NEPR Peer Review Operations System
New England Peer Review (NEPR) administers the AICPA Peer Review Program for accounting and/or auditing firms in Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont in accordance with the AICPA Peer Review Standards. The goal of this non-profit is to attain the highest level of quality and integrity in work product for accounting and auditing firms in the region. Run by a volunteer Executive Committee comprised of accounting industry leaders in all four states, who hire an Executive Director to lead this organization on their behalf. Firms in need of a peer review engage Reviewers to provide these services, who coordinate with NEPR to schedule and complete peer reviews.
The process of Peer Review is a detailed one that includes the detailed study of many documents for each firm examined. While New England Peer Review had developed a rigorous and structured manner to ensure the efficiency of this process, it was one that required the printing and archiving of many documents in order to ensure standards were met. The leadership of NEPR sought to take their workflow process online and move to a near-paperless process for all Peer Reviews.
Having developed their public website in Drupal 6, they were familiar with all that the CMS platform offered and were encouraged to take their workflow online to move the organization into a more efficient and green process.