Course Level :Basic
Instructional Method :QAS Self Study
Advance Preparation :None
Published: May, 2022
Often, when the term Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) comes up, individuals contemplate the testing processes that are required to be executed. As evidenced many things must occur prior to even beginning to contemplate what, when, and how to test.
Prior to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, public accounting firms were unregulated. Their activities were monitored by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. With the passing of the Act, Congress established the Public Companies and Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). The Board is tasked with the oversight of the public accounting firms for issuer companies and ensuring the SOX legislation is appropriately applied.
Understanding the origin of legislation and authoritative bodies along with their powers is important to comply with the Act. Both the PCAOB and the SEC are important organizations related to Sarbanes-Oxley and their history, powers of authority, and ability to assess sanctions and fines are something that organizations should be integrally familiar with.
This online CPE course will provide a detailed outline of the roles and responsibilities of those organizations as well as some background information. Understanding the origin of legislation and authoritative bodies is important to comply with the Act
Key topics covered in this online CPE webinar:
You might be interested in the Certification course for SOX Specialists.
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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.
Fountain obtained her BSBA from Pittsburg State University and her MBA from
Washburn University in Kansas. She has her CPA, CGMA, CRMA credentials.
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.