Glossary of Terms

Glossary is usually defined as an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge. This knowledge base glossary provides a collection of knowledge base documents that define many technical terms. These terms are arranged alphabetically, but you can quickly jump to a specific term by selecting its first letter from the index of the knowledge base glossary below.

AIFRS
Acronym for Australian Equivalent International Financial Reporting Statements / Standards
ASCII
ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) files are usually ’txt’ or ’csv’ formats which are exported from a non-supported CaseWare accounting package.
Asset Accountant
A fixed asset register.
Audit System
Template used with CaseWare Working Papers to prepare an Audit engagement file in compliance with the ASAs.
Audit System NZ
Template used with CaseWare Working Papers to prepare an Audit engagement file in compliance with the IS (NZ)s.
Audit System SMSF
Industry specific template used with CaseWare Working Papers, to prepare self-managed super fund (SMSF) audits.
CaseView
The advanced report writer included with CaseWare Working Papers and CaseWare Time.
CaseWare
Canadian software developer of CaseWare Working Papers, CaseWare Scenarios, CaseWare Time and various templates to work with CaseWare Working Papers.
CaseWare Tracker
A CaseWare engagement file manager.
Check Out
The process of copying selected documents from an engagement file to your hard drive and controlling the network (Master) instance.
Client File
Refer to Engagement File.
Connector
CaseWare add-on module that allows CaseWare Working Papers data to be linked to Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel files. Requires Microsoft Office 2007 or above.
DARTs
Detailed Audit Response Tables (DARTs) have a dynamic link to the FSA worksheet and 40-116 Specific / Performance materiality.
Data Store
The CaseWare Data Store Administration Tool is a component separate from Working Papers. It is intended for use by an administrator with a fairly high level of IT experience. The Data Store should be used to setup security for all CaseWare engagement files at the firm level.
Document Library
A firm can place documents in CaseWare Working Papers file and specify that files location as a document library. Users can easily add documents from the document library into the document manager of an engagement file.
Edit Mode
In the AIFRS Template and the Management Reporting template, Edit Mode allows the user to access some of the advanced features of CaseView whilst maintaining a clean interface and usability. Edit Mode allows the user to make formatting, style and content changes to the statements being prepared.
Engagement File
A CaseWare Working Papers file created for each engagement.
Financial Statement Options
Compulsory checklist the user must run through prior to preparing financial statements.
FinancialsIFRS
Template used with CaseWare Working Papers to prepare Financial Statements
Firm-Customised Template
A template (CaseWare file distributed by CaseWare Australia and New Zealand) that a firm administrator has customized, repackaged and installed for all users. Examples include a firm-customized Audit or Financials IFRS template. This is an optional process.
FSA
The Financial Statement Areas (FSA) worksheet is the main planning document for an engagement, which contains a detailed listing of the material financial statement areas, with a reference to the associated work program.
Knowledge Library
Allows users to insert objects from a library into a CaseView Document. See also Document Library and CaseWare Working Papers Help.
Lock Down
The process of Locking down the engagement file to prevent any further work being performed.
Map Number
Internal chart of Accounts
Master Engagement File
An engagement file that a firm administrator or user has created to base other engagement files on. Examples could include Master Engagement Files for Large Companies, Small Companies, Clubs, SMSFs. This is an optional process.
QuickBooks Export Utility
In QuickBooks 2008 version, there was a complete restructure of the database, consequently making the direct import into CaseWare Working Papers not work. In response, CaseWare have developed the QuickBooks Export Utility in order to extract data from QuickBooks.
Repository
The CaseWare Repository is a feature added to the software in 2011, which works as a location for storage, or preservation of CaseView scripts. The Repository is currently being used in the Audit System template to reduce the need to have scripts in every CaseView document - Rather have the same script feeding into the appropriate CaseView document via the Repository.
Sign Out
The process of copying an engagement file to your hard drive and controlling the network instance.
SmartSync
SmartSync (A specific Working Papers version) is a file synchronization system that can support several people working on a single Working Papers client file, simultaneously. SmartSync enables a team to work independently while providing each member with instant updates on work completed by other members. Each member is a part of a tree hierarchy and connected to each other through a shared copy of the client file. From this shared copy each user can create their own copy of the client file and work independently of others. SmartSync automatically sends updates to the shared copy as you work.
SmartSync Server
SmartSync Server provides a new way to use SmartSync in your organisation. It maintains your files in a central location on your network, enabling you to securely access your files from anywhere, anytime without the need for VPN.
Template
A CaseWare file distributed by CaseWare Australia and New Zealand used to base new engagement files on. CaseWare Working Papers Templates available include: Audit System, Financials, Management Reporting and Disclosure Checklist.
Working Papers
CaseWare Working Papers is designed to automate the entire working paper file quickly and efficiently. With Working Papers, you can easily add account properties, such as leadsheet groupings, and analytically review classifications. Working Papers accommodates journal entries of any description or type so you can automatically create different reports and working papers. For simple write-up clients and you can directly enter all types of transactions. For more complex work, full consolidation, foreign currency translations, and fund accounting features are available. As data is entered, all working papers are instantly updated making Working Papers a comprehensive "real-time" working paper system.
XBRL
XBRL is a language for the electronic communication of business and financial data which is revolutionizing business reporting around the world. It provides major benefits in the preparation, analysis and communication of business information. It offers cost savings, greater efficiency and improved accuracy and reliability to all those involved in supplying or using financial data. XBRL stands for extensible Business Reporting Language. It is one of a family of "XML" languages which is becoming a standard means of communicating information between businesses and on the internet. XBRL is being developed by an international non-profit consortium of approximately 450 major companies, organizations and government agencies. It is an open standard, free of licence fees. It is already being put to practical use in a number of countries and implementations of XBRL are growing rapidly around the world. CaseWare International is a member of XBRL International. CaseWare Australia and New Zealand is a member of XBRL Australia For more information, please visit the following websites. XBRL International http://www.xbrl.org/ XBRL Australia http://www.xbrl.org/au/