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Click the Register Now button and complete the online registration. Your request will be processed in accordance with KPMG’s independence compliance policies and you will receive an e-mail notification with login instructions when your Trial has been approved and activated.

What software is needed to access KPMG's Accounting Research Online?

Accounting Research Online is a web-based application designed to operate from your browser with Windows Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari or Chrome. No specific software installation is required.

Who can subscribe to KPMG's Accounting Research Online?

Employees of other accounting and auditing services firms are not eligible to subscribe to KPMG's Accounting Research Online. To subscribe you must meet the following criteria:

        -   Be at least eighteen (18) years of age

        -   Provide a valid business e-mail address

        -   Be authorized to accept the terms and conditions of the Subscriber Agreement.

Can I bypass the FREE trial process and purchase a subscription to KPMG’s Accounting Research Online?

Yes. Click Register Now and complete the online registration. Your request will be processed in accordance with KPMG’s independence compliance policies and you will receive an e-mail notification with login instructions when your subscription has been approved and activated.

Will I be notified when my trial or subscription to KPMG’s Accounting Research Online is due to expire?

Yes. When you login to Accounting Research Online you will be prompted to convert your trial to a subscription, and within 60 days of the end of an annual subscription you will be prompted to renew. There is no obligation to subscribe if you register for the free trial.

Do I have immediate access to KPMG’s Accounting Research Online upon registering for a trial or purchasing a subscription?

No. Prior to us providing a trial or subscription to KPMG’s Accounting Research Online, KPMG’s policies require us to determine if independence is required with respect to the subscriber or potential subscriber and, if so, satisfy ourselves that the trial or subscription to KPMG’s Accounting Research Online does not impair independence with respect to a KPMG audit client. Prior to accepting any trial or subscription, for any entity, we must determine whether the prospective trial or subscription is for a KPMG SEC audit client. A KPMG SEC audit client includes situations in which 1) any KPMG firm audits the SEC registrant or 2) any KPMG firm audits an affiliate of an SEC registrant, even though a KPMG firm does not audit the SEC registrant.

Once conclusive documentation has been obtained whether the prospective trial or subscription is for a KPMG SEC audit client:

1.     Any trial or subscription for a KPMG SEC audit client or an affiliate of a KPMG SEC audit client must be pre-approved by the KPMG lead engagement partner.

2.     Approval of the trial or subscription to SEC registrant audit clients of KPMG or their controlled affiliates will not be provided by the KPMG lead engagement partner until he/she has obtained pre-approval by the trial or subscriber’s Audit Committee.

3.     Audit Committee pre-approval is not required if

        - KPMG is not the principal auditor of the SEC registrant; or

        - The trial or subscription will be delivered to a non-controlled affiliate of the SEC registrant audit client.

How much does an annual subscription cost?

The cost of a subscription to KPMG’s Accounting Research Online varies based on the content selected and the number of permitted concurrent users. See pricing page for additional information.

How will I be billed?

When the subscription is confirmed an invoice will be mailed to the address you provide. Invoices are due upon receipt.

What is a concurrent user ?

Concurrent users represent the maximum number of registered users authorized to access Accounting Research Online simultaneously. For example, you could purchase two concurrent user licenses and register five (5) people, so that any two (2) of the users could access the system at the same time.

How do I make changes to my account or register additional users?

Click the Manage Account link to change your personal information. If an entity has more than one registered user, there is always a designated Account Manager indicated on the Manage Account screen. Contact the Account Manager to request additional changes.

Are there any special requirements to create a password?

Passwords must be mixed case (lower and upper case), alphanumeric, and must be at least 8 characters.

Forgotten password / Password reset

Click the Login button and then select the link ‘Forgot your Password? Click here to reset it.’ Follow the security prompts to reset your password. If you do not have security questions associated with your account, contact Accounting Research Online customer support to have your password reset.

If I decide to cancel my subscription, am I entitled to a refund?

No. The license fee is non-refundable.

 

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