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Segregation of Duties and Its Role in Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Issues
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) requires publicly traded firms to demonstrate that their accounting and reporting practices are in compliance with regulatory

sarbanes oxley audit  and Its Role in Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Issues In the aftermath of some highly publicized cases of corporate fraud, the US government announced legislation designed to implement compliance and financial-reporting standards. The most notable of these laws is the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) of 2002. The primary goal of SOX is to enforce a higher level of transparency into organizations' business processes, financial transactions, and accounting methods, to ensure that known and accepted accounting

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Attributes of Sarbanes-Oxley Tool Sets Part Two: Information and Communication, Monitoring, and Startup Tips


An earlier article, Audit Considerations for Enterprise Software Implementations, included a brief discussion of the use of computer-based tool sets and repositories to facilitate compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX). Here we examine this issue in more detail. Of particular interest are the key characteristics that you should look for when selecting such tool sets. Read on to see how these tool sets can assist your company in meeting the new audit challenges facing corporate America.

sarbanes oxley audit  of Sarbanes-Oxley Tool Sets Part Two: Information and Communication, Monitoring, and Startup Tips Introduction The Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) placed new requirements on American companies to ensure the integrity, reliability, and accuracy of financial reporting and corporate disclosures. While you could do this on your own or manually, why reinvent the audit controls wheel? Automated tool sets and repositories to facilitate SOX compliance are available in ample numbers. But like any piece of Read More

Joining the Sarbanes-Oxley Bandwagon; Meeting the Needs of Small and Medium Businesses


To meet tough government compliance, more vendors are offering compliance solutions. CODA's collaborative task modeling tool takes an enterprise's best practices model, audits business processes, automates data collection, and creates a secure collaborative space to offer checks and balances to simplify compliance monitoring.

sarbanes oxley audit  the Sarbanes-Oxley Bandwagon; Meeting the Needs of Small and Medium Businesses Introduction The need for solutions that can meet compliance regulations has grown. In 2004, finance executives around the world became increasingly sensitive to the need to improve reporting in relation to their corporate governance and regulatory compliance obligations. CODA Group , a United Kingdom-based finance management system specialist responded by launching CODA-Control , a task modeling tool (engine), which Read More

Important Sarbanes-Oxley Act Mandates and What They Mean for Supply Chain Management


Two sections of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) have major implications for supply chain management. Yet enterprises can meet the challenges created by SOX more easily by using software tools developed to simplify the processes for compliance with this law.

sarbanes oxley audit  Sarbanes-Oxley Act Mandates and What They Mean for Supply Chain Management SCM-related Mandates: Sections 404 and 401 More and more, enterprises are realizing the importance of adopting a holistic approach to their businesses from top down, and are beginning to harness an emerging strategic software category— governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC). To this end, their attention so far has been greatly focused on ensuring compliance with the US Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX). Chief financial Read More

Thou Shalt Comply (and More), or Else: Looking at Sarbanes-Oxley


Compliance with the US Sarbanes-Oxley Act (and a slew of other regulations) is crucial for all businesses, as failure to comply with the law’s strict standards and policies can spell disaster for executives and upper management of any enterprise.

sarbanes oxley audit  or Else: Looking at Sarbanes-Oxley Originally Published - February 21, 2007 Most enterprises have to compete globally and thus adhere to largely nonnegotiable legal and regulatory requirements in almost every region or vertical sector they are targeting. Thus, regulatory compliance and the management of a multiplicity of prospective risks have lately pervaded the minds of most executives and upper managers. Indeed, no single chief executive officer (CEO) would—with a sound mind—like to be apprehended Read More

Privileged User Monitoring for SOX Compliance


Many companies face the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance challenge of monitoring all the data activity of their most privileged users. Those challenges include tracking access to sensitive financial data, reporting on controls, and responding to problems. Learn about a database auditing and protection solution that can help capture targeted activities, without impacting the performance of production databases and software.

sarbanes oxley audit  Many companies face the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance challenge of monitoring all the data activity of their most privileged users. Those challenges include tracking access to sensitive financial data, reporting on controls, and responding to problems. Learn about a database auditing and protection solution that can help capture targeted activities, without impacting the performance of production databases and software. Read More

Preventsys Automated Reporting Solutions


Using aggregated dashboard views and establishing metrics can help IT audit and governance professionals and IT security professionals implement policies that keep secure networks operational. Such tools can distill information to its essence, offer decision support, allow problems to be identified and isolated faster, and permit greater accountability. Ultimately, they allow more efficient and cost effective processes.

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SOX and IT


In general, the US Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) requires publicly traded companies to be financially accountable. SOX compliance requires cooperation among many business units—particularly IT, as IT supports SOX compliance by securing and protecting financial data on the network. IT is also required to consistently document this effort. In fact, without IT support, a corporation simply cannot be SOX-compliant.

sarbanes oxley audit  In general, the US Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) requires publicly traded companies to be financially accountable. SOX compliance requires cooperation among many business units—particularly IT, as IT supports SOX compliance by securing and protecting financial data on the network. IT is also required to consistently document this effort. In fact, without IT support, a corporation simply cannot be SOX-compliant. Read More

7 Essential Steps to Security Risk Reduction


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sarbanes oxley audit  systems as required by Sarbanes- Oxley. While health care organizations will need to pay special attention to clinical and administrative systems that contain private medical information in order to stay in compliance with the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act. The regulations organizations need to contend with are growing in number and complexity ' FISMA, the European Directive, California SB 1386, and the Payment Card Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) ' but the process and requirement Read More

Implications and Attitudes As the Andersen's Split under the ICC Ruling: Consulting To Go for a Name Change


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Whatever your reasons for needing to capture a complete audit trail for all database activity, you want to make sure your system allows you to support three accepted approaches. This three-way auditing ability can provide auditing for all activity in your database, including monitoring, reporting, and alerting on all critical data activity across your company. Learn more about these approaches, and their many benefits.

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Optimizing Sales Tax Exemption Management Strategy


Acquiring, validating, and managing sales tax and use tax exemption certificates can be challenging. However, the appropriate exemption certificate management (ECM) strategy can help avoid sales tax audit risk while lowering audit assessments and penalties. Learn how to find the right solution for your organization.

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Configuration Audit and Control for Virtualized Environments


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