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

August 3, 2011: Financial Risk Assessment Free Webinar

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton Fri, Jun 24, 2011 @ 05:05 PM

 You are cordially invited to the Vibato Webinar Series, How to Perform a Financial Risk Assessment being held on Wednesday, August 3, 2011 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT.  

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Tags: Sarbanes-Oxley Articles & Information, financial risk, Compliance tools, risk assessment, best-practice, SOX Compliance Made Simple, Sarbanes-Oxley Training, compliance, risk management, Sarbanes-Oxley, audit scope, Internal Control Education

New Video Posted- Internal Controls Considerations for Nonprofits

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton Fri, Jun 03, 2011 @ 02:02 PM
Watch to learn about financial repoting concerns that you should consider when implementing internal controls at at non-profit organization.



On May 24, 2011 at Sonoma Mountain Village, Teresa Bockwoldt spoke on behalf of Vibato, LLC for the North-Bay 2011 Board Member Boot Camp for Non-Profits.


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Tags: Internal Controls, risk assessment, Vibato Products, Sarbanes-Oxley Training, risk management, Vibato

You're Invited - Webinar: How to Perform a Financial Risk Assessment

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton Wed, Jun 01, 2011 @ 05:07 PM

 You are cordially invited to the Vibato Webinar Series, How to Perform a Financial Risk Assessment being held on Thursday, June 23, 2011 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT.  

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Tags: risk assessment, Vibato Webinars, risk management, 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

Internal Control Deficiency Measurement in 5 Steps

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton Wed, Apr 13, 2011 @ 08:39 AM

An internal control deficiency can be caused by a number of issues but it is primarily defined as an error discovered during internal controls testing (e.g., a payment was coded to utilities when it should have been coded to inventory) or during a review of the internal control evidence (e.g., the internal or external auditors discover the coding mistake rather than management finding it as part of their closing activities).  An internal control deficiency may also occur simply from someone forgetting to execute one of their internal controls entirely.

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Tags: Internal Controls, Compliance tools, risk assessment, audit, SOX, 404 audit, best-practice, Controls Testing, 10k, Product Information, Sarbanes-Oxley Training, compliance, risk management, Sarbanes-Oxley, audit deficiency, Internal Control Deficiency

Internal Controls Prevent Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Issues

Posted by Bill Bockwoldton Thu, Feb 17, 2011 @ 03:40 PM

When considering the acquisition of a Foreign entity, it is prudent to review their internal controls for any issues that could be cited under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Large fines and increasing enforcement are causing companies to think twice before jumping in to new deals.

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Tags: Internal Controls, segregation of duties, FCPA, risk assessment, Acquisition, Sarbanes-Oxley

Credit Checks as Fraud Prevention

Posted by Bill Bockwoldton Tue, Feb 15, 2011 @ 12:35 PM

Hiring a new employee in the finance department at your small-to-medium business?

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Tags: Internal Controls, risk assessment, Sarbanes-Oxley Training, Sarbanes-Oxley

Internal Controls Tools Suite That Can Ease The Management Of Your Accounting & Financial Reporting

Posted by Bill Bockwoldton Thu, Jan 06, 2011 @ 04:20 PM

Have you ever wondered how internal controls can benefit your accounting and financial reporting systems? Have you been worrying excessively, recently, concerning the upcoming audit of your company and possible conflicting situations that could arise? Certainly, for a firm in the 21st century proper accounting management is one of the most vital issues, and that's why smaller companies with limited staff resources in this field should make use of up to date technologies to take care of this.  See more via this link:jimmie8owens.typepad.com

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Tags: risk assessment, 404, Vibato Products, 404 audit, audit costs, Product Information, compliance, risk management, Vibato

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