Happy Holidays from Vibato!

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton Fri, Dec 20, 2013 @ 04:55 PM


We here at Vibato want to wish you and yours a very happy holiday season and health & prosperity in the coming year. 

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Tags: Announcements

We are on the radio!

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton Mon, Jul 29, 2013 @ 10:07 AM
Just in case you will miss it, here is an mp3 of our ad that will be broadcasted. RADIO AD
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Tags: Accounting Tip of the Day, Announcements, BATO, accountingtemplates.com, CPE, KJZY, accounting, radio, 97.3

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

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton Thu, Jul 25, 2013 @ 02:51 PM
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Tags: Internal Controls, Sarbanes-Oxley Articles & Information, segregation of duties, risk assessment, Announcements, SOX, external audit, SOX Compliance Made Simple, White Collar Fraud, Bay Area Accounting Professionals Mixer, Sarbanes-Oxley Training, internal control, risk management, Sarbanes-Oxley, external auditing, Internal Control Education, internal control tips, Sarbanes-Oxley for Non-Profits, corporate governance

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

Internal Control Insights for Execs, Boards at Small Public Companies

Posted by Nancy Johnsonon Thu, Aug 11, 2011 @ 02:26 PM

A recently published survey by global business consulting firm Protiviti offers insight about SOX compliance at public companies with revenues less than $100 million.

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Tags: Sarbanes-Oxley Articles & Information, Announcements

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

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton Mon, Aug 09, 2010 @ 04:00 PM

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board has made a concept release on the "Possible Rulemaking Approaches to Complement Application of Section 105 (C)(6) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002."

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Tags: Sarbanes-Oxley Articles & Information, Announcements, 404, deadline, 404 audit, Non-accelerated filer 404(b) information, compliance, risk management, Sarbanes-Oxley, external auditing

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

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton Wed, Jul 28, 2010 @ 04:00 PM

Now that the wait for the 404(b) reprieve is over, it appears that a new trend is emerging to investigate 404(a) statements more closely, as expressed in recent articles on investor and auditor sentiment regarding the legislative change. We are hearing from auditors directly that they will be applying more scrutiny to 404(a) statements made by their clients in their financial reports, to ensure that there is a real basis for self-certification. The newly aggressive SEC and DOJ are expanding personnel and focusing on Corporate Governance and the role of Audit Committees, Directors and Company Officers in Compliance and Financial reporting.

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Tags: Sarbanes-Oxley Articles & Information, risk assessment, Announcements, 404, 404 audit, Non-accelerated filer 404(b) information, Wall Street Reform, risk management, Sarbanes-Oxley for Non-Profits

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

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton Mon, Jul 26, 2010 @ 04:00 PM

Here at Vibato, we were recently questioned about what the Wall Street Reform Act means for non-accelerated filers with June 30th year-ends. Some lawyers have been claiming that the Wall Street Reform Act will be retroactively applied to these companies, so we contacted the SEC about the issue.

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

The PCAOB Publishes Concept Release

Posted by Bill Bockwoldton Wed, Jul 21, 2010 @ 04:00 PM

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board has made a concept release on the "Possible Rulemaking Approaches to Complement Application of Section 105 (C)(6) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002."

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Tags: Sarbanes-Oxley Articles & Information, Announcements, 404, deadline, 404 audit, Non-accelerated filer 404(b) information, compliance, risk management, Sarbanes-Oxley, external auditing

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

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton Wed, Jul 21, 2010 @ 02:00 PM

The article below was sent from a dear friend of mine and fellow SOX enthusiast, Clark Keeler, Director, BPM.  I find the article to have a significant amount of irony considering it claims that "American business people of a conservative nature have been dreaming about driving a stake through the heart of the Sarbanes-Oxley act ever since the legislation was passed..." It would seem to me that if a person was truly fiscally conservative, they would consider Sarbanes-Oxley to be the prudent choice rather than the radical one.  Internal controls require there to be a check point in a business procedure that requires someone other than the preparer of the documentation to verify the accuracy of what was prepared.  This verification prevents someone from acting alone when making decisions about shareholder assets (physical assets, capital, intangible assets, etc). I am of the opinion that this double check adds a necessary layer of review considering the potential for fraud, errors, omissions, etc.  Considering all that we at Vibato, LLC have found when testing internal controls, this is no longer just opinion but rather, fact.  Read more on the article here:

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Tags: Sarbanes-Oxley Articles & Information, Compliance tools, Announcements, 404, 404 audit, audit costs, Non-accelerated filer 404(b) information, SOX Compliance Made Simple, Wall Street Reform, Sarbanes-Oxley Training, Sarbanes-Oxley, external auditing, Sarbanes-Oxley for Non-Profits