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Comparing U.S. Sarbanes-Oxley with C-SOX (Bill 198) and J-SOX (FIE)

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Mon, Sep 11, 2017 @ 07:50 AM

As a result of the infamous Enron and WorldCom scandals, the U.S. reacted with strict guidelines to re-establish confidence in the financial market. Commonly referred to as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, or “SOX,” the Public Company Accounting Reform and Investor Protection Act of 2002 was implemented to protect shareholders and the general public from fraud and general accounting errors. SOX has come to be considered part of the total fabric driving reliable financial reporting, impacted by securities laws and regulatory oversight, exchange listing requirements, accepted accounting principles, effective auditing standards, accounting firm oversight, effective standards for audit committees of boards, and independence requirements for directors and auditors, among other things.

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Topics: Sarbanes-Oxley, internal controls, PCAOB

Do You Understand the Costs and Benefits of Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance?

Posted by Lark Scheierman on Fri, Jul 01, 2016 @ 11:36 AM

Sarbanes-Oxley compliance once was thought to be a relatively static, predictable process that organizations could rely on to be routine and, for the most part, static. Yet market and regulatory changes continue to make this a more dynamic process, with costs and hours continuing to rise for many organizations. The good news is that more organizations are recognizing the benefits of their compliance efforts through improved internal control structure and business processes.

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Topics: Sarbanes-Oxley, compliance, SOX, PCAOB

COSO Integrated Control Framework: Do the Changes Really Matter?

Posted by Sharise Cruz on Mon, May 06, 2013 @ 10:00 AM

In January 2013, the updated version of the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) Integrated Internal Control Framework (Framework) went into effect (http://www.ic.coso.org). If you’re wondering what this model is, you probably work for a privately held corporation or a non-profit, or are very new to internal audit.

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Topics: Sarbanes-Oxley, Ann Butera, Hot Issues, compliance, COSO, internal controls, risk assessment, entity-level control

Current Events and Headlines in Auditing and Risk Management: March 18-22

Posted by Sharise Cruz on Thu, Mar 21, 2013 @ 12:25 PM

Sen. Levin "London Whale" Report to Put Pressure on Volker Rule Writers

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Topics: Sarbanes-Oxley, laws & regulations, SOX, risk, news, disaster recovery, cloud computing, governance

Current Events and Headlines in Auditing and Risk Management: March 11-15

Posted by Sharise Cruz on Tue, Mar 12, 2013 @ 02:58 PM
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Topics: Sarbanes-Oxley, resources, internal audit, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, SOX, audit, news, risk management

Protiviti publishes new “Guide to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act: IT Risks and Controls”

Posted by Dave Goff on Wed, Jan 02, 2013 @ 04:47 AM

Protiviti has published the second edition of its popular booklet, Guide to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act: IT Risks and Controls.

This publication is the definitive resource guide on IT risks and control issues related to compliance with SOX Section 404. This is a 45 page booklet covering an array of SOX-related topics in a questions and answers format.

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Topics: enterprise risk management, Sarbanes-Oxley, audit team, IT audit, COSO Framework, COSO, SOX, Data Integrity Risk, IT strategy, methodology, Application-Level Controls

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