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Sarbanes-Oxley and its international variants are here to stay.
Are you prepared for this new business reality?
Changing the landscape of corporate governance, financial disclosure, and the practice of public accounting, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) can be confusing and complex for professionals and executives who must take legal responsibility for their actions, errors, and omissions. One of the most comprehensive, authoritative guides to getting your organization Sarbanes-Oxley-compliant, the new, improved, and expanded Second Edition of Sarbanes-Oxley Guide for Finance and Information Technology Professionals provides a valuable reference for finance and information technology (IT) professionals such as CFOs, CIOs, controllers, auditors, executives, and consultants who are involved in Sarbanes-Oxley-related compliance projects.
With practical, workable advice that every finance and information technology professional must have at their fingertips, the Second Edition covers issues from scope and assessment of SOX to records and information assets management to corporate communication to integrating IT—everything that will be analyzed and optimized in order to meet the compliance and reporting standards demanded by this legislation and investors.
Valuable appendices provide the frameworks and methodologies that get you jumpstarted in your SOX initiatives or help you streamline a SOX project that is already underway.
Written by Sanjay Anand, one of the world's leading corporate governance, risk management, and regulatory compliance experts, the Second Edition features:
|Pt. I||Sarbanes-Oxley for the finance professional||24|
|Ch. 1||Scope and assessment of the act||25|
|Ch. 2||Internal controls||32|
|Ch. 3||Control environment||49|
|Ch. 4||Material weaknesses||58|
|Ch. 5||Implementing Sarbanes-Oxley : what does compliance look like?||62|
|Ch. 6||Technology implications||74|
|Ch. 7||Sarbanes-Oxley-related bodies||78|
|Ch. 8||Opportunities and challenges created by Sarbanes-Oxley||84|
|Ch. 9||Summary for the CFO||90|
|Pt. II||Sarbanes-Oxley for the IT professional||93|
|Ch. 10||Impact of Sarbanes-Oxley||95|
|Ch. 11||Technologies affected by Sarbanes-Oxley : from Sarbanes-Oxley to SOCKET||106|
|Ch. 12||Enterprise technology ecosystem||114|
|Ch. 13||Implementing the SOCKET methodology||117|
|Ch. 14||SOCKET and enterprise information management||132|
|Ch. 15||The process||150|
|App. A||Sarbanes-Oxley implementation plan : developing an internal control system for compliance (focusing on sections 302 and 404)||169|
|App. B||Project to process : making the house a home||183|
|App. C||Enterprise project management and the Sarbanes-Oxley compliance project||220|
|App. D||Enterprise risk management - integrated framework||224|
|App. E||Corbit 3 - executive summary||233|
|App. F||Corbit 4 - executive summary||247|