We’ve been working with a financial application that does account reconciliation for several years now. The financial software we test conforms to SAS70 (Statement on Auditing Standards No. 70), so all of the data and workflows are designed according SAS70. Although we aren’t accountants, certainly testing this type of software needs a more careful eye than ordinary UI testing, so I thought I’d share some of the best practices developed by our team over the last few years.
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This blog discusses some of the issues in testing accounting software and in particular when validating and verifying International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), set by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). In a nutshell, IFRS is concerned with the preparation of financial statements. While GAAP ensures ....
As an accountant, CPA, and Quality Assurance Analyst, Jan Lundeen has done, reviewed, and tested many reconciliations during her career. She shares a few real-life examples from an accountant's point of view on account reconciliation and financial software testing.
The philosopher Seneca said, “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” And I think that’s what happened when I founded XBOSoft in 2006 in China.I have a habit of questioning how things are done, and love coming up with solutions. And I seek out software testers with a similar mindset.
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The complexity of account reconciliation software places special demands on the testers of account reconciliation software.The primary challenge: There are two types of accounts to be reconciled, each with its own unique characteristics.
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Cognitive biases such as inattentional blindness and anchoring can cause testers to make missteps during the testing process that can have disastrous effects.