Accountants and Auditors

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Will "Accountants and Auditors" be replaced by AI & Robots?

It's highly likely this occupation will be replaced by robots/AI. However, our poll is less clear, and shows a 62% chance of automation within the next couple of decades.

Automation Risk Level

You are doomed

or 94% probability of automation

Projected Growth


by 2024

Median Annual Wage


or $32.76 hourly

People Employed


as of 2016

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Least likely

How this compares with other jobs: 598 out of 706

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Job description

Examine, analyze, and interpret accounting records to prepare financial statements, give advice, or audit and evaluate statements prepared by others. Install or advise on systems of recording costs or other financial and budgetary data.

SOC Code: 13-2011


R. Shackleford (No chance) says
A ton of the stuff accountants do can't be automated. Bookkeeping is obviously screwed, but advisors will be fine.
Apr 17, 2019 at 11:36 AM
antonino (Small chance) says
Because accounting jobs are in constant evolution and isn't only encoding invoices
Apr 05, 2019 at 04:08 PM
Michal says
In my opinion there is no chance, that financial statment audit could be done automatically. There are many procedures, where proffesional judgement is required. Many times there are cases, which need to be analysed individually. For example I can not imagine how machines will decide if amounts which are a result of court settlement are recorded properly in accordance to accounting, tax and other regulations. This rank should be closer to the lawyers where there is 4% possibility. I agree, that book-keeping will be automated, but still verification of financial statements should be done by humans. We should also remember, that there is responsibility, when financial statements are not showing the true condition of the company. So if there is a mistake or fraud who will be responsible for that? Robots?
Mar 29, 2019 at 09:10 PM
not an auditor says
Apr 01, 2019 at 01:46 PM

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