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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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

6 Internal Controls Actions to Take Before June 30

Posted by Nancy Johnsonon Thu, May 19, 2011 @ 06:00 AM
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Tags: Accounting Tip of the Day, risk assessment, audit costs, Non-accelerated filer 404(b) information, internal control

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

Internal Controls: Response to Capital Market Regulation Needs an Overhaul

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton Wed, Apr 20, 2011 @ 06:56 PM

Hal. S. Scott published an article today entitled "Capital Market Regulation Needs an Overhaul" located via this link:

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Tags: Internal Controls, Sarbanes-Oxley Articles & Information, SOX, Non-accelerated filer 404(b) information, Wall Street Reform, internal control, Sarbanes-Oxley, external auditing

The Economic Benefits of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act?: Evidence From a Natural Experiment

Posted by Bill Bockwoldton Tue, Jan 18, 2011 @ 06:14 PM

Interesting post from www.compliancehome.com

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

What is the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002?

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton Wed, Sep 08, 2010 @ 04:00 PM

The Sarbanes–Oxley Act of 2002 (Pub.L. 107-204, 116 Stat. 745, enacted July 30, 2002), also known as the 'Public Company Accounting Reform and Investor Protection Act' (in the Senate) and 'Corporate and Auditing Accountability and Responsibility Act' (in the House) and commonly called Sarbanes–Oxley, Sarbox or SOX, is a United States federal law enacted on July 30, 2002. It is named after sponsors U.S. Senator Paul Sarbanes (D-MD) and U.S. Representative Michael G. Oxley (R-OH).

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Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance: Not Slowing Down!

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton Fri, Aug 27, 2010 @ 04:00 PM

We thought this information would be interesting to our readers.    
As many of you know, since March of this year, I have been in Spain, Italy, all over China (several times), and all over the US implementing Sarbanes-Oxley requirements using our SOX Compliance Made Simple © product with great success.  

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Tags: Non-accelerated filer 404(b) information, SOX Basic®, SOX Compliance Made Simple, Wall Street Reform, Product Information, Sarbanes-Oxley, Compliance in China

VIBATO IMPLEMENTS ROBUST INTERNAL CONTROL ENVIRONMENT FOR GOLDEN PHOENIX MINERALS, INC.

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton Sun, Aug 15, 2010 @ 04:00 PM

One Day SOX Implementation for Expanding Gold Mining Company

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

The SEC's Top 10 Risks: #7. Ineffective Internal or Disclosure Controls

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton Tue, Aug 10, 2010 @ 04:00 PM

This was an excellent article on why it is more important than ever to accurately document your company-specific risk exposure. The SEC Top 10 List of most frequently questioned issues over the last two years includes “Ineffective internal or disclosure controls”, an area that we believe will be receiving even greater scrutiny in light of the recent Sarbanes-Oxley 404(b) exemption for non-accelerated filers.

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