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CCH Accounting Research Manager Enhances Internal Controls Library

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., June 10, 2008) – The CCH Accounting Research Manager® (ARM) – the premier research database of accounting, auditing, SEC and governmental authoritative literature and interpretive guidance – has enhanced its Internal Controls Library with an expert guide to SOX 404. The Guide to Internal Controls Under Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (Second Edition), by James Hamilton, JD, LLM and N. Peter Rasmussen, JD, is an expert guide to SOX requirements as laid down by statute and interpreted by various regulatory bodies. CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business is a leading provider of tax, accounting and audit information, software and services (CCHGroup.com).

“This authoritative work provides comprehensive and up-to-date guidance on SOX compliance,” said Brian Steinert, CCH product manager. “It provides valuable analysis of what regulators are thinking and how practitioners can best comply with requirements in this area.”

The expert-written Guide to Internal Controls Under Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act examines the mandate of Section 404 and subsequent rulemaking and guidance. It also analyzes the rules of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board on auditor attestation, as well as internal controls best practices. Recent coverage includes SEC guidance and PCAOB Auditing Standard No. 5, adopted in May 2007.

Topics covered include:

  • Overview;
  • Management Report on Internal Controls;
  • Internal Control over Financial Reporting;
  • Suitable Frameworks;
  • Auditor Attestation;
  • Control Deficiency and Material Weakness;
  • Performing an Internal Control Audit;
  • Using Work of Others;
  • Forming Opinion on Control Effectiveness;
  • Relationship of Control Audit to Financial Audit;
  • Reporting on Internal Controls;
  • Auditor’s Duties Regarding Section 302 Certification; and
  • Appendix of Selected Laws and Rules.

Library Contents

The ARM Internal Controls Library offers integrated references from original literature with CCH publications and other ARM content. Primary source material includes materials from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission, Institute of Internal Auditors, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board and Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition to the Guide to Internal Controls Under Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, CCH publications include Information Technology Audits; Audit Committees: Guide for Directors, Management & Consultants; Auditor’s Risk Management Guide; and SOX 404 for Small, Publicly Held Companies.

About Accounting Research Manager

Developed by a major international accounting firm, Accounting Research Manager is the most comprehensive and insightful database of expert-written interpretations of accounting, auditing, government and SEC information. It also includes authoritative and proposed literature from the FASB, AICPA, SEC, EITF, IASB, PCAOB, GASB, GAO and OMB. Updated daily, it is the current, complete and objective resource for professionals’ financial reporting needs.

Availability and Pricing

For a free trial or additional information on the Accounting Research Manager Internal Controls Library, visit accountingresearchmanager.com. To learn more, contact a sales representative or call 1-800-872-2454. A one-year subscription to the Internal Controls Library is $895 and is available only to those subscribing to other Accounting Research Manager libraries. Current ARM subscribers can add this valuable tool to their Audit Public, Standard, Audit Private, Accounting Only, Audit Only or Academic subscriptions.

About CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business

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

Wolters Kluwer is a leading global information services and publishing company. The company provides products and services globally for professionals in the health, tax, accounting, corporate, financial services, legal and regulatory sectors. Wolters Kluwer has annual revenues (2007) of €3.4 billion ($4.8 billion), maintains operations in over 33 countries across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific and employs approximately 19,544 people worldwide. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. For more information, visit www.wolterskluwer.com.

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