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The Third Edition helps CFOs, auditors, corporate managers, and consultants knowledgably interpret and conform to Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 compliance and features: Clear, jargon-free coverage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and how it affects you, Examples and action plans providing blueprints for implementing requirements of the Act, Easy-to-understand coverage of the requirements of SEC, PCAOB, and COSO guidance, Discussion of the requirements for assessing internal control effectiveness, A look at how the new guidance will reduce your costs, In-depth explanations to help professionals understand how best to approach the internal control engagement, Practice aids, including forms, checklists, illustrations, diagrams, and tables.
This area of auditing and corporate governance will continue to evolve and bring about business and cultural change. How to Comply with Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404, Third Edition is your must-have, must-own guide to SOX 404 implementation and an effective tool and reference guide for every corporate manager.
|1||The engagement approach||1|
|2||Internal control criteria||35|
|4||Indentifying significant control objectives||102|
|5||Documentation of significant controls||132|
|6||Testing and evaluating entity-level controls||182|
|7||Testing and evaluating activity-level controls||228|
|8||Evaluating internal control deficiencies and reporting on internal control effectiveness||254|
Posted April 5, 2006
Author Michael Ramos provides comprehensive, meticulously detailed information. He offers a detailed guide to evaluating your company¿s internal controls. He addresses Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 legislation, as well as associated Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) regulatory requirements, even covering the COSO and COBIT reporting frameworks. While expert and exhaustive, the book suffers from a dense, academic writing style. We suggest it to those who seek a very detailed compliance overview and who already have experience with understanding auditing standards and related governmental regulations.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.