire received her bachelor’s and MBA from Indiana University. She is a Certified Public Accountant, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL ADVISOR ™, and soon-to-be-mom. She lives in downtown Cincinnati, OH. In her free time she loves to run marathons and cycle long distances.

About Company

Commas is a financial advisory that provides fee-only service to the EveryInvestor: those who might not fit the astronomical standards set by traditional high net-worth advisories but still deserve personalized financial guidance to meet their goals. We offer services with no account minimums, working with our clients at every step of the process and empowering them to create, plan, and achieve their desired money goals.


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Ratings and Review


43 Ratings



Very Good









Betty, CPA (US)

Mar 14th, 2022

The content was more than I expected and useful


Nicole Mehr, CPA (US)

Mar 16th, 2022



Jojo, CPA (US)

Mar 15th, 2022



Thomas Sheets, CPA (US)

Mar 14th, 2022

The presenter was very enthusiastic about automating the various tasks and the time savings she had acheived. She was well prepared as well, as evidenced by her demonstration of the QR code that was linked to her calendar.


Corinne Dyck, PMI-PBA

Mar 15th, 2022

Was hoping for more tips and tricks for creating automation workflows (ie: using expressions, dynamics content, etc.) rather than an overview of the benefits of automation. Also, would have been nice to learn about Microsoft's Power Automate vs the other programs the instructor personally preferred to use.

Getting Started with DIY Automation


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