Category: Compliance

A 2021 Guide to the Key Areas of Focus for SOX Compliance

As we head into the home stretch for this year’s SOX programs, we thought it would be helpful to highlight some key areas of focus by auditors that deserve particular attention this year. No year is ever the same: From d…

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5 Ways to Improve Your Internal Audit Function

Is there room for improvement in your IT and business processes? Are your internal controls effective? Are you effectively meeting your compliance obligations? These are some of the top-of-mind questions for an internal au…

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The Challenges and Benefits of Developing a Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Program

Without a doubt one of the most major milestones in a company’s growth journey is going public. That ringing of the opening bell (either literally or figuratively) for your IPO leads to another milestone the company will…

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5 SOX Compliance Tips for Early Stage Startups

Sarbanes-Oxley compliance has come an incredibly long way since the corporate governance law was passed nearly two decades ago. That doesn’t mean startups are in a hurry to become SOX compliant. Still, for a high-growth …

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Key Internal Accounting Controls

What are some of the main purposes of strengthening a company’s internal controls over financial reporting? One is to set up a defense to minimize the risk of a material misstatement to the financial statements. Another …

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What Is Corporate Governance in Finance?

Is it time to bring order to your fast-moving, fast-growing company’s corporate governance? Could a strategic change in the near future open up the business to more scrutiny and questions about how you operate? With the …

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What Is an Accounting Consulting Firm?

Depending on the skills breadth of their consultants, accounting consulting firms can offer a wide range of services, to a wide range of companies (across industries and company sizes), or they may have a narrower niche or…

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It’s 10-K Filing Season – Are You Aware of All the New SEC Disclosure Requirements?

Before anyone gets excited and tries to pack away 2020 for good, there’s a bit of looking back left to do for public companies, as 10-K reporting becomes due. The forthcoming filing requirements have a twist this year: T…

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Closing the Books on 2020: What Areas of Your Finance and Accounting Need Special Attention?

By RoseRyan 2020 has been a craptastic year for most people in some way. Many companies were significantly adversely impacted by the economic fallout due to COVID-19, and yet others saw their business go through unpreceden…

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PPP Loans: Getting Through the Chaos of the Pandemic-Lending Program for Small Businesses

One thing is for sure with the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP): It’s been chaotic. The banks were overwhelmed with applications for the first round of $349 billion. A lack of clear information about the process and req…

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