Accounting Educator Steps Up for Olympic Ceremony


James Don Edwards, CPA, had the honor of running in his son’s footsteps this summer. As part of a worldwide relay commemorating the 2004 Olympic Games, Edwards carried the symbolic torch through the streets of Atlanta. Edwards’ son, recovering from a serious illness, was a torchbearer when the games were held in that city in 1996. A prominent accounting educator, Edwards is a member of the Accounting Hall of Fame, retired J.M. Tull Professor of Accounting at the University of Georgia, author of A History of Public Accounting in the United States, a former member of the AICPA board of directors and a recipient of the Gold Medal Award, the Institute’s highest honor.

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What RPA is and how it works

Robotic process automation is like an Excel macro that can work on multiple applications, says Danielle Supkis Cheek, CPA. RPA can complete routine, repetitive tasks such as data entry, freeing up employee time from lower-level chores.