Audit Analytics versions

The database Contains information on the accounting and financial institutions in the United States of America. The database is used by:

* 18 of the top 20 public accounting firms
* 4 of the top 5 Errors And Omissions insurers
* Over 200 universities
* 7 regulatory bodies.

Audit Analytics covers over 20,000 public companies and more than 1,500 accounting firms from filings at the Security and Exchange Commission. Two versions may be used of the Audit Analytics database: the version availabe through the IVES Group company website and (if you have access to it) the version available through the WRDS portal.

The main advantage of the WRDS version is, that it is easy to download data for many years in one go, using the easy 4 steps that are virtually exactly the same for each database that can be used through WRDS. You may need to study the Audit Analytics manual (= Data dictionary excel file) carefully to find out which data items are available in which part-databases.

The IVES website version, however, is more intuitive and allows for easy switching between the separate parts and clicking on to specific sections for more data. Also, it offers many links to the SEC database Edgar with its public SEC Filings (the full historical Edgar is available through LexisNexis).


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