Category: Sarbanes–Oxley

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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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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8 Lessons Learned from the 2019 Sarbanes-Oxley Season to Apply This Year

Now that the dust is settling on the 2019 financial reporting cycle, it is a great time to evaluate what went well and what you would change going forward in your Sarbanes-Oxley program. We surveyed our consultants and fou…

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Improving Your Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Program: Make 2020 the Year

Complying with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act is always a complex and evolving process. It doesn’t matter whether your company has issued audited financial statements and management’s attestation of internal control effectiven…

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Sarbanes-Oxley Success: The Missing Piece Could Be Effective Communication

What you really don’t want in the midst of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance is any kind of sudden surprise. Getting caught off-guard in the middle of a compliance effort can slow things down considerably and create rifts within…

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6 Ways to Improve Your Life Sciences Company’s Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance This Year

At every point along the business lifecycle, life sciences companies are on the fast track. They’re chasing after a new discovery or a new method of treatment, or actively anticipating approval to commercialize their lat…

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SOX is ever-evolving: 5 ways to shore up your controls program

Talk about mixed messages. The new presidential administration wants what they consider “costly and unnecessary regulations” wiped out. At the same time we have continued pressure by regulatory agencies to strengthen a…

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Without the right tone at the top, you could be encouraging fraud

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before. A top executive of a public company suddenly resigns. This person had bypassed the company’s processes and procedures to move forward with a huge transaction that really should …

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SOX compliance evolves: What’s worked so far and what’s still out of whack

When SOX was first invented, we all struggled to figure out what companies were supposed to be doing, and what auditors were expecting to see. All this happened while the auditors were trying to follow new audit rules just…

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Conquer complexity: Get briefed on the latest accounting updates

In the accounting world, the rules are ever changing. Large in scope and long awaited, the new rule for recognizing revenue continues to get clarifications in the months leading up to its effective date. The new leasing st…

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