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Knowledge-Based Audit™ Titles


Keeping up with the latest industry-specific audit standards takes a lot of mental muscle — and you need the right tools. If you want high-quality audits that comply with AICPA Risk Assessment Standards, then it’s time to equip yourself with Knowledge-Based Audit™ (KBA) Titles from CCH.

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Knowledge-Based Audit™ Methodology: Designed for Today’s Complex Requirements

To help firms meet the demands of the latest standards, CCH audit experts developed an effective auditing process that combines the latest advances in technology with a specialized methodology. The Knowledge-Based Audit™ (KBA) methodology was developed from the ground up to ensure the best possible approach to implementing the AICPA risk-based standards.

Each audit title based on the KBA framework includes the latest audit requirements for a specific type of company or organization. Knowledge-Based Audit Titles (KBA Titles) assist you in performing audits by providing relevant and up-to-date expert guidance, risk assessment tools and comprehensive practice aids.

This expert information is available to you in two main formats, depending on your need:

The interactive version (Knowledge Tools) works in concert with the revolutionary digital audit management process offered by ProSystem fx Knowledge Coach and guides the auditor in tailoring an audit plan to a particular entity.

The content version (ARM Module) is available via Accounting Research Manager ® and delivered as Microsoft Word and Excel files, making the expert information in each title easily accessed and manipulated. As an ARM Module, content is fully searchable throughout all of your ARM libraries.

To view available titles select the Available Titles tab.

Audit Guides Provide Corresponding Interpretive Material

In addition to the expert information and practical tools of the KBA titles, CCH offers a full compliment of industry-specific Audit Guides on Accounting Research Manager. The Guides feature expert interpretive material and guidance to help you get the most out of the KBA workpapers at every step within the audit.

Accounting Research Manager Modules:

 

Knowledge-Based Audit Titles Available on ARM

Knowledge-Based Audit™ Titles utilize Knowledge-Based Auditing methodology to help you perform more effective and efficient financial statement audits. Each one is written for a specific industry to help you mitigate risk and achieve more effective GAAS compliance for that type of audit. With the information in a KBA Title you can ensure the accuracy of your audits, improve efficiency and streamline your workflow. The KBA Titles available as ARM Add-On Modules are provided as Microsoft Word and Excel documents, making them searchable along with all the other content available to you on ARM.

What’s in a KBA Title Module?

Included in each industry-focused title are:

  • KBA documents that contain steps and procedures required by Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS).
  • Audit Program documents that guide you through related steps and procedures.
  • Practice Aids that help you complete steps or processes outlined in other documents.
  • Correspondence document templates that include engagement letters and confirmation requests.
  • Auditor’s Reports documents and templates for a variety of sample auditor’s opinions on audited financial statements.

The KBA Titles are available as Add-on Modules for any ARM Audit Library. To view available titles select the Available Titles tab.

Audit Guides Provide Corresponding Interpretive Material

In addition to the expert information and practical tools of the KBA Title Modules, CCH offers a full compliment of industry-specific Audit Guides on Accounting Research Manager. The Guides feature interpretive material to help you get the most out of the KBA workpapers at every step within the audit.

Knowledge Tools Audit Titles for ProSystem fx Knowledge Coach:

 

Your Toolkit for an Exceptional Paperless Audit Workflow

The ProSystem fx Knowledge Tools version of the Knowledge Based Audit Titles utilizes the same expert content as the ARM modules. The KBA Titles are written by practicing CPAs within a framework that provides an integrated set of procedures from pre-engagement through evaluating, concluding and reporting. The Knowledge Based Audit framework helps you manage the auditing standards and ensures that important information is not overlooked or hidden in the details of numerous checklists and forms.

The Knowledge Tools Titles that work with Knowledge Coach provide the content that fuels the interactive processes used by ProSystem fx Knowledge Coach from within ProSystem fx Engagement. The technology and content come together in a step-by-step process that facilitates an auditor’s thinking as s/he works through an audit. Each KBA Title is complemented by a full industry-specific KBA Guide on Accounting Research Manager. The Guides feature interpretive material to help you get the most out of the KBA workpapers at every step within the audit, with a direct link from within the application.

To view available titles select the Available Titles tab.

List of Available Knowledge-Based Audit™ Titles:

 

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You’ll appreciate these content-based tools that offer streamlined functionality for preparing financial statements or conducting audits — and help alleviate some of the more tedious work while aiding quality control.

US GAAP Financial Statement Disclosure Examples

Seamless integration with ProSystem fx Engagement makes this a valuable resource for working with financial statements. A comprehensive and varied library of footnotes accessible directly from a Word Financial Statement, and the auto-populating function that adds the client name and data links directly into the selected footnote, make this title far superior to the competition.

AutoCheck: Automated Disclosures Checklists

Simplify the complex process of preparing financial statements with an automated disclosures checklist compatible with the standards you’re using. There is a version to use with US GAAP and one for IFRS. Find them on Accounting Research Manager.

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