CCH Tax and Accounting User Conference 2005 Offers Professionals Valuable Learning, Networking Opportunities

On the Agenda: Industry Leaders, Innovative Solutions, Interactive Learning

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., May 10, 2005) – Public tax and accounting professionals attending the CCH Tax and Accounting User Conference 2005 will learn from industry leaders, as well as their peers, throughout the three days of interactive educational programming announced today. CCH Tax and Accounting (CCH), the nation’s premier provider of tax and accounting productivity software, research tools and services, is hosting the conference from November 6-9, 2005 at the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, Ariz. ( CCH is a Wolters Kluwer company.

“CCH is dedicated to knowing our customers best and serving their needs with the highest quality information and software on the market,” said CCH Tax and Accounting CEO Kevin Robert. "This conference is an extension of that dedication to our customers. Our program has been built from the ground up to ensure attendees of the CCH User Conference 2005 are offered the leading learning experience of its kind.”

Nancy McKinstry, Chairman of the Executive Board of Wolters Kluwer, will be the keynote speaker at the Conference. As the dynamic CEO of one of the world’s largest providers of information services and software solutions, McKinstry directs all of Wolters Kluwer’s operating divisions, as well as business development, technology and strategy initiatives. Recognized as an international leader in both the business and accounting markets, McKinstry will speak first-hand about the importance of setting a vision for your business, and the importance of driving your strategic plan.

Also addressing the Conference will be Microsoft Corporation’s Keith White, General Manager for Information Worker Marketing in the United States. White is responsible for all marketing and partner activities for Microsoft's business productivity applications and servers, including Microsoft® Office and its tools such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

CCH Tax and Accounting CEO Kevin Robert, recognized as one of Accounting Today’s Top 100 Most Influential People in the tax and accounting industry, also will address attendees. Robert has been instrumental in the continued integration of CCH’s software and information services, delivering customized solutions that are seamlessly woven into customer work processes. Under Robert’s leadership, CCH launched the innovative new CCH@Hand feature in 2004, taking tax and accounting information integration a step beyond that offered by anyone else in the market.

Practical, Thought-provoking Programs

“This will be the first-ever opportunity for professionals who use CCH solutions to come together with industry leaders, CCH executives and product experts in a relaxed, resort environment to share best practices, discuss market trends, see the latest CCH solutions, and provide input to drive our product vision forward,” said Robert.

The CPE-accredited classes and workshops are organized around four tracks to help attendees derive maximum benefit from this comprehensive educational event. The tracks include: Tax; Audit & Accounting; Technology; and General sessions, with each track covering a wide range of topics. Attendees can choose classes and workshops from different tracks to create the curriculum best suited to their needs.

On the Tax track, participants can learn about 2005 tax law changes; how to benefit from the integration of tax research and tax preparation software; best practices in outsourcing; gaining a competitive advantage from electronic filing; implementing the new ProSystem fx Tax Worksheet View; and more.

The Technology track offers sessions on securing your network; implementing Microsoft Outlook and Exchange Server; implementing a Document Management System; scanning technologies; optimizing ProSystem fx Engagement; and more.

Audit & Accounting sessions include: why and how audits must change; electronic reviewing with ProSystem fx Engagement; using Microsoft Word and Excel Macros with ProSystem fx Engagement; GASB 34 with ProSystem fx Engagement; introduction to ProSystem fx Profit Driver; and how to simplify the complex with Accounting Research Manager.

General sessions deliver practical guidance, offering: a roadmap for software training and competency for your firm; using Adobe Acrobat to streamline your paperless environment; The Accountant Road Warrior; optimizing use of ProSystem fx Practice and Practice Driver; and using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel most effectively within your firm.

For a complete conference schedule and list of classes and workshops, please visit

A Community of Customers

Throughout the conference, attendees will be part of a community of hundreds of CCH customers with the opportunity to learn from colleagues about best practices that have led to success at their firms. They also will have ample opportunities to speak with CCH executives, senior product management and development teams regarding new products and product enhancements.

“We are dedicated to ensuring professionals come away from this must-attend event understanding the issues, trends and technologies that are critical to their businesses.” said Robert. “We will demonstrate how they can further leverage CCH’s innovative, integrated offerings to build greater profitability and success. We also will listen carefully to what our customers need, and work those needs into our plans as we enhance and build the next wave of CCH products.”

For More Information

For more information about the 2005 CCH Tax and Accounting User Conference, please call 1-800-PFX-9998, (1-800-739-9998), then select option 1, followed by option 1, or sign up for more information at

About CCH Tax and Accounting

CCH Tax and Accounting (, based in Riverwoods, Ill., is a leading provider of tax, audit, and accounting information, software and services. It has served tax, accounting and business professionals and their clients since 1913. Among its market-leading products are The ProSystem fx® Office, CCH® Tax Research NetWork™, Accounting Research Manager™ and the U.S. Master Tax Guide®. CCH Tax and Accounting is a Wolters Kluwer company.

Wolters Kluwer is a leading multinational publisher and information services company. Wolters Kluwer has annual revenues (2004) of €3.3 billion, employs approximately 18,400 people worldwide and maintains operations across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Its depositary receipts of shares are quoted on the Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices.

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