Free Sarbanes-Oxley Informational Webinars Available

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton December 30, 2009

Vibato has schedule a set of new Webinars starting in early February.  These webinars are free and everyone is encouraged to attend.  View the webinars by clicking here.

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Tags: Compliance tools, Controls Testing, Sarbanes-Oxley Training, compliance, Sarbanes-Oxley

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

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton December 27, 2009

I just read this article from Compliance Week and left the post below. 

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Tags: Sarbanes-Oxley Articles & Information, 404 audit

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

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton December 22, 2009

Lora Bentley wrote yet another article that included information about our thoughts around our New Year's resolutions surrounding SOX that is viewable here:

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Tags: Sarbanes-Oxley, Vibato

Vibato Supports the Make-A-Wish Foundation

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton December 22, 2009

For the past two years, we here at Vibato have donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation in lieu of sending or exchanging gifts during the holiday season.  We encourage all of our readers to consider contributing to this wonderful foundation. Click on the image below to see their website.

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Tags: Announcements

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

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton December 21, 2009

This year, Akeena Solar attended a Risk Assessment Seminar we held with Burr Pilger & Mayer LLP.  They were so impressed with our methodology and passion for saving our clients money and time that they decided to switch their SOX service providers to us.  The switch has been a tremendous success and here is what their CFO has to say about it: 

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Tags: Vibato Success Stories, audit costs

Alex Pollock Article

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton December 17, 2009

Alex Pollock published an article titled "What the House Got Right on Financial Regulation" yesterday (see it here).  It is a good, quick read.  I wanted to touch on his comment that 404(b) for non-accelerated filers is a waste of money and time.

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Tags: Sarbanes-Oxley Articles & Information

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

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton December 16, 2009

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) updated their website today with the following announcement:

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

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton December 15, 2009

This is from Sarah Johnson of CFO.com on December 2, 2009:

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

Vibato PARTNERSHIP WITH HJ ASSOCIATES & CONSULTANTS L.L.P.

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton December 15, 2009

We are delighted to announce a partnership agreement with HJ Associates & Consultants, L.L.P. out of Salt Lake City, Utah!  HJA is a member of the RSM McGladrey Network.  We met HJA earlier this year and based upon their belief in our approach, they referred several clients to us which have all resulted in successful SOX implementations. This partnership will allow us to expand our reach and the overall availability of the SOX Compliance Made Simple product line.  It is truly a privilege to partner with such an amazing team of professionals!  Read more about the partnership here.

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Tags: Internal Controls, audit, Vibato Partners, Sarbanes-Oxley, Vibato

Congratulations to Margaret Randazzo!

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton December 14, 2009

Margaret Randazzo of Akeena Solar was promoted to CFO yesterday!  We wanted to wish her heartfelt congratulations on a well-deserved promotion. Margaret is a true professional with the kind of knowledge and dedication that we admire here at Vibato.

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Tags: Announcements

Welcoming New Members of our Team!

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton December 12, 2009

At a time when most companies are laying staff off, I am proud to say that Vibato is hiring and expanding!  We attribute our level of growth to the excellent products and services we provide to our wonderful clients.

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Tags: Announcements

Auditor Comments to my Blog Activity

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton December 6, 2009

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Tags: 404, 404 audit, Sarbanes-Oxley, external auditing

Year-end Controls Testing!

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton December 6, 2009

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Tags: audit costs, Controls Testing, Sarbanes-Oxley

New FAS123R & Sarbanes-Oxley Products Coming Soon!

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton December 6, 2009

In addition to serving our clients, we have been busy working on new products!  We are planning to launch two new products in January and a new version of our SOX Compliance Made SimpleĀ® product!  We will also be announcing three new processes to our library of available process cycles!  Stay tuned!

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Tags: Announcements

Codification Cross Reference Cheat-Sheets Available

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton December 6, 2009

We have codification cross reference cheat-sheets available for those of you who need them.  Contact me at tbockwoldt@vibato.com and I will send them to you!

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Tags: Compliance tools, Controls Testing, Sarbanes-Oxley Training, compliance, Sarbanes-Oxley, Codification tools