CCH Learning & Development Academy Introduces School of Tax

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., July 13, 2011) – The CCH Learning & Development Academy today announced the launch of its School of Tax. The school, which provides tax practitioners the skills they need to be successful in today’s market, is the second professional development school offered by the Academy. The School of Audit program premiered in 2009. CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business, is the leading provider of tax, accounting and audit information, software and services (

“Our initial School of Audit offering was a great success,” said Rhett Molitor, CCH Senior Manager, Training and Consulting. “We developed the School of Tax in response to the numerous requests we received from firms who identified a need for a structured, highly effective tax career development program and saw first-hand the many benefits our School of Audit program provided them.”

The CCH Learning & Development Academy combines technical tax and accounting, software and professional skills training into single, integrated, workflow intensive programs tailored for specific organizational roles. Program attendees participate in learning exercises that closely mirror their day-to-day responsibilities. They work with real-world case studies and scenarios that engage them in complex thought and ensure a working knowledge of the subject matter. In addition, Academy programs are led by dedicated instructors experienced in public accounting. Upon completion, attendees earn valuable Continuing Professional Education credits and alumni receive access to CCH’s exclusive online community where they can collaborate with other professionals throughout their career.

School of Tax Curriculum

The inaugural School of Tax program currently focuses on beginning tax practitioners (Level I), including new hires fresh out of college to staff with up to a year of experience. Additional levels will be added in the near future. The program is designed to prepare staff members in the following areas common to first-year tax preparers:

  • Professional expectations for the public accounting industry and for entry-level staff.
  • Understanding the tax preparation process; from the initial receipt of workpapers, to proper documentation, to managing preparer and review notes.
  • Comprehension of tax law fundamentals with understanding of most common areas, i.e., wages, interest, rental and passthrough income, itemized deductions and common credits.
  • Case studies revolving around common Individual and business tax return situations, including self-guided preparation of an Individual tax return.
  • Industry leading new user training and tips for ProSystem fx® Tax, as well as the basics of Microsoft® Excel®, Adobe® Acrobat® and PDFlyer™, using accounting-related examples.

“With School of Tax training, practitioners new to the field will hit the ground running with current, real-world education and experience utilizing all the software, content tools and soft skills necessary to perform their jobs,” said Molitor.

About the CCH Learning & Development Academy

The CCH Learning & Development Academy is a one-stop-shop for accounting professional development. Offering the most comprehensive role-based staff developmental programs on the market, the Academy offers dynamic, interactive courses that ensure maximum knowledge retention. The CCH Learning & Development Academy covers major processes at a firm with its School of Audit and School of Tax programs. Programs are designed to ensure staff members are effectively utilizing all the tools and knowledge necessary for professional success.

For More Information

For more information on the CCH Learning & Development Academy, including a current list of training dates and locations, visit On-site training is also available. To learn more about this option, call 1-800-PFX-9998 (1-800-739- 9998), option 1, option 1.

About CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business

CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business ( is the leading global provider of tax, accounting and audit information, software and services. It has served tax, accounting and business professionals since 1913. Among its market-leading solutions are The ProSystem fx® Suite, CorpSystem®, CCH® IntelliConnect®, Accounting Research Manager® and the U.S. Master Tax Guide®. CCH is based in Riverwoods, Ill. Wolters Kluwer ( is a market-leading global information services company. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands. Its shares are quoted on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices.

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