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The Sarbanes-oxley Guide For Finance And Information Technology Professionals: By Sarbanes-oxley Group Llc Paperback – March 17, 2005


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 206 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 17, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1594575789
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594575785
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.8 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,244,518 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From the Inside Flap

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:

  • Key aspects and important components of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act
  • A methodology to achieve SOX compliancy for your company
  • A road map to compliance, including checklists, worksheets, and project plans
  • The business and technology implications and resource requirements for compliance
  • The future of SOX and its impact on corporate America and the world
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From the Back Cover

Praise for Sarbanes-Oxley Guide for Finance and InformationTechnology Professionals

"Effective SOX programs enlist the entire organization to build and monitor a compliant control environment. However, even the best SOX programs are inefficient at best, ineffective at worst, if there is a lack of informed, competent finance and IT personnel to support the effort. This book provides these important professionals a needed resource for and road map toward successfully implementing their SOX initiative."
—Scott Green Chief Administrative Officer, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and author, Sarbanes-Oxley and the Board of Directors

"As a former CFO and CIO, I found this book to be an excellent synopsis of SOX, with impressive implementation summaries and checklists."
—Michael P. Cangemi CISA, Editor in Chief, Information Systems Control Journal and author, Managing the Audit Function

"An excellent introduction to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act from the perspective of the financial and IT professionals that are on the front lines of establishing compliance in their organizations. The author walks through many areas by asking 'what can go wrong' types of questions, and then outlines actions that should be taken as well as the consequences of noncompliance. This is a good book to add to one's professional library!"
—Robert R. Moeller Author, Sarbanes-Oxley and the New Internal Auditing Rules

"Mr. Anand has compiled a solid overview of the control systems needed for not only accounting systems, but also the information technologies that support those systems. Among the Sarbanes books on the market, his coverage of both topics is unique."
—Steven M. Bragg Author, Accounting Best Practices

"An excellent overview of the compliance process. A must-read for anyone who needs to get up to speed quickly with Sarbanes-Oxley."
—Jack Martin Publisher, Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Journal --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Stephanie Drilling on October 3, 2005
Format: Paperback
I have purchased several books on SOX in the last few months (this book, Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 Implementation Toolkit (Ramos), How to Comply with Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 and Information Technology Control and Audit.)

If you wish a well written overview of SOX which includes the key aspects and components -- this is a good book. This book will also provide a few basic checklists and worksheets. However, if you are looking for a comprehensive road map for your project, this book will not meet your needs.

Unfortunately, this book, like many of the others simply does not provide the level of detail required to get your project going.

Additionally, the book is poorly constructed. The book fell apart (literally, the pages falling out) before I made it to page 24. Since I read through the entire book in about 2 hours, I can honestly say that it was not due to misuse.
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Simone Seth on November 1, 2004
Format: Paperback
The book written by Sanjay Anand succinctly and clearly outlines the requirements of the SOX regulations. The specific duties and responsibilities of each function within an organization are outlined in detail that is easy to follow. The checklist approach facilitates compliance. The technology compliance elements detailed in the book make this book relevant for the technology professional as well as the compliance professional. The organization of the book guides the users experience through this complex regulation. I would recommend the book to individuals with the responsibility for SOX compliance in all enterprises.
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13 of 19 people found the following review helpful By IT PRO (S. Arya) on January 16, 2005
Format: Paperback
An amazing blend of theory and practice, this book is ideal for both beginners as well as experts. For beginners it serves as a great intro to SOX. For experts it reinforces key points about SOX, and also provides frameworks and checklists to validate their SOX work against. I highly recommend getting it. You can't go wrong with this book. If there is only one concern that I have with it is that there are some language issues in the technical portion, but that is easily forgivable considering that it was a team effort and sometimes it is hard to get that consistency across the entire book. Other than that, I give it 5-stars!
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