Vibato Continues Momentum in 2010

Posted by Bill Bockwoldton Sun, May 30, 2010 @ 04:00 PM

This has been a fantastic year for Vibato thus far, and we wanted to update our readers on some of the exciting things that are happening.

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Tags: Vibato Success Stories, Vibato Products, SOX Basic®, SOX Compliance Made Simple, Vibato, Clients

Compliance Training: Cisco IronPort Web Security Webinar

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton Wed, May 26, 2010 @ 04:00 PM

Brought to my attention from a friend: Will Robinson (wrobison@bdata.com).  This would be a good training for those interested in compliance/security issues.  

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Tags: Compliance tools, compliance

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

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton Tue, May 25, 2010 @ 03:00 AM

Click here for more information on this topic (we have lots of posts about the status of the non-accelerated filer permanent 404(b) reprieve). 

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

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

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton Sun, May 23, 2010 @ 04:00 PM

This is a great article from CFO.com about Kenneth Johnson, the new SEC Finance Chief, and what he plans to do.

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

Sarbanes-Oxley 404(b) Update

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton Wed, May 19, 2010 @ 03:00 PM

I held discussions today with Senator Benjamin L. Cardin's office to try to gain some clarity on the Wall Street Reform Act, Section 404(b) permanent reprieve.  I learned some very interesting news.  The Section 404(b) reprieve amendment FAILED in the House on December 11, 2009 at 11:14 AM by a vote of 153 - 271.  That is what this link depicts:  http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h4173/amendments?page=2

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Tags: Non-accelerated filer 404(b) information

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

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton Wed, May 19, 2010 @ 02:00 PM

From MSNBC.com.  This article relates to when/if non-accelerated filers may be required to comply with Sarbanes-Oxley, section 404(b), or the external audit attestation portion of Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance since the Wall Street Reform Act contains an amendment that, if passed, would grant a permanent reprieve to non-accelerated filers (those public companies with a market cap of less than $75MM).  Great article: 
"Impact of Wall Street reform up in the air
Overhaul of financial rules may have unintended consequences

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

WEBCPA: A Fight for SOX 404 Audits of Small Companies

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton Wed, May 19, 2010 @ 01:00 PM

The below excerpt is from Webcpa.com.  This is a great article outlining reasoning as to why small companies should not be exempt from SOX 404 Audits.

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

Compliance Alert: Associated Press: Senate passes financial reform bill

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton Wed, May 19, 2010 @ 12:00 PM

We do not know yet if the amendment for a permanent 404(b) Sarbanes-Oxley reprieve was included or excluded.  We will probably know tomorrow.

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

SOX Compliance: MSNBC.com Sweeping Wall Street reform bill advances

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton Wed, May 19, 2010 @ 04:00 AM

From MSNBC.com; this bill could have an impact on the requirement for non-accelerated filers to be compliant with the Sarbanes-Oxley section 404(b) by June 15, 2010:

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

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

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton Wed, May 12, 2010 @ 04:00 PM

NOTE: This blog, originally published in May, 2010, was updated on August 29, 2011, to reflect the replacement of SAS 70 reports with Service Organization Reports (SOCs) prepared under SSAE no. 16 and AT 101.

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

From CFO.com: You Complete My Audit

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton Wed, May 12, 2010 @ 03:00 PM

Sarah Johnson wrote a great article for CFO Magazine about Auditor-Client Relationships. It is interesting to note that while many relationships have changed numerous times, there are those that have lasted for 50+ years. Having long lasting relationships may help, as both the company and auditor are able to understand exactly how the company works. However, if these relationships last too long, there is the possibility for regulations to be relaxed or issues to be overlooked.

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Tags: Sarbanes-Oxley Articles & Information