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GARS Governmental Accounting Research System

October 17, 2019

A searchable database of all U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and related literature for state and local governments, including original GASB Statements, Concept Statements, Technical Bulletins, and Interpretations, with NCGA pronouncements, and selected AICPA materials; a Codification that organizes currently effective accounting and reporting standards for state and local governments in to four parts: General Principles, Financial Reporting, Specific Balance Sheet and Operating Statement Items, and Stand-alone Reporting—Specialized Units and Activities; a Comprehensive Implementation Guide, and a Topical Index. (Source American Accounting Association web page)

Special Note: This resource is available only to UNC Kenan-Flagler Master of Accountancy students.  Please contact Professor Tanja Snively or the Kenan-Flagler Librarian David Ernsthausen for the user name and password.

UNC Kenan-Flagler MAC users only

FASB Accounting Standards Codification

October 17, 2019

A searchable database with useful tools for research and resources, made available for free to students and faculty. The database and research system was developed by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and pulls together many of the authoritative resources about accounting standards into a single, searchable system. It includes all level “A through D” GAAP issued by a standard setter, Pronouncements issued by the FASB (Financial Accounting Standards Board), the EITF (Emerging Issues Task Force), the Accounting Standards Executive Committee (AcSEC), the Accounting Principles Board, and relevant portions of authoritative content issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and selected SEC staff interpretations and administrative guidance.(Source American Accounting Association web page)

Special Note: This resource is only available to UNC Kenan-Flagler Master of Accountancy students. Please contact Professor Tanja Snively or the Kenan-Flagler Librarian David Ernsthausen for the user name and password.

UNC Kenan-Flagler MAC users only

Accounting, Tax & Banking Collection

May 1, 2017

Includes more than 1,200 national and international sources of information on accounting, taxes and taxation, the financial services industry, banking trends, products, companies, issues and operations. Sources include academic / peer-reviewed journals, trade journals, industry reports, conference proceedings, and dissertations.

UNC-CH users only

Audit Analytics

May 1, 2017

Detailed audit information on over 1,200 accounting firms and 15,000 publicly registered companies. Determine who is auditing whom and how much they are paying for what services. You may create targeted reports by auditor, fees, location, industry, client revenue, market capital, changes in auditors, and much more. Coverage in most of the modules is for the years 2000 to the present.

Audit Analytics is accessed through a Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) account.

Special Note: WRDS accounts will only be generated for current faculty, currently enrolled students (Ph.D., masters, and undergraduate), and selected current staff of UNC-Chapel Hill.

To fill out an on-line account request form go to and click on the “Register” tab in the upper right portion of the screen.

UNC-CH users with additional password

VitalLaw (formerly CCH IntelliConnect)

May 1, 2017

Federal, State and some International Tax information The Federal service includes the Standrd Federal Tax Reporter; the Federal Estate/Gift Tax Reporter; the Federal Excise Tax Reporter; the current Internal Revenue Code; cases and rulings as well as IRS publications. The State file contains all State Tax Reporters as well as State Tax Laws. Other files cover International taxation. Federal Tax Day and State Tax Day are included in the News section.

UNC-CH users only

RIA Checkpoint (Kenan-Flagler Only)

April 28, 2017

Please note that RIA Checkpoint does not work with UNC-CH’s “EDUROAM” wireless network at this time please use one of the other available wireless networks.

Searchable Full-Text of a variety of publications relating to United States federal, individual state, and international tax issues. Also includes searchable Full text of SEC and GAAP Compliance rules, procedures, and International Accounting standards.

Click HERE to create a personal account that allows you to personalize the initial Checkpoint page.

Special Note: please select UNIVOFNORTHCAROLINA as the account when prompted

Special Note: you must use a email address when registering.

UNC-CH users only