Tax & AccountingOctober 27, 2021

Wolters Kluwer kicks off its 17th annual CCH Connections User Conference to help advance technology innovation in the tax, accounting, and audit professions

Practitioners, technologists, and thought leaders come together in person and online to help firms harness bold innovations in technology and business.
Today, Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting kicked off its 17th annual CCH® Connections User Conference for North America customers and strategic partners. Held on October 27-29, 2021 in Austin, Texas both in person and through a virtual format, this year’s event brings together hundreds of tax, accounting, and audit practitioners from firms across the United States. Participating in dozens of live and virtual keynotes, networking events, and topical sessions focused on advancing the digital transformation of the profession, attendees will work together to advance forward beyond the status quo by harnessing bold innovations in technology and business that are reshaping the industry and ushering in disruptive strategies for firms.  

“We are at a convergence of rapid technology advancement, expanding software capabilities and fast changing legislation,” said Jason Marx, President and Chief Executive Officer, Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting North America. “That is why we are thrilled to once again spend time with our customers to help them prepare for the future.” 

The CCH® Connections User Conference features a dynamic roster of guest keynote speakers. The conference kicks off today with an address from Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Charles Rettig. The second day will include a live in-person keynote presentation by Marc Randolph, cofounder of Netflix and national best-selling author and entrepreneur, which will also be streamed live online. And, the final day of the conference closes with a conversation with IRS Chief Taxpayer Experience Officer, Ken Corbin. Throughout the three days of the conference, guest emcee Katie Linendoll, an Emmy Award-winning TV personality, consumer technology expert, and one of the leading women in the field of technology, will help ensure speakers and participants keep technology innovation top of mind.

Jason Marx will open the conference with his perspectives on how firms can best address the challenges posed by rapid technology and business innovation. He will reinforce the advantages of digital transformation and its role in modernizing practices and speak about best ways for firms to unlock their data for deeper insights and improved productivity, to optimize processes, and to meet the changing client demands by empowering staff to make more informed decisions that add value for clients. During his keynote, he will be joined by IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig, who will talk about the results of the 2021 tax season and share his insights on what went well along with the major challenges and priorities for the IRS going into the 2022 tax season. 

In addition to exciting keynotes and numerous networking events, attendees can choose to attend more than 50 learning sessions, including the eagerly anticipated: 
  • Innovation in Action. A vision for the firm that is future focused, one that jumpstarts new ideas and opportunities to create and support a meaningful culture of innovation
  • Inspector Gadget. Examination of how to turn changes in business operating models and in how we work today into opportunities for innovation, digital transformation, and firm growth 
  • Auditing with Automation and Analytics. How successful CPA audit teams leverage an integrated audit approach to enable seamless collaboration throughout the entire audit
  • Best Practices for Data Gathering. Best practices for gathering and preparing client tax data through automation to drive productivity, save time, and ensure staff efficiency
  • Strategies to Conquer the Overwhelming Complexity of Our Tax Laws. Practical tips to apply in compliance & planning that help reduce error risk caused by tax law complexity
  • What’s New with Tax. Overview of enhancements in the award-winning CCH Axcess™ Tax and CCH® ProSystem fx® Tax compliance solutions ahead of 2022 tax season

About CCH® Connections: User Conference 2021
By participating in the CCH® Connections User Conference, attendees will have the opportunity to interact with and learn from some of the top tax & accounting practitioners, technologists, and thought leaders in the profession while earning up to 26 CPE credits by participating in a wide range of conference sessions. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to experience virtual product demonstrations and discussions featuring the latest technology solutions from Wolters Kluwer. Some of the products on display this year will include new enhancements to the award-winning CCH Axcess™ and CCH® ProSystem fx® platforms.

About Wolters Kluwer

Wolters Kluwer (WKL) is a global leader in professional information, software solutions, and services for the health, tax & accounting, governance, risk & compliance, and legal & regulatory sectors. We help our customers make critical decisions every day by providing expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with specialized technology and services.

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