For smarter, smoother engagements.

CaseWare Working Papers is highly flexible engagement software that provides you with everything you would expect from an assurance and reporting tool plus much, much more! Engagements are planned, performed and reviewed entirely on screen, completely eliminating paper.

Overview

Work more efficiently and effectively

With powerful document management, real-time collaboration, direct scanning, online review, efficient clean-up, sophisticated lockdown and advanced roll-forward, Working Papers lets you work smarter and faster than ever before.

Ensure firm standardization

Working Papers' built-in drag and drop mapping system allows you to assign your clients' accounts to standard map numbers quickly. As the map numbers are common to all clients and independent of the client's chart of accounts, firm standardization is facilitated and the speed and accuracy with which you can complete the engagement is significantly increased.

Produce next-generation financial reports

Turn any document, including financial statements, into a cost-effective, client-ready report that automatically links to your client data using either the built-in report writer or by linking information to Microsoft Word and Excel. With a single click, create PDF versions of these documents to share with your clients.

Optimize review and audit process

With history tracking, milestone creation, issue/review notes, diagnostics, a full annotation system and online sign-offs, the review and audit process is achieved entirely on-screen, with no need for paper.

Easily integrate with other software

With imports from over 60 accounting packages, exports to major tax packages and the capability of linking with document management systems, Working Papers allows you to work seamlessly with other "best of breed" software.

Be ready for XBRL

Working Papers is armed with numerous XBRL capabilities including tagging, instance document creation, validation, review, and inline XBRL (iXBRL).

Features

Below are the features for Working Papers. To view all enhancements, press the Open All button on the right hand side. Or press the heading to see enhancements for that subject. Open All Close All
Central Document Management

Organize all documents related to each engagement in one controlled area, regardless of whether they are Working Papers, Word, Excel, PDF or scanned documents using Working Papers’ built-in Document Manager.

Optimized Collaboration
  • Working Papers’ Check Out/Check In feature allows a user to lock access or "check out" engagement documents.
  • The Sign Out feature enables a user to lock access or "sign out" an entire client file.
  • Working Papers can be installed over a local area network, centrally in your office or at a client location, with many users sharing one engagement file.
  • Robust document and record locking ensures file integrity when more than one person is working on a file.
Revolutionary Report Writer

Turn any type of document, including financial statements, into top-notch, client-ready documents that directly link to your account properties and amounts. Our sophisticated report writer uses “smart technology” to automate formatting, rounding, diagnostics, account amounts, text, account balances and even financial notes based on your preference.

Easy Standard Compliance
  • Lockdown allows easy compliance with the established standards governing the documentation an auditor should prepare, change and retain. Changes from that point forward are tracked and recorded.
  • The sophisticated protection system can be enabled to ensure the integrity of all client files and to determine the roles of users in completing the engagement.

  • Globally track the status of all client files using Tracker.  With a customizable interface, Tracker can identify engagements with pending lockdown dates to ensure engagement teams have sufficient notice to perform any file clean up work.

Automation of Time-Consuming Tasks
  • Speed up the file set-up process for first year engagements using custom templates.
  • Scan documents directly to the Document Manager.
  • Maintain clean client files by automatically purging unwanted documents, issues, history, milestones and annotation.
  • Working Papers offers a wide range of options to automate customized roll-forwards.
Robust Trial Balance
  • With point and click reading of native files from most accounting software packages, data can be directly imported into the trial balance. You can also choose to import general ledger data for detailed analysis.
  • Highly flexible trial balance provides full reporting period flexibility to meet the needs of your firm’s engagements.
  • Trial balance columns can be easily resized, sorted and hidden to give you total control over your view.
Powerful Mapping and Grouping
  • Working Papers’ drag and drop mapping system allows you to quickly assign your clients’ accounts to your firm’s standard map numbers.
  • Because map numbers are common to all clients, engagements can be standardized and completed more quickly and accurately.
  • All other properties of an account, such as lead sheet, ratio class, tax codes etc, are automatically completed.
  • Assign accounts to different groups for reporting, lead sheet and work paper preparation.
Reliable Consolidation

Using a simple tree structure similar to that of Windows Explorer and Working Papers' own Document Manager, you can

  • combine several client files into a single client file by consolidating data from separate entities into a parent file using map numbers; or
  • maintain separate entities in one file allowing you real-time consolidation

Working Papers' consolidation function is ideal for joint-venture accounting, fund accounting, product and life-cycle analysis, and any type of multi-entity performance-monitoring documents.

Built-In Workpapers

Built-in automatic documents provide fast and efficient access to supporting work papers that can be easily added to the Document Manager.

Automatic Annotations
  • Annotations can be easily added in the form of notes, tickmarks, document or manual references.

  • Custom graphical tickmarks can be easily integrated into Working Papers.

Integration with Other Software
  • Incorporate Microsoft Outlook items directly onto the Document Manager.
  • Easily integrate with 3rd party Audit tools such as PPC ePractice Aides, McGladrey Advanced CPA content and Capital Confirmation’s CONFIRM.
  • Integrate with major Tax Packages.
  • Use CaseWare Connector to link data between the client file and Microsoft Word and Excel documents.
  • Using state-of-the-art object component architecture, Working Papers can easily integrate with other software tools.
Electronic Review and Monitoring
  • Working Papers lets you track and monitor specific history events so you are always up to speed. To easily go back in time, a copy of the file can be saved automatically at specific milestones.
  • Interactive issues/review notes can be created, assigned, tracked and controlled for any document in the engagement file.
  • Sign-offs accommodate up to 8 signatures and utilize a color-coding to quickly assess the status of the review process.
  • The Document Manager provides filters allowing for quick review of the completion status of documents and issues.
Streamlined Journal Entries
  • When you post an adjusting journal entry, any affected accounts or documents update immediately.
  • Working Papers lets you change a journal entry from any one type to another (e.g. proposed to normal) without having to recreate the entry.
Electronic File Archiving

Keep PDFs of individual documents or create an indexed PDF of the entire client file.

Imports

CaseWare® Working Papers lets you directly import account numbers, descriptions, balances and transaction details from accounting and trial balance packages and ASCII files. Our fast-and-accurate conversion routines allow you to move easily to Working Papers from other software. Our current list of imports appears below.

We often add new imports, so please check back from time to time to see the latest additions. Or, take advantage of our free MyCase E-Mail Information Service and we'll keep you up-to-date.

Step 1: Select the category of the software you wish to import (click here to view all imports):

Accounting Software Working Paper Software


Exports

CaseWare® Working Papers' exporting capability allows you to download directly to taxation software to complete the corporate tax return. As is the case with our accounting imports, we continually update the export formats.


We regularly add new exports, so please check back from time to time to see the latest additions. If you don't see the software you're looking for listed here, please send us a request. We add new exports based on the number of requests we receive.

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GoSystem Tax USA
UltraTax USA
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ProFile Canada
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Add-Ons

Extend the functionality of Working Papers with our specialized add-ons:


Audit
Streamline your audit engagements.


Financials
Produce smart, quality financial statements.


Connector
Connect Working Papers to Word or Excel.


Review
Streamline your review engagements.


SmartSync
Collaborate like never before.

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Success Stories

Below are the success stories for Working Papers. To view all stories, press the Open All button on the right hand side. Or press the title to see a particular story. Open All Close All
University of the Fraser Valley Enrolls CaseWare As Its Financial Reporting Solution

In the beautiful Fraser River Valley, just east of Vancouver, British Columbia, lies the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV), a fully accredited, public university enrolling approximately 15,000 each year. UFV is consistency ranked as one of the top universities in Canada by the Globe and Mail’s Canadian University Report.
In addition to its main campus, the University supports four satellite campuses throughout the region and has a growing presence in Chandigarh, India.

Historic City of Saint John Modernizes Its Financial Reporting With CaseWare

Saint John is the largest city in the province of New Brunswick, but it is even more notable as the oldest incorporated city in all of Canada. The city is home to 70,000 residents, with a nearly equal number in the surrounding metropolitan area. Its location on the Bay of Fundy at the mouth of the St. John River gives the city a rich maritime history. Today’s Saint John is also well-known for its research and technology sectors, its large arts and culture community, and broad tourism base.

CaseWare and F.H. Black & Company Drive Efficiency and Cost Savings for AutoCanada

AutoCanada Inc. owns and operates 31 car dealerships across Canada. The company has annual revenues in excess of $1 billion, 1,500 employees, and is the only company of its kind in the country that is publicly traded (TSE:ACQ). When AutoCanada needed a powerful, scalable, and trusted financial reporting solution, only one was seriously considered. CaseWare is AutoCanada’s solution of choice.

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Sunshine Coast Finds Bright Solution in CaseWare Working Papers

Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) is the regional government serving the residents of the Sunshine Coast, a picturesque area located along the southwest coast of mainland British Columbia. SCRD’s 250 employees provide the region’s 28,000 residents with a wide range of diverse services, from recreation to regional water.

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CaseWare Cuts One Month Off Greenville County’s Reporting Cycle

Located along the northern border of the state, Greenville is South Carolina’s largest county, with a population approaching 500,000. The county has seen tremendous growth over the last decade and is home to the North American headquarters of international companies such as Michelin and BMW.

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The Port of Houston Streamlines CAFR Reporting With CaseWare

The Port of Houston Authority (The Port) lies along the 52-mile-long Houston Ship Channel. It is the busiest port in the United States in terms of foreign tonnage, and houses the world’s second largest petrochemical complex.

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CaseWare Makes Fiscal Sense for IFG International

The IFG International Trust and Corporate Services Division is part of IFG Group Plc, a specialised financial services company listed on the London and Dublin Stock Exchanges. The firm’s 400+ professionals have a wide range of skills and are fully committed to their clients, with a distinct can-do approach.

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City of Fort Saskatchewan Speeds Reporting Tasks and Simplifies Audits With CaseWare

The City of Fort Saskatchewan is located 15 minutes northeast of Edmonton, Alberta and is home to 18,653 people who appreciate the natural beauty and wealth of both indoor and outdoor activities. The City of Fort Saskatchewan provides residents with a multitude of services and programs and receives its $45 million annual operating budget from various sources including property taxes, provincial and federal grants, and user fees.

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CaseWare Helps Keep Noone Casey On Top

Noone Casey is one of Dublin’s most talented, forward-thinking professional accounting firms, specialising in assisting technology and entertainment companies, including start-ups and those seeking venture capital funding. Because the majority of its clients are technologically savvy, Noone Casey has made it its mission to adopt proven, innovative products and practices that enable it to deliver the general and specialised services its clients demand.

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Russell Brennan Keane Places Its Trust in CaseWare

Russell Brennan Keane (RBK) is one of Ireland’s leading business advisory and accountancy firms. For more than 50 years, RBK has succeeded because of its commitment to, and relationships with, its clients. By providing high quality accountancy services, coupled with a deep understanding of modern, efficient business methods, the firm has helped its clients to remain competitive and successful.

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Peters Elworthy & Moore Finds True Value in CaseWare

The picturesque and thriving city of Cambridge is home to one of the leading accountancy firms in East Anglia, Peters Elworthy & Moore (PEM). With 14 partners and 140 staff, the firm’s size, experience and depth of expertise enable it to provide clients with a full range of accountancy, taxation and related services.

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SmartSync™ Helps Wipfli Increase Productivity

Since 1930, Wipfli LLP has been creating value and securing the future of its clients, their businesses, and the community at large. With unmatched breadth and depth of experience, over 800 Wipfli team members are trained to help individuals and businesses of all sizes streamline processes, improve performance, and leverage the right technology to stimulate financial growth.

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SmartSync™ Offers a New Level of Collaboration for Kiesling Associates, LLP

The mission of the accounting and business consulting firm of Kiesling Associates, LLP is to provide timely, quality services that exceed the expectations of its clients. The firm is succeeding in its mission; it continues to grow its client base and attract experienced professionals to work in its six offices across five states.

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City of Mobile Takes Control With CaseWare Working Papers and GAAP Financials

Mobile, Alabama was founded more than 300 years ago by the French and enjoys a rich and colorful history. Nearly 200,000 people live within its borders and 350,000 more live in the surrounding metropolitan area.

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CaseWare Working Papers and GAAP Financials Earn High Marks from the University of Lethbridge

The University of Lethbridge is a comprehensive university devoted to the education of students through undergraduate and graduate programs. Founded in 1967, its campuses in Alberta, Canada serve more than 8,000 students each year.

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City of Saskatoon Streamlines Reporting With CaseWare Working Papers and GAAP Financials

The city of Saskatoon is centrally located in the province of Saskatchewan, between the cities of Winnipeg and Edmonton and about 300 kilometers from the U.S. border. The city’s roughly 210,000 residents rely on the City of Saskatoon municipal organization for a myriad of civic services, including water, electricity, infrastructure maintenance, and parks and recreation.

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CaseWare is the Firm-Wide Solution for Meyers Norris Penny

Meyers Norris Penny LLP (MNP) is the seventh largest chartered accountancy and business advisory firm serving Canada’s mid-market enterprises. The firm has 75 offices from British Columbia to Ontario and more than 2,200 employees.

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World-Class Solution for Wipfli LLP

For over 75 years, Wipfli LLP has helped individuals and businesses streamline processes, improve performance, leverage the right technology, and increase financial success and growth. With over 800 professionals, located in 15 offices across Wisconsin and Minnesota, Wipfli serves thousands of clients across the United States.

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CaseWare Valued Partner Of Regional CPA Firm, Boulay Heutmaker

Boulay, Heutmaker, Zibell & Co. P.L.L.P. (BHZ) is one of the leading accounting and consulting firms in the Midwest. For more than 70 years, BHZ has offered its clients a full range of services, including traditional tax services, tax and business planning, as well as wealth management services.

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Kiesling Associates Places Its Trust In CaseWare

Many things have changed since Kiesling Associates, LLP opened its doors in 1952, but the regional accounting firm’s commitment to honesty, integrity,and reliable service to its clients remains steadfast. Specializing in the telecommunications and utility sectors, the firm has made a decision to invest in its technology infrastructure, adopting and utilizing business processes that are modern, efficient, and highly effective.

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CaseWare Supports Growth Of Frazier & Deeter, LLC

As one of the largest certified public accounting and advisory firms in the Southeast, Frazier & Deeter, LLC serves private companies and public corporations. Frazier & Deeter has always invested in its technology infrastructure, an investment that has proven to be a wise one for the company.

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