Accounting Common Data Model

Time consuming and tedious sorting and formatting of client data becomes a thing of the past with the Accounting CDM

What is the Accounting Common Data Model?

Co-developed by industry

Automation is easy when you know what to expect every time

The Accounting Common Data Model (CDM) provides a standard format for accounting data. Converting your client's data to the CDM structure with our Integration Engine means you see data in the same format, time after time. Users benefit from increased efficiency and can automate uploading data to analytics platforms regardless of the source system. The model is created by the market, is open-source and available via the link below.

Benefits of using the CDM:

Easier integrations

The Accounting CDM provides a standard view of data and is immediately compatible with Microsoft tools and major analytics products.

Support your data preparation

The Accounting CDM standardises data into a common format, regardless of source, giving you consistency in data preparation for every engagement.

Easier reconciliations

Viewing data in a common format means you can quickly compare, combine and check data to make reconciliation and completeness checking easier.

Tidy and clear historic client data

The Accounting CDM helps you compare like with like, such as this year's balances with last year's, without having to manipulate or prepare the datasets.

'How-To' video series

Hear from Engine B's Head of Audit and Ethics, Frank Hackett, as she explains how auditors can leverage the Accounting Common Data Model to carry out General Ledger to Trial Balance reconciliation.