Bitcoin's Escrow Service Chief's Alleged $7 Million Fraud...

Review & Learn: 2016 Internet Crime Report Diagram - How to Avoid Being a Victim

Change to Stock Compensation Calculation (Topic 718) due as of 12/15/2017

Vibato Anti-Fraud News: Why it pays for Auditors to know High-End Brands

General Cable Corporate Fined Over $75M for Operating without Proper Internal Control

10 Great Investing Tips from the SEC

Happy Holidays!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!

COSO - Fraud Risk Management Tools

FIFA Hires New Auditors - Part 5

FIFA Appoints New Audit and Compliance Committee Chairperson - Part 4

SEC Proposed New Rules Regarding Property Disclosures for Mining Registrants.

FIFA - Part 3

FIFA - Part 2

Hong Kongs SFC Fines Company $2.7 Million

10 Years Ago Enron CEO's were Convicted

Who Does FIFA Answer to?

Top Reasons Form AP is a Step in the Right Direction

FASB Simplifies Stock-Based Compensation Accounting Topic 718

Non-Profit Information: Federal Audit Clearinghouse Data Breach Updat

The Crazy Graphical Quilt Chart of FINRA Regulations

We know COSO 2013 - Contact us for your assessment!

Keep Skilling In Jail - Article & Petition

Accounting Tip of the Day: 10 Pointers for Fighting Fraud

Video Series - COSO 2013: What to Expect & How to Transition

Internal Controls over Financial Reporting: Testing with Precision

Controls needed to successfully adopt the new COSO 2013 Framework

The Power of Optimizing Your Internal Controls

COSO 2013 Tips: How your 10-K language will change....

Sarbanes-Oxley COSO 2013 Tip: How to Address Principle 10

Sample - How To Post

COSO 2013 Best Practices - What are they?

COSO 2013 Tip: Your internal control procedures must include....

Sarbanes-Oxley: Whistleblower Protection Extended to Consultants

Free 1 CPE Training Available on SSAE 70, COSO 2013, and Internal Controls!

Happy Holidays from Vibato!

PCAOB: Disclosure of Engagement Partner & Audit Participants soon??

Sarbanes-Oxley & PCI: What is a 'complex' password?

PwC Point of View on FASB and IASB Proposal For Lease Accounting

SEC Charges Florida Woman Behind Ponzi Scheme

Failed Audits of China-Based Company Lead to SEC Charges

SEC Investigates Medifast, $200,000 Penalty & Cease-and-Desist Order

China Based Executives Charged with Fraud and Insider Trading

SEC Proposes Disclosure of CEO vs. Median Employee Pay Ratio

What does Chobani Yogurt & Sarbanes-Oxley / COSO 2013 have in common?

5 CPE Units: Bay Area Accounting Professionals Mixer on 8/24/2013!

We are on the radio!

Sam Antar: On Fraud & the Black Arts of White Collar Crime

Congress Passes PCAOB Prohibition on Mandatory Audit Rotation

SEC Charges Fortune 200 Company for Accounting Deficiencies

House Passes Bill Which Effectively Weakens the SEC

Vibato's May Announcements

PCAOB Open Meeting Re: 'Significant Unusual Transactions' Auditing Standards

SEC charges CA officials with Defrauding Bond Investors

SEC REPORT: Level Global Agrees to Pay More Than $21.5 Million to Settle SEC Insider Trading Charges

Vibato launches new website

PCAOB Proposal: Mandatory Auditor Rotation

JP Morgan set to Revisit their Internal Control Procedures

KPMG Partner Busted for Insider Trading

Should Internal Audit Report to the Audit Committee Directly?

Fighting Fraud Video from the Center for Audit Quality

Should you Disclose your Social Media Content?

PCAOB Audit Standards to get a Codification-Type Treatment

Vibato Vlog- General Ledger Account Change Request

Cyber Threats & Climate Change – New Disclosure Considerations

Accounting Tip of the Day! Secure Network Solution

Vlog on How to Handle with your SSAE 16 / SAS 70

CA lawyer charged with FRAUD for his opinion mill

Do organized Accountants get to play more? BATO says YES!

Vlog on Recognizing Revenue!

Evaluating IPO

Educated Investing: Annual Shareholder Meeting Q's

Potential $1.7 mil. deal from insider trading of Heinz Stock

First female mayor of San Diego gambles $2 mil. of charity funds

More prevention = Less need for Detection

Young investment schemer gets caught up on $150 million scheme

AECo and more have trading suspended by SEC.

Jesse Jackson Jr.'s admits to violating campaign finance laws

New Audit Compliance Standard (No. 16) Released by PCAOB

Internal Controls Alert: FAQ About the JOBS Act

Definitions Sheet for Swaps-Related Terms for Regulating Derivatives

What the JOBS Act Means for SOX Compliance

9 Ways to Spot Potential Fraud on your Health Care Bill

2 Minute Vlog Accounting Tip: Organizing Internal Control Data

2 Minute Vlog Accounting Tip of the Day: Month-End Close Checklists

Open Letter and Video Blog to Mitt Romney & Newt Gingrich Regarding Sarbanes-Oxley

Free Webinar on Internal Controls with 1 Hour CPE TODAY AT NOON

How to Test Internal Controls in 5 Easy Steps

Sarbanes-Oxley Kills Jobs? Mitt Romney & Newt Gingrich Think We're All Fools

Without Internal Controls, Your Money is Safe...Right?

Open Offer to Mitt Romney & Newt Gingrich Regarding Sarbanes-Oxley

Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance in Latin America - What's the Difference?

Internal Control Alert: House Votes to Block Full Funding for the SEC

More FREE SAS 70 to SSAE Webinars Added!

Free Webinar & 1 Hour CPE: Best-Practice Internal Controls

Free Webinar: SSAE 16: How to Review your Vendors Internal Controls

SAS 70 to SSAE 16: How to Review your Vendors Internal Control Report

Internal Control Alert on Related Parties & Unusual Transactions

Change to Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 Requirements in 2012 Likely

Accounting Fraud is Rare….Or is it?

Vibato Holiday Cheer x 30!

Happy Holidays from Vibato!

COSO - updated "Internal Control -- Integrated Framework"

What is the Value of a 'Big 4' Audit?

Internal Controls and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)

Why Does my Audit Take so Long and Cost SO MUCH??!

Auditors Losing the Right to Audit and What this Means for Your 10Q/K

PCAOB Outlines Audit Risks in Emerging Markets

SOX Enforcement News: Justice Department & Chinese Companies

Financial Risk Assessment Webinar Available Online

Segregation of Duties Analysis Tips Available

Internal Control Is Common Thread Across News Stories

Best Practice Internal Control Strategy Still is the Best

CFOs Should Bring Finance Team to Audit Committee Meetings

Internal Controls: Even World Series Champions Need Them

PCAOB Considers New Auditor's Report, Mandatory Audit Firm Rotation

Internal Controls & GAAP vs. Non-GAAP Reporting

Internal Control Insights for Execs, Boards at Small Public Companies

Internal Controls and the Changing Role of Directors and Officers

Internal Controls Lessons from Citigroup's Internal Fraud

SEC Final Rules Give More Reasons to Review Your Internal Controls

5 Internal Control Tips to Avoid Earnings Restatements

August 3, 2011: Financial Risk Assessment Free Webinar

PCAOB Issues Concept Release on Auditor Communication

Why Entity-Level Internal Controls Matter

SAS 70 to SSAE 16 - A New Standard for Service Organizations

New Video Posted- Internal Controls Considerations for Nonprofits

You're Invited - Webinar: How to Perform a Financial Risk Assessment

How long do I Keep my Internal Controls Documentation?

Big 4 Audit Firms and Customer Satisfaction

6 Internal Controls Actions to Take Before June 30

Accounting Tip of the Day: New ASU 2011-04 on Fair Value

5 Steps on Testing Internal Controls

5 Tips on How to Answer Complex Accounting Controls Questions

NASDAQ Reverse-Merger Fraud Concerns

Why Your Company Needs an Internal Control for Whistleblowing

SOX 404(a) - It Can Apply To More Than You Think - Part 2

SOX Internal Controls Requirements Studied by SEC

Internal Controls: Response to Capital Market Regulation Needs an Overhaul

Internal Control Deficiency Measurement in 5 Steps

SOX 404(a) - It Can Apply To More Than You Think

Internal Controls Lessons from Crazy Eddie, Inc.

Educational Vibato Surveys & Checklists Available

Internal Control Reductions and 10K Filings

Internal Controls vs. SOX Clawbacks - The Cost of Non-Compliance!

PCAOB Issues Cautionary Research Note On China Reverse Mergers

Safe Harbor Statements for Material Weaknesses?

Internal Controls Prevent Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Issues

Credit Checks as Fraud Prevention

The Economic Benefits of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act?: Evidence From a Natural Experiment

Accounting Tip of the Day: How to Get Ahead of Your Workload

Internal Controls Tools Suite That Can Ease The Management Of Your Accounting & Financial Reporting

Law Firms Dodd-Frank And Community Banks - Cost Burdens Of Compliance And Litigation Will Make It More Difficult To Speed Recov


Using Six Sigma Philosophy in Small Business Enhances Productivity of Organization

Criminal Exposure Under Sarbanes-Oxley

Accounting Tip of the Day: Keep your old files...?

CAQ comments on SEC study required by Dodd-Frank Act regarding SOX Section 404(b) compliance

Alarming Sarbanes-Oxley Related Statistics

Accounting Tip of the Day: To bind or not to bind

Private Equity Funds to Comply with Sarbanes-Oxley?

Accounting Tip of the Day: Keeping Current with Legislative Guidance

Accounting Tip of the Day: Because we're human....

Accounting Tip of the Day: Review your GL user list quarterly

Federal Court Limits Sarbanes-Oxley Protection to PCAOB-Auditor Documents Prepared Specifically for the Board

Accounting Tip of the Day: Write on Your Journal Entries

Great Article: What Does It Take to Build a Better Board? -- Effectively Dealing With Underperforming Directors

Taxes for your Company = Taxes for your Person

Looking for lower audit fees? Be careful....

Sarbanes-Oxley SOX Has Provided ‘Early Warning Signs’ for Companies

PwC In brief: SEC publishes progress report on IFRS Work Plan


Compliance Alert: Sarbanes-Oxley 404(c) <-Yes, you read that correctly

Vibato at the Rodman & Renshaw Annual Global Investment Conference

What is the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002?

Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance: Not Slowing Down!



The SEC's Top 10 Risks: #7. Ineffective Internal or Disclosure Controls

The PCAOB CONCEPT RELEASE- Section 105(C)(6) of SOX

SOX 404(b) Exemption was Passed with the Wall Street Reform Act – But Non-Accelerated Filers are Still On the Hook for Controls

SOX 404(b): What does the Wall Street Reform Act mean for Non-Accelerated Filers?

From User Developed Applications: What this means for the audit process.

The PCAOB Publishes Concept Release

PCAOB comments on 2010 Consumer Protection Act

"Two Cheers for Sarbanes-Oxley"? Well, we'll see.

COMPLIANCE ALERT: Wall Street Reform Act Signed into Law 07/21/2010

PCAOB may have something to say about 404(b)-like audits after all

Compliance Alert: Be careful signing tax returns for your company....

Vibato Wins Golden Phoenix Minerals Inc's SOX Compliance Work!

Wall Street Reform: Who Wins, and Who Loses?

House Approves Wall Street Reform Package

CAQ Reaction to PCAOB Court Decision

Compliance Alert: Status of Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404(b)

Compliance Alert: CPA Society Supports SOX for Small Companies

Sarbanes-Oxley Clawback Developments of Interest

FEI Survey Reports SOX Adds Value to Businesses

Decision in Free Enterprise Fund v. PCAOB

Compliance Alert: Status of Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404(b)

SOX Compliance Made Simple®: Now Available in Mandarin!!

Sarbanes-Oxley for the Non-Accelerated Filer: Another Satisfied Customer!

Compliance Alert: Independent Comp Committees May be Required

Compliance Alert: More News on the Sarbanes-Oxley 404(b) Reprieve

Vibato on Facebook!

From Tech Journal South: Supreme Court decision affecting Sarbanes-Oxley expected soon

SOX 404(b) Debate Continued: More information from yesterday's meeting

SEC Study: Benefits of 404 Expressed By Investors

Compliance Alert: Senate Negotiators Reject & then Accept 404(b) Exemption

Sarbanes-Oxley: How much does it cost to comply?

From Jake Leon: Auditors, analysts and institutional investors again join forces to oppose SOX Section 404(b) waiver

Compliance Alert: Fate of SOX 404(b) to be discussed tomorrow!

Sarbanes-Oxley 404(b) Debate Continues...

Vibato Continues Momentum in 2010

Compliance Training: Cisco IronPort Web Security Webinar

Compliance: Status of Non-Accelerated Filer Permanent 404(b) Reprieve

CFO.COM: New SEC Finance Chief Will Stress Internal Controls

Sarbanes-Oxley 404(b) Update

SOX Compliance: Impact of Wall Street reform up in the air

WEBCPA: A Fight for SOX 404 Audits of Small Companies

Compliance Alert: Associated Press: Senate passes financial reform bill

SOX Compliance: Sweeping Wall Street reform bill advances

Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance: When to ask for a SAS 70 / SSAE 16

From You Complete My Audit


Response to Dale Halling about how Sarbanes-Oxley is a Waste

SOX 404 Reprieve: Financial regulation plan fails first Senate test

WEBCPA: Continuous Auditing Is Possible (Really)

WEBCPA: Groups Ask Senate Not to Weaken SOX

SOX: Non-Accelerated Filer 404(b) Reprieve: Vote Expected this Week

Dodd's Bill: How does Sarbanes Oxley Act co-author view it?

SOX 404(b) Reprieve Update: Senator Richard Shelby Won't Sign Bill

Green Tech Open Position: Our Client is in need of a Controller

Will Internal Controls be Weakened by Codification?

Annual Sarbanes-Oxley Controls Testing >$15K for 80 Controls?

Non-Accelerated Filer 404(b) Reprieve Fails in the Senate

Vibato Wins iMergent's Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Work!

Vibato is Hiring! Sarbanes-Oxley Tester Needed (Petaluma)

Tax Implications of the Health Care Legislation

Michael Koss: Sarbanes-Oxley is a Waste ($31MM in Fraud Later...)

PCAOB Proposes Auditing Standard on Communications with Audit Committees, Amendments to PCAOB Interim Standards

Vibato Wins ZBB Energy's Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Work!

Vibato Wins Pizza Inn, Inc's Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Work!

Change in Vibato's Management

Senate Meeting on 404(b) Inclusion Happening Now - Listen here

Draft Bill Before the Senate DOES NOT INCLUDE 404(b) Delay?

Vibato Wins a Software Client for a Segregation of Duties Analysis!

Internal Controls/Procedures Sub Certification Available in Mandarin

Vibato Wins 2 More Locations in China for Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance!

Vibato wins another non-accelerated filer for SOX compliance


Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance for Non-Accelerated Filers: The Clock is Ticking!

Vibato Article in Investment Weekly News

Sarbox Responsible for a 27% Decline in Restatements

IPO's up by over 45% in 2010...largely because of Sarbanes-Oxley!?!?

GRC Announcement from Compliance Week about Vibato

In China, Doing Great. Interesting Compliance News

Auditing Firms: Want to audit public companies? Not so fast...

Vibato wins HIPAA implementation with national insurance firm

Supreme Court to find Sarbanes-Oxley Unconstitutional? Mike Oxley says no.

Vibato in Sacramento, CA on 3/5/10 taking meetings

Vibato in Mainland China 3/6 - 3/19/10

Vibato in San Diego on 3/3/10

Codification Tools: FAS 123(R) ASC 718 Compensation Information

A/P Internal Controls: Employee Expense Report Example Available

Accounts Payables Internal Controls: Check Request Form Available

Accounts Payables Internal Controls: Signature Example Sheet Available

SOX 404(b) Reprieve Update: Dems, GOP at odds over financial reform

Compliance Breaking News: FASB Amends Subsequent Events Guidance

Sarbanes-Oxley Reprieve for Non-Accelerated Filers: The clock is ticking….

2/23/10 News on the 404(b) Sarbanes-Oxley Permanent Reprieve - No Vote Yet

Vibato, High Street Partners and Silicon Valley Bank Webinar on 3/4/2010

Compliance Tools: Still More Codification Cheat Sheet Information

Compliance Tools: Even More Codification Cheat Sheet Information

Compliance Tools: Pre-IPO Preparedness Webinar

Compliance Tools: How to properly review a SAS 70 - the checklist

Compliance Tools: IT Controls Network Subnet Layout Example Available

Our Goal Delivering integrated, cost-effective tools for establishing, documenting, and maintaining Internal Controls around

Compliance Tools: Codification Cross Reference Guide & Cheat Sheets

Compliance Tools: Codification (TM) Cheat Sheet - The ASC Topic Listing

Audit Committee / Board Sarbanes-Oxley Presentation Templates Available

Risk Assessment and Codification Lessons Shared

Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Hotline to pass

More codification cross reference cheat sheet information!

Sarbanes-Oxley Webinar: Internal Controls for the Equity & Stock Administration Process

Sarbanes-Oxley Webinar: Internal Controls for the AR / Revenue Process for Software Companies

Compliance: SOP 97-2 Revenue Recognition Checklists Available

Sarbanes-Oxley Webinar: Internal Controls for the AR / Revenue Process for Software Companies

Sarbanes-Oxley Webinar: AP/Purchasing Process Internal Controls

Sarbanes-Oxley Webinar: Internal Controls for the Fixed Asset Process

Sarbanes-Oxley Webinar: Internal Controls Non-Profits Should Consider

PCAOB Update: Auditing Standard No. 7

BPM: 'Haitian Relief Contributions Now Tax-Deductible'

Sarbanes-Oxley Webinar: How to Perform a Risk Assessment

Sarbanes-Oxley Webinar Available: SOX for the Small Company

Sarbanes-Oxley Webinar Available: Entity Level Best Practices

Entity Level Control - Code of Conduct

Sarbanes-Oxley Webinar Available: Financial Close Best Practices

Sarbanes-Oxley Webinar Available: SOX Compliance Made Simple ®

1/20/10 news on the permanent 404(b) reprieve for non-accelerated filers

"What Sarbanes-Oxley Did and Didn't Cure in our Financial System"

Another Satisfied Vibato Customer Success Story!

New PostVibato wins another accelerated filer for the SOX Compliance Made Simple® software toolset

Vibato Wins Another Green-tech Client for a Sarbanes-Oxley Implementation!

More 404(b) Permanent Reprieve News

Vibato in Chicago on 1/14 & 1/15/2010

Vibato in Salt Lake City, Utah on 1/27 - 2/4

Are Audits a Waste of Time & Money without Sarbanes-Oxley?

Amendment to strike 404(b) reprieve from the omnibus financial reform bill

Follow the progress of the Wall Street Reform and Customer Protection Act of 2009

Status of Non-Accelerated Filer Permanent 404(b) Reprieve

Vibato in the News:

Vibato in the News: Six Sigma

Lora Bentley Interview: Vibato's Simple Sarbox New Year's Tips

Free Sarbanes-Oxley Informational Webinars Available

Ammy Whitehouse: SOX Efforts Could Be More Efficient, Poll Says

Lora Bentley: Five New Year's Resolutions for Sarbox Compliance

Vibato Supports the Make-A-Wish Foundation

Vibato's implementation saves Akeena 75% on their Sabanes-Oxley costs

Alex Pollock Article

A sound and sophisticated risk assessment is essential to performing an audit..."

Non-Accelerated Filers Have a 46% Higher Chance of Restatement


Congratulations to Margaret Randazzo!

Welcoming New Members of our Team!

Auditor Comments to my Blog Activity

Year-end Controls Testing!

New FAS123R & Sarbanes-Oxley Products Coming Soon!

Codification Cross Reference Cheat-Sheets Available

Permanent Extension on 404(b) for Non-Accelerated Filers?

Maybe SOX Isn’t the Problem After all? Maybe it is External Audit!

November 4, 2009 Sarbanes-Oxley Amendment Talk

Gartner, Inc. "Regulation 2.0" by Mark McDonald Blog Comments

The End of Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Requirements?

Sarbanes-Oxley Opponents

Insurance Companies will be subjected to SOX-like Standards in 2010

SOX Professionals®, LLC Changes its Name to Vibato, LLC

Internal Audit Teams Come Up Short