Enjoy More Productive Research Time
To improve team productivity, firms need tools that help researchers find information more quickly while ensuring the results are accurate and timely. CCH Accounting Research Manager simplifies the search for auditing standards information.
While keyword searches in Google produce many hits, sorting through and finding correct information can be overwhelming. Often, the results received are not targeted to what auditors need, or they aren’t up to date with changes in the standards.
When auditors search within CCH Accounting Research Manager, the results contain everything needed to understand the standard fully. Content is updated daily to ensure accuracy.
Auditors can search by keyword or by a list of Topics presented A to Z. This enables auditors to jump to all the most commonly researched accounting terms quickly. Each topic page presents information in the same streamlined format.
Simplify Presentation of Information
Standard makers such as the AICPA, the SEC and FASB do not always present information in the most user-friendly format. CCH Accounting Research Manager makes research easier by presenting a consistent, streamlined format for every topic and standard.
Auditors will find everything they need on a topic gathered onto one page. Whether searching by standard or topic, each section starts with a summary by Wolters Kluwer. This is a broader, plain English summary where auditors may get to an answer faster.
For greater detail, the next part of the page walks the researcher through the authoritative standard, following the structure of the ASC or ASU. This section contains links and also illustrations from the standards maker.
Finally, as auditors continue down the page, they will reach Wolters Kluwer templates and interpretations. Templates are usually Excel spreadsheets that allow professionals to fill in information and see automated calculations. Interpretive material includes explanatory written content and examples, illustrations, sample journal entries, and more.
Besides every piece of information, the reader can see color-coded flags that allow them to know the source of the material quickly. Authoritative sources like AICPA and FASB are denoted by one color. Another color indicates interpretive material, written by the Accounting Research Manager team.
Reduce Questions and Interruptions for Management
Having CCH Accounting Research Manager at the ready can help firms get more staff involved in research. With a streamlined, easy-to-use tool, firms can train professionals to quickly search the research first before going to a manager or partner with a question. In this way, auditors continue to hone their expertise, and management can be more productive.