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LIVE Virtual Training - Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 Master Class

26-28 Jul 2022
10 AM CT - 1:30 PM CT , United States of America

Why You Should Attend

LIVE Virtual Training - Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 Master Class

Most companies have had their SOX programs in place for a few years. Some may have become complacent, not realizing that these programs are not as efficient as they could be. This course will focus on how to ensure your program is efficient. Are you testing the right controls – the ones essential to preventing or detecting a material misstatement? Are you testing too much? Does your company make the best use of technology to assess the adequacy of controls over financial reporting? Are your total compliance costs too high? SOX leaders who have attended the course have reported success: for example, one who came in 2012 said she has already cut 17% of the total cost out of her company’s program.

This is not a basic course in SOX. It is designed for advanced SOX practitioners and leaders who are open to sharing their experiences with similarly experienced practitioners, and hearing how the program leader – an acknowledged thought leader in this area – has built world-class SOX programs and saved his employers millions of dollars of expense.

After attending this course, you will leave with a solid understanding of how to apply top-down, risk-based principles in defining the scope of work for your SOX assessment. You will also return with information on how you can apply technology to both make your assessment process more efficient and more effective.

This trainer-led, live virtual session will be offered in a 3x3 format (3 hours of e-learning over 3 days [two 90-minute sessions/per day] for a total of 9 hours.

Key Topics

  • Planning the assessment and testing of key controls
  • PCAOB Auditing Standard Number 5 and the SEC’s guidance
  • Use of a framework for internal control: COSO’s Integrated Framework – Internal Control
  • Explore the benefit of GAIT Methodology for identifying the 'right' IT general controls to include in scope
  • Discuss how technology can improve not only the efficiency of the SOX program but also the level of assurance obtained
  • Previous Attendees Include

    Babcock & Wilcox
    First Merit
    Guardian Life
    Murphy Oil
    Novo Nordisk
    Rogers Communicaitons
    SVB Financial
    Tribune Company
    Whole Foods

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    Practical Insights From

    Norman Marks
    Evangelist for “better run business”
    Norman was the chief audit executive of major global corporations for twenty years and is a globally – recognized thought leader in the professions of internal auditing and risk management. In addition, he has served as chief risk officer, compliance officer and ethics officer, and management what would now be called the IT governance function (information security, contingency planning, methodologies, standards, etc.) He ran the Sarbanes – Oxley Section 404 (SOX) programs and investigation units at several companies. He is the author of the Institute of Internal Auditors’ “Minimize Costs & Increase the Value of Your Sarbanes – Oxley 404 Program” (previously published as “Sarbanes – Oxlet Section 404: A Guide for Management by Internal Control Practitioners”), which has been described as “the best Sarbanes – Oxley 404 guide out there for management”

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    Voice of Our Customers
    • Excellent knowledge and ability to share relevant information. – XL Group
    • Examples of issues in Norman’s past experience were helpful to understanding the content. – CME Group
    • Handouts and book can and will be used as a reference guide. – Agrium
    • After hearing different feedback from attendees I feel very confident about applying the course techniques. – Boston Mutual
    • Good material that provided a challenging environment. – USAA
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