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Sarbanes-Oxley Readiness with Microsoft Dynamics NAV
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section 302  release to the public. Section 302 This section stipulates that the principle officer (CEO, CFO, financial officer) certify in each annual or quarterly report filed that they have personally reviewed the data contained within the report and that they are confident in the accuracy and validity of the data, data compellation procedure and analysis process. Section 302 is an indication of the changes many organizations will have to make. In order for the report certification required by this section to be

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