Accounting Tip of the Day: Keeping Current with Legislative Guidance

Posted by Bill Bockwoldt on November 16, 2010

I had a great question asked of me today about staying current with SOX/SAS news.  With such a broad topic, it is often difficult to put a dent into all the available information.  


I work for a company who doesn't provide the resources that would be helpful in staying current on SOX and SAS news. So what would be your recommendation on the best way to stay sharp and current?


Great question - I would recommend setting up Google alerts with the key words Sarbanes-Oxley, SAS, Compliance, PCAOB, etc. (I don't recommend "SOX" because you will get more Red SOX alerts than anything).

I believe alerts require a Google gmail account but they are free. Once you setup the gmail account, go to Settings > Google Account Settings > Alerts and enter your key words. You'll receive an email that includes links to articles from all over the internet and you set the frequency of how often you receive the alerts (so daily, weekly, etc). It is a great way to stay current on SOX/SAS news and its free.

All my best,

Teresa Bockwoldt MBA, MST 
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Vibato®, LLC 
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