Sax LLP launches talent development initiative in effort to address skills gap caused by automation

Sax LLP recently announced the launch of its talent development initiative through the e-learning platform Amplifire.

Sax officials hope ​​this initiative will address the need for continuous skill advancement amid the rapid changes brought about by automation, globalization and other artificial intelligence software.

The program is structured around a flipped learning model, where employees engage with online courses at their own pace and convenience, followed by participatory, live virtual workshops.

These workshops are designed to simulate real-world scenarios, fostering an environment where learners can apply their knowledge, interact with peers and gain insights from the firm’s internal experts. The program will offer Sax’s client-facing CPAs and tax professionals courses ranging in topics, such as tax compliance, auditing, soft skills and beyond.

Sax CEO Joseph Damiano sees the program as a boost in efficiency and productivity.

“Innovation and leveraging cutting-edge technologies are paramount to Sax’s overall growth strategy,” he said. “By adopting advanced technologies such as AI, the firm enhances its efficiency in traditional accounting tasks while ensuring accuracy and compliance.”

The firm’s new initiative leverages Amplifire’s brain science-based, adaptive learning platform, which tailors the learning experience to each individual’s specific needs, focusing on specific learning gaps rather than a one-size-fits-all approach. This patented method accelerates the time to competency and enhances long-term retention of key information.

Sax’s flexible learning solution is available worldwide, allowing team members across the U.S. and India to access it. Moreover, the collaboration with peer firms through the Accounting Alliance enriches the learning ecosystem, providing a broader spectrum of courses and expertise.