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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 ITeverything 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:
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- 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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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
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