Thomson Reuters Introduces Accounting Industry First

NEW YORK, May 5, 2011 — Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information and innovative technology for businesses and professionals, now offers an industry first -- bundled subscription packages to manage accountants’ certification requirements. The packages provide small- and medium-sized accounting firms and sole practitioners a full-range of Checkpoint Learning course formats, including tools to automatically track certification requirements from 100 regulators.

“CPAs face changes in requirements for Continuing Professional Education (CPE),” said Ken Koskay, vice president of Learning Products, Thomson Reuters. “About a dozen states have made significant changes to their CPE regulations in 2010, with several states expected to introduce more of their own legislation later this year. Also, bundled subscriptions are more cost-effective than choosing one course at a time or using multiple vendors.”

These new course packages ease the burdens of CPE compliance and provide maximum flexibility in training scenarios for accounting, tax, and finance professionals. They can select from three new options: the Compliance CPE Package, the Professional CPE Package, and the Premier CPE Package.

The Premier CPE Package is the first in the industry to incorporate online courses and tools with live seminars and conferences into bundled subscriptions. Highlights of the Premier CPE Package include:

  • All delivery formats: online and downloadable self-study courses with audio, video, and interactive exercises; print-based self-study courses with instant online grading; Webinars; and discounts on Gear Up and AuditWatch branded instructor-led seminars and conferences
  • Automatic CPE compliance tracking and monitoring for all 50 states with e-alerts, so each professional always knows which CPE they have completed, what requirements remain to be met, and when they are due
  • Integration between courses and certification management software for easy workflow of the certification process. Additional integration with Thomson Reuters award-winning Checkpoint research platform and the ONESOURCE platform

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