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

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton Wed, Mar 14, 2012 @ 10:04 AM

Free Webinar on Internal Controls with 1 Hour CPE TODAY, 3/14/2012 AT NOON.

 

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Tags: 404 audit, internal control, Internal Control Education, internal control tips, Internal Control Deficiency

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

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton Sun, Mar 11, 2012 @ 09:47 AM

Open Offer to Mitt Romney & Newt Gingrich: I would pay you each $10,000 to hold a 1 hour publicized debate with me about Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404(a), (b), and (c).

Let's speak seriously about this issue.

 

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Tags: Internal Controls, Sarbanes-Oxley Articles & Information, Announcements, 404, 404 audit, Non-accelerated filer 404(b) information, SOX Basic®, SOX Compliance Made Simple, Wall Street Reform, Sarbanes-Oxley Training, risk management, Sarbanes-Oxley, Internal Control Education

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

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton Fri, Mar 09, 2012 @ 04:06 PM

We thought we'd share this interesting question:

 From Ignacio (Iggy) F. 

• Can you provide an opinion about SOX and Latin America. I need information for a personal project related to companies listed on the NYSE and what are their main concern of these companies related to corporate governance & SOX. Thanks!! iggy

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Tags: Internal Controls, Sarbanes-Oxley Articles & Information, 404, 404 audit, Sarbanes-Oxley Training, Sarbanes-Oxley, Internal Control Education

More FREE SAS 70 to SSAE Webinars Added!

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton Mon, Mar 05, 2012 @ 08:52 AM

Join us for our SSAE 16 Webinar Series

Due to large demand, Vibato has access more dates for our complimentary webinar on how to review your vendors internal control by using their SSAE 16 document (formerly known as SAS 70).

* Title: SAS 70 to SSAE 16: How to Review your Vendors Internal Control Report 
* Presenter: Teresa Bockwoldt, Vibato Co-Founder
* Date: Starting on March 8, 2012 and continuing each week until April 12, 2012
* Time: 12:00PM - 1:00PM PST

* Cost: FREE

Vibato, LLC, a leading provider of internal control solutions, invites you to attend a group-internet-live based seminar. 

At this free event, our internal control experts will discuss and demonstrate ways to review the new SSAE 16 documents (previously called SAS 70) to ensure your company understands the usefulness of this document, how it can impact your organization, when to ask for one, and what to do with it once you have it. 

Who Should Attend? 
CFOs, Controllers, Internal Audit, Compliance Executives, Audit Committee Members, External Auditors, Audit Firm Staff Development Directors, are encouraged to attend. 

 

Attendees will receive our complimentary SSAE 16 Analysis Document as a thank you for attending. 

 

Time will be allocated for Q&A with the presenter at the end of the webinar.

 

Title:

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

 

Register for a session now by clicking a date below:

Thu, Mar 8, 2012 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PDT

Thu, Mar 15, 2012 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PDT

 

Thu, Mar 22, 2012 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PDT

 

Thu, Mar 29, 2012 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PDT

 

Thu, Apr 5, 2012 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PDT

 

Thu, Apr 12, 2012 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PDT

Time:

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST

 

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

 

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

 

Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer

 

 

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now!



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Tags: Internal Controls, Sarbanes-Oxley Articles & Information, Compliance tools, 404, 404 audit, SSAE 16, Sarbanes-Oxley Training, compliance, internal control, SAS 70, Internal Control Education, internal control tips

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

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton Mon, Mar 05, 2012 @ 07:14 AM

Join us for a Free Webinar with 1 Hour CPE

 

 

 

 

 

Webinar Details

* Title: Integrated Approach to Best-Practice Internal Controls

* Presenter: Teresa Bockwoldt, Vibato Co-Founder

* Date: Starting on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 and recurring every Wednesday until April 11, 2012

* Time: 12:00 - 1:00PM PST

* Cost: FREE + 1 Hour CPE

Vibato, LLC, a leading provider of internal control solutions, invites you to attend a group-internet-live based seminar. 

At this free event, our internal control experts will discuss how a best-practice approach to internal controls can enable your organization to meet compliance and auditor requirements, as well as improve efficiency around your financial processes.

Who Should Attend?

CFOs, Controllers, Internal Audit, Compliance Executives, Audit Committee Members, External Auditors, and Audit Firm Staff Development Directors are encouraged to attend. 

EARN 1 HOUR of CPE CREDIT

Time will be allocated for Q&A with the presenter at the end of the webinar.

 

Register for a session now by clicking a date below:

 

 Wed, Mar 14, 2012 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PDT

 

Wed, Mar 21, 2012 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PDT

 

Wed, Mar 28, 2012 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PDT

 

Wed, Apr 4, 2012 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PDT

 

Wed, Apr 11, 2012 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PDT

 
 

Once registered you will receive an email confirming your registration
with information you need to join the Webinar.

 

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

 

Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer

Contact 1-888-4-VIBATO for further information or help with registering.

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Tags: Sarbanes-Oxley Articles & Information, Vibato Webinars, 404 audit, Product Information, compliance, internal control, Sarbanes-Oxley, Internal Control Education

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

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton Sun, Mar 04, 2012 @ 08:04 PM

 

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Tags: Internal Controls, Sarbanes-Oxley Articles & Information, Compliance tools, 404, 404 audit, SSAE 16, Sarbanes-Oxley Training, compliance, internal control, SAS 70, Internal Control Education, internal control tips

Change to Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 Requirements in 2012 Likely

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton Wed, Feb 22, 2012 @ 11:14 AM

New legislation is gaining steam that would change the definition of which companies are subjected to an external audit review of their internal controls (e.g., Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404(b)). The bill, called 'H.R.3606 - Reopening American Capital Markets to Emerging Growth Companies Act of 2011,' passed the House by an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 54-1. The bill still has to go through the Senate and then get Presidential approval before it becomes law (you can follow the progress here: http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h3606/show). 

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Tags: Internal Controls, Sarbanes-Oxley Articles & Information, 404, SOX, AICPA, 404 audit, audit costs, Non-accelerated filer 404(b) information, Sarbanes-Oxley Training, Sarbanes-Oxley, external auditing, Internal Control Education

COSO - updated "Internal Control -- Integrated Framework"

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton Wed, Dec 21, 2011 @ 12:26 PM

COSO is coming out with a revision to the famous 'COSO Cube' and they have submitted a draft for public comment. The COSO Cube provides the basis for all internal control infrastructures, including Sarbanes-Oxley implementations, and it gives guidance on how to structure and audit control procedures. PwC participate in the update and they have provided a nice synopsis below of the pending change:

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Tags: Internal Controls, SOX, 404 audit, audit scope, COSO, Internal Control Education

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

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton Mon, Oct 17, 2011 @ 04:03 PM

Let's just get down to the skinny of it, audits in any form are painful. We get that.

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Tags: PCAOB News & Information, 404 audit, audit scope, external auditing, PCAOB

SOX Internal Controls Requirements Studied by SEC

Posted by Nancy Johnsonon Tue, Apr 26, 2011 @ 09:53 AM

The costs and impact of SOX 404(b) -- which requires auditor review of internal controls over financial reporting -- was the subject of an SEC study published on April 22, 2011.

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Tags: Internal Controls, 404, 404 audit, Non-accelerated filer 404(b) information