Kearney & Company, P.C., an accounting firm that serves as an independent auditor of the United States government, announced this month that it will begin using robotic process automation (RPA) provider UiPath’s solutions witin its operations.
The Alexandria, Virginia-based CPA firm, which counts the United States as its only client, says it is adopting the technology, which centers on robotics and digital assistants, to cut costs and enhance efficiency.
“We are constantly working to improve our solutions and services for our federal clients,” said Brian Kearney, chief operating officer of Kearney & Company. “Through cooperation with UiPath, we hope to use robotics to that end, ultimately reducing costs and eliminating repetitive processes to make us faster and better for the government’s benefit.”
In automating various repetitive tasks, the company is also hoping to free up its staff to work on higher-level work, such as analysis and verification.
Jonathan Padgett, vice president for the U.S. public sector division of UiPath, says that he is seeing more interest in RPA technology from federal agencies and those working for the government.
Among the key selling points are digital assistants ability to “reduce their backlog, increase capacity, and provide fast and more efficient service,” said Padgett.
Photo: Kearney & Company has been the auditor for the U.S Department of State, which operates from its headquarters in Washington. (Credit: APK)