Workpapers workflow for audit-based engagements

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The Workpapers service enables you to create audit-based engagements that multiple staff can work on in the office as well as at the client's office.

The following workflow describes processes and tasks that you can perform within the Workpapers Dashboard in preparation for working at the client's office, and tasks to be completed after you return the updated workpapers from the field. 

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Yes
Yes
Client provides data
Client provides data
Create binder
Create binder
Do you use SMART Practice Aids?
Do you use SMART Practice Aids?
Add and
link
SMART
Practice Aids
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Add workpapers using one or more of the following methods
Add workpapers using one or more of the following methods
No
No
Use the Add Workpaper wizard to insert various types of workpapers
Use the Add Workpaper wizard to insert various types of workpapers
Launch and insert PPC Checkpoint Tools documents via the Add Workpaper wizard
Launch and insert PPC Checkpoint Tools documents via the Add Workpaper wizard
Add and append scanned objects into the binder
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Drag and drop workpapers into the binder
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Use the Workpapers Print Driver to add Microsoft Word and Excel workpapers
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Use the File Exchange portlet to add workpapers to the binder
Use the File Exchange portlet to add workpapers to the binder
Are you creating
financial
statements?
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Use the WorkpapersCS ribbon in MS Excel or Word to perform the following tasks.
  • Insert tickmarks
  • Add links to existing workpapers in the engagement binder
  • Add links to amount formulas in the trial balance
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Add custom MS Excel workpapers
Add custom MS Excel workpapers
Prepare static reports and financial statements
Prepare static reports and financial statements
Yes
Yes
Do you need to
perform audit
tasks in the
field?
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No
No
Yes
Yes
Prepare
client
data for
work in
the field
[Not supported by viewer]
Sign off on workpapers
Sign off on workpapers
Protect workpapers
Protect workpapers
Add notes
Add notes
Finalize Binder
Finalize Binder
No
No
Do you need to Roll
Forward an
engagement that
contains SMART
Practice Aids?
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Roll Forward
with SMART
Practice
Aids
[Not supported by viewer]
Yes
Yes
Roll Forward
Roll Forward
No
No

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