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SOX 404

  • Accountant
  • CRMA
  • CPA/CFF
  • CFE
  • CGAP
  • CGFM
  • CIA
  • CMA
  • CPA (US)
  • CVA
  • IAP
  • QIAL
  • CBA/MCBA
  • CFIRS
  • CWS

Published: May, 2022

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  • Course Description
  • Course Qualification
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Course Description

Course Description

Sarbanes-Oxley was passed in 2002 and year one of attestation for publicly traded companies was 2004.  SOX section 404 is the most prominent of the many requirements covered under the legislation.

The most contentious aspect of SOX is Section 404, which requires management and the external auditor to report on the adequacy of the company's internal control on financial reporting (ICFR). This is the costliest aspect of the legislation for companies to implement, as documenting and testing important financial manual and automated controls requires enormous effort.

The online CPE webinar is a comprehensive guide to the SOX 404 process. Our expert Lynn Fountain shows you the “ins and outs” of 404 compliance, providing the practical knowledge to get you up to speed

Key topics covered in this online CPE course:

  • Summary of SOX 404 requirements
  • COSO and the Internal Control Framework
  • SEC and PCAOB ongoing SOX 404 requirements
  • Accounting Risk Assessment
  • Documentation Requirements
  • Testing Requirements
  • Significant Deficiency and Material Weakness
  • PCAOB 2012 Report on Public Companies ICFR
This online CPE webinar is designed to provide accountants and other financial professionals with the practical knowledge to successfully implement the 404 processes.
You’ll learn how to set up your compliance project and manage it from start to finish. You’ll take advantage of lessons learned and be able to meet your reporting requirements.

You might be interested in the Certification course for SOX Specialists.

Modules

  • 1.1 Introduction of SOX legislation
  • 00:06:10
  • 1.2 SOX Primer overview
  • 00:01:47

  • 2.1 Sequence of events and Internal control
  • 00:11:41
  • 2.2 COSO update and new concepts
  • 00:03:30
  • 2.3 Operating environment
  • 00:02:40
  • 2.4 Assessing effectiveness
  • 00:04:55
  • 2.5 SEC ongoing requirements
  • 00:05:01
  • 2.6 Relevant assertions
  • 00:08:35
  • 2.7 Accounting risk assessment
  • 00:20:40

  • 3.1 What to document?
  • 00:07:13
  • 3.2 Process flows and documentation requirements
  • 00:06:02
  • 3.3 Identifying control types
  • 00:03:18
  • 3.4 Documenting - Non - Routine, Estimates, Process
  • 00:03:10

Learning Objectives

  • To recognize a process methodology to use for SOX 404 attestation
  • To differentiate the key requirements of SOX documentation
  • To identify key requirements of sourcing risks and documenting controls
  • To describe requirements to assess design effectiveness and then validate operating effectiveness
  • To recognize and apply the materiality concept
  • To identify the proper levels of reporting for your SOX 404 process
  • To recognize the importance of understanding all elements of the COSO framework
  • To identify how to properly attest to the COSO principles
  • To identify and apply the steps of the SOX Section 404 process
  • Describe key control
  • To recognize correct statements about the control environment
  • To identify how a process flow should show
  • To describe risk tolerance

Recommended For

  • This IIA Approved SOX webinar is recommended for CIA and all other titles governed by IIA.
  • This online CPE webinar is recommended for CPA, CMA, Accountants and Finance Professionals, CFOs, CEOs, Legal and compliance professionals, Board members, and Audit committee members involved in forming and assessing internal controls.

Who Should Attend?

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Firm
  • Accounting Managers
  • Accounting Practice Owners
  • Accounts Director
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • CPA in Business
  • Entrepreneurial CPA
  • Senior Accountant
  • Staff of Accounting Firm
  • Young CPA

Course Qualification

Webinar Qualifies For

  • 2 General Credit for Accountant/Bookeeper
  • 2 CPE Credit for Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA)
  • 2 CPE Credit of Internal Auditing for Certified Internal Auditors (CIA)
  • 2 CPE Credit of Auditing for Certified Management Accountants (CMA)
  • 2 CPE Credit of Auditing for Certified Public Accountants (CPA-US)
  • 2 CPE Credit for Internal Audit Practitioner (IAP)
  • 2 CPE Credit for Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership (QIAL)
  • 2 CE Credit for Certified Fiduciary & Investment Risk Specialist (CFIRS)
  • 2 CE Credit for Certified Wealth Strategist (CWS)
  • 2 CPD Credit of Auditing for Certified Financial Forensics (CFF)
  • 2 CPE Credit of Auditing for Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • 2 CPE Credit for Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP)
  • 2 CPE Credit for Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM)
  • 2 CPE Credit of Auditing for Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)
  • 2 CPE Credit of Auditing for Certified Business Appraiser/Master Certified Business Appraiser (CBA/MCBA)

Additional details

  • Course Level :
    Basic
  • Credits :
    2
  • Instructional Method :
    QAS Self Study
  • Pre-requisites :
    None
  • Advance Preparation :
    None

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Presenter

About Presenter

Lynn Fountain, CRMA, CPA (US), CGMA, MBA

Owner, Lynn Fountain Consulting and Training

Lynn Fountain has over 39 years of experience spanning public accounting, corporate accounting and consulting. 20 years of her experience has been working in the areas of internal and external auditing and risk management. She is a subject matter expert in multiple fields including internal audit, ethics, fraud evaluations, Sarbanes-Oxley, enterprise risk management, governance, financial management and compliance.  Lynn has held two Chief Audit Executive (CAE) positions for international companies.   In one of her roles as CAE, she assisted in the investigation of a multi-million-dollar fraud scheme perpetrated by a vendor that spanned 7 years and implicated 20 employees.  The fraud was formally investigation by the FBI and resulted in 5 indictments estimating a $13M fraud loss.

Ms. Fountain is currently engaged in her own consulting and training practice.  She has successfully executed on several consulting assignments spanning areas of accounting, risk, ERM and internal audit.  She is a highly sought-after trainer and international speaker and has produced hundreds of courses delivered through seminars, conferences and on-demand training.  She is the author of three separate technical books. 

  • Raise the Red Flag – The Internal Auditors Guide to Fraud Evaluations”.
  • Leading the Internal Audit Function
  • Ethics and the Internal Auditor’s Dilemma

Ms. Fountain obtained her BSBA from Pittsburg State University and her MBA from Washburn University in Kansas. She has her CPA, CGMA, CRMA credentials. 


About Company

Lynn Fountain Consulting and Training

www.lynnfountain.net/

Ms. Fountain has become known as an international trainer on topics of Leadership, Internal Audit, Accounting, Finance, Ethics, Business Processes, Bookkeeping, Cybersecurity and Business Issues.  She has over 150 training topics that can be tailored to meet your needs.

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