How Can Finance Professionals Leverage AI?

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In this blog, you will learn:

  • How finance professionals can leverage Artificial Intelligence (AI).
  • Advantages to finance professionals using AI.
  • How to find and apply for the latest finance jobs.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is having a transformative effect on the world and the finance industry is no exception. With the rise of AI and the impact of digital technology, fears of AI taking over the world, or at least taking jobs from people has been a great topic of conversation and debate.

Many people fear that AI will become so advanced that there won’t be any need for human labour. However, while AI usage is increasing, according to marketing agency, Social Shepherd, adoption of AI in the UK is not as high as it is in other regions.

So how can finance professionals strategically leverage AI and how can it benefit their practice? From risk management to fraud detection, discover how finance professionals can harness the power of AI to increase their profitability and potentially improve efficiency, accuracy, and decision-making.


How can finance professionals leverage AI?

Artificial intelligence is having a burgeoning impact on practices in the financial industry. In today’s modern world, finance professionals from Accounts Assistants and Financial Managers to Chief Financial Officers, rely on AI technology to assist them with their roles and impact their finance function.

Generative AI has the potential to revolutionise the accounting industry by transforming traditional workflow processes and identifying trends that human analysts might miss.

Ways finance professionals can use AI:

  • Detect fraud.
  • Assess risks.
  • Automate simple tasks.
  • Predict and process more data.
  • Create a customer service chatbot.
  • Reduce costs.


Detect fraud

Finance professionals can leverage AI for fraud-protection. AI can detect and flag anomalies and unusual patterns in financial transactions and identify fraudulent activities in real time.

AI-power algorithms learn with historical data to detect unusual patterns, anomalies and stop threats it may have never seen before. This can be very beneficial to Audit Seniors and Senior Accountants as it can improve accuracy, identify and prevent fraudulent activities in real-time.


Assess risks

Finance professionals can leverage AI to complete risk assessments and manage risks. AI models can assess credit risk more accurately by analysing vast amounts of data, including credit histories, financial statements, and market conditions, allowing finance professionals to make more informed decisions.

AI can also be used to help finance professionals manage investment portfolios by providing personalised investment strategies based on individual goals and risk tolerances. By having the right resources to be able to predict or prepare for risks should they occur, finance professionals can make informed decisions and identify potential risks.


Automate simple tasks

AI can positively benefit finance professionals by automating routine tasks and freeing up their time to focus on more strategic and important activities. Routine tasks such as data entry, reconciliation and compliance checks can be automated to reduce manual labour in finance.

This automation can reduce the risk of errors, identify cost-saving opportunities and flag irregularities, to allow finance professionals to be more productive, accurate and efficient. Automated compliance checks and regulatory reports can ensure that financial institutions utilise their resources and adhere to legal and regulatory requirements.


Predict and process more data

Finance professionals can use AI to analyse and process more data in order to predict future outcomes and scenarios. By using historical data, AI can adjust forecasts based on real-time feedback and provide recommendations for investment strategies.

Being able to predict scenarios and outcomes can help Accountants with budgeting, financial reporting and strategies to make decisions faster and more efficient. AI-driven tools and algorithms can execute better strategies, analyse more data and make it easier for finance professionals to communicate financial data.


Create a customer service chatbot

In today’s digital age, more businesses are looking to enhance their engagement and steadily incorporating chatbots into their service models. Lots of institutions can benefit from having a chatbot to provide 24/7 support without the need for finance professionals to stop what they are doing or juggle many tasks in order to respond.

Chatbots use AI to communicate, answer customer questions and automate routine tasks that would otherwise take up time from finance professionals. Instead skilled finance professionals are free for more value-added activities, improving time and cost-efficiency.


Advantages to finance professionals using Artificial Intelligence

By embracing AI, there can be many benefits to leveraging artificial intelligence to communicate and analyse financial data or automate tasks.

There can be many benefits to finance professionals using AI:

  • More profitable.
  • Save time.
  • Identify more risks.
  • Increase safety.
  • Ensure accuracy.
  • Improve processes.
  • Extract information.
  • Boost productivity.


Disadvantages to finance professionals using Artificial Intelligence

The reliance on technology and embracement of artificial intelligence is fraught with complexities. Finance professionals shouldn’t fully rely on AI to deliver the best results or replace human work, as like with most things, there are some disadvantages, issues and risks.

AI doesn’t automatically ensure accuracy, financial stability or improve processes, therefore it is important to have balanced solutions rather. To effectively leverage AI, finance professionals should stay informed about the latest AI technologies, collaborate with data scientists and AI experts, and continuously update their skills.

Being able to adapt to the evolving landscape of AI in finance rather than just accelerate innovation is key to boosting productivity and improving processes.


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With years of experience recruiting in the finance sector, we have exclusive access to some of the most qualified and experienced Management Accountants, Finance Directors, Financial Advisors (and more) out there! 

If you’re struggling to recruit, why not get in touch with our Principal Consultant, Shannon McGarry, to discuss your individual needs and how we can help.


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If you’ve already got an interview lined up, why not check out 8 killer questions to ask in a finance interview to give yourself the best possible chance of success!


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