Through AdvanceCPA, firms across the country can use the McGladrey Audit Performance System (MAPS) – the same methodology developed and used by McGladrey LLP. In addition to workpaper templates and guidance for audits, reviews, compilations and other attest services, we support the use of MAPS with a dedicated help desk and a full catalog of CPE offerings.

Audit and assurance

You can implement MAPS, the methodology designed by CPAs for CPAs, which is tailored to a number of different industries.  Resources include workpaper templates, guidance manuals and toolkits.  Our workpaper templates simplify documentation and allow engagement teams to focus on the risks, not on the forms.

Our core auditing, reporting and accounting guidance is supplemented by the following industry-specific manuals:

  • Employee benefit plans
  • Financial institutions
  • Financial services - investments
  • Financial services - regulatory
  • Government
  • Health care
  • Nonprofit
  • Real estate
  • Securities and Exchange Commission

Technology support

Members have unlimited access to our help desk support team who can assist with questions or issues related to MAPS.

PGP technology tools

Information security is currently one of the most critical topics and initiatives in our industry. Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) has become a front-runner in the data encryption arena. It is one of the few applications that offer a server-managed solution whereby data can be unencrypted even when the pass-phrase is unavailable or forgotten. AdvanceCPA subscribers receive discounts on a variety of tools to benefit their firm's growth.

Support your team's professional development with our CPE programs, which include webcasts on auditing, accounting and current topics along with audit level training offered each year across the country.

The AdvanceCPA LearningLinks website helps manage your career development by identifying available courses, planning and tracking your learning for the year and monitoring your CPE credit. There are over 400 hours of courses to choose from, ranging from compliance topics to emerging issues in the industry.

AdvanceCPA offers various webcasts every week on a wide variety of topics. All of our CPE meets National Associaton of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) standards.

How can we help you?

To discuss how our team can help your business, contact us by phone 800.537.7178 or