Internal Controls over Financial Reporting: Testing with Precision

Posted by Guthrie Chenon June 25, 2014

With a renewed emphasis in testing with precision on internal controls over financial reporting, it may help to jump the gun and review some of your most complex controls that would fall within scope of an external auditors review. The following definition of ‘testing with precision’ is defined in the following statement via Crowe Horwath LLP:

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

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton July 25, 2013
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Jesse Jackson Jr.'s admits to violating campaign finance laws

Posted by Alex Roweon February 8, 2013

Jesse Jackson Jr. admits to violating campaign finance law, spending funds on things such as a $40,000 Rolex watch and personal travel expenses for a friend. His plea comes in response to a federal investigation which may have led to his resignation from his congressional seat in November 2012. Jackson wife, Sandi Jackson, could also potentially be charged in the case for receiving $5,000 a month as a ‘political consultant’. Depending on the decision of the federal judge, Jackson could be facing probation or possibly prison time.

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Tags: Internal Controls, campaign, congress, Jesse Jackson Jr., campaign finance, risk management, Sarbanes-Oxley, Vibato, fraud, government, federal investigation

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

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton March 11, 2012

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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August 3, 2011: Financial Risk Assessment Free Webinar

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton June 24, 2011

 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