Published: August, 2021
No one can claim that SOX 404 compliance and developing a SOX controls compliance program is easy. We can say, however, that the overall process has become much easier after years of practice and an evolving understanding—by regulators, companies, auditors and, yes, consultants—over what’s needed to create a solid internal control framework that reduces the risk of a material misstatement of the financial statements.
In fact, the process has opened up incredible efficiencies within companies as they discover during the identification, and documentation of their Sarbanes-Oxley internal controls that there are much better ways of getting done. This applies to the operations within the finance department and beyond that has any effect on how financial information is processed, analyzed and reported.
This online CPE course explores how Identifying and documenting controls for Sarbanes-Oxley is key to enabling the evaluation of process design. It will also ensure testing processes can be effectively executed. Assessors must have a strong understanding of the types and methods of internal controls. Documentation methods must meet organizational needs.
To identify controls, you must understand the concept of internal control. Internal control is a process designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the achievement of objectives in the following areas: effectiveness/efficiency of operations; reliability of financial reporting; compliance with applicable laws/regulations; safeguarding assets. You must also understand the types of control and the various methods of documentation.
This webinar will cover the following key topics:
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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.
Oct 13th, 2021
Really great overview of SOX controls, very easy to understand and retain
Dec 28th, 2021
Very useful job aid
Dec 31st, 2021