Top 7 use cases of generative AI in accounting

Lotta Lundaas
Lotta Lundaas
VP of Marketing

Discover how generative AI can streamline accounting tasks and enhance fraud detection. Learn about the top 7 generative AI use cases for autonomous accounting.

May 15, 2023

5 min read

Top 7 use cases of generative AI in accounting

The top 7 use cases of generative AI in accounting

Autonomous accounting, powered by advanced technologies such as AI and hyperautomation, is revolutionizing enterprise accounting by automating financial processes, decision-making, and services. Companies are increasingly adopting autonomous finance due to its potential to enhance efficiency, reduce operational costs, and improve customer experiences.

What is generative AI

Generative AI refers to a class of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms that can generate or create new content, such as text, images, music, and even video, without any direct human intervention.

In accounting, generative AI can have a significant impact by automating tasks that were previously done manually, such as generating financial reports, performing data analysis, and creating forecasts. It can also be used to analyze large volumes of financial data, identifying trends and patterns that would be difficult for a human to detect.

generative AI USE CASES

One of the most promising technologies for boosting autonomous accounting is generative AI, and here are the top seven generative AI use cases:

1) Document analysis

Generative AI can process, summarize, and extract valuable information from large volumes of financial documents, such as annual reports, financial statements, and earnings calls, facilitating more efficient analysis and decision-making.‍

2) Conversational finance

Generative AI models can be used to create more natural and contextually relevant responses in AI-powered chatbots or virtual assistants for conversational finance. As a result, generative AI can significantly enhance the performance and user experience of financial conversational AI systems by providing more accurate, engaging, and nuanced interactions with users. It can both be used externally, for customer conversations, as well as internally within departments such as moving an invoice through the approval cycle.‍

3) Financial question answering

Generative AI can provide accurate and detailed answers to financial questions posed by users, thanks to its understanding of human language patterns and its ability to generate coherent, contextually relevant responses. These models can be trained on large datasets of financial knowledge to respond to a wide range of financial queries with appropriate information.‍

4) Financial report generation

Generative AI can automatically create well-structured, coherent, and informative financial reports based on available data, streamlining the reporting process and reducing manual effort. Moreover, generative AI models can generate customized financial reports or visualizations tailored to specific user needs.

How accounting AI does invoice coding and processing for the AP team

5) Financial analysis and forecasting

By learning from historical financial data, generative AI models can capture complex patterns and relationships in the data, enabling them to make predictive analytics about future trends, asset prices, and economic indicators. Generative AI models, when fine-tuned properly, can generate various scenarios by simulating market conditions, macroeconomic factors, and other variables, providing valuable insights into potential risks and opportunities.

6) Fraud detection

Generative AI can be used for fraud detection by generating synthetic examples of fraudulent transactions or activities. These generated examples can help train and augment machine learning algorithms to recognize and differentiate between legitimate and fraudulent patterns in financial data, leading to faster detection and prevention of fraud.

7) Sentiment analysis

Generative AI can be used for sentiment analysis to measure brand reputation and customer satisfaction through social media posts, news articles, or other sources. By gaining insights into customers’ emotions and opinions, companies can devise strategies to enhance their services or products based on these findings.

Overall, generative AI has the potential to transform enterprise accounting by automating routine tasks, freeing up time for financial professionals to focus on higher-value tasks, and improving the accuracy and reliability of financial reporting and analysis. The potential use cases for generative AI in finance are endless, and if you want to learn more how can help your business, schedule a call.

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