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

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton Sat, Oct 31, 2009 @ 04:00 PM

I recently responded to a blog posting by Mark McDonald from Gartner, Inc about next generation regulatory requirements.  I like where Mark is heading and can see real merit in the discussion.  View his posting and our discussion via this link: http://blogs.gartner.com/mark_mcdonald/2009/10/29/regulation-2-0-%e2%80%93-hopefully-not-regulation-1-0-squared-1-of-2/comment-page-1/#comment-780

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Tags: 404, 404 audit, risk management, Sarbanes-Oxley, Vibato, external auditing

The End of Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Requirements?

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton Sat, Oct 31, 2009 @ 04:00 PM

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Tags: Non-accelerated filer 404(b) information, Sarbanes-Oxley

Sarbanes-Oxley Opponents

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton Mon, Oct 26, 2009 @ 04:00 PM

I recently responded to an article posted by James Dornbrook Staff Writer of the Kansas City Business Journal.  It is really unfortunate that people are spending so much money on SOX compliance.  As always, we strongly encourage everyone to consider their options when implementing SOX.  It doesn't have to be an expensive, overbearing experience.  I do get a kick out of the executives who act as though they are victims of the SEC now because of SOX; it is almost as though they were forced to go public under duress...in any event, the article and my comments can be found here.

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Tags: 404 audit, audit costs, risk management, audit scope, external auditing

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

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton Sun, Oct 25, 2009 @ 04:00 PM

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC - the organization of state insurance regulators for all 50 of the United States, Washington DC, and five US territories) adopted the Model Audit Rule (MAR). The MAR rules are very similar to the SOX/404 rules and become applicable in 2010. I recently commented on an article about this topic from Insurance and Technology blog by Don Goodenow, StoneRiver. Read the article and my comments here.

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Tags: risk assessment, NAIC, MAR, insurance audit

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

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton Sun, Oct 25, 2009 @ 03:32 PM

SOX Professionals, a leading provider of innovative, efficient solutions helping companies of all sizes and industries minimize the costs associated with Sarbanes-Oxley and SAS-related compliance requirements, has changed its name to Vibato, LLC and will be moving their corporate offices from San Francisco, CA to 775 Baywood Dr. Suite 304, Petaluma, CA 94954 effective November 1, 2009.  The San Francisco office will remain open and we will still be reachable via the 415.240.4867 phone number.

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Tags: Announcements

Internal Audit Teams Come Up Short

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton Sun, Oct 25, 2009 @ 07:43 AM

I recently had the privilege of commenting on a great article from Matt Kelly, editor-in-chief of Compliance Week.  The article discusses the strains put on internal audit teams.  Check out the article and my comments here.

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Tags: risk assessment, 404 audit, risk management, audit scope, external auditing