Certified Specialist in SOX Standards & Compliance

An in-depth analysis of standards and compliance requirements for Sarbanes-Oxley

The Sarbanes-Oxley legislation was not passed because companies neglected to document basic accounts payable or other financial reporting processes thoroughly. It was passed because of improprieties in the manner in which companies were approaching their Internal Controls over Financial Reporting (ICFR).

One of the most significant challenges for individuals is understanding the various components of the legislation and their potential impact. Companies have strongly focused on Sarbanes-Oxley Section 302 and 404 for their compliance efforts, however, it is important to remember that the legislation covers many more aspects of concern in regards to financial reporting. The legislation is actually composed of eleven separate sections of which companies must be aware and comply.

Understanding the basics behind the full legislation as well as the powers of the governing bodies (SEC and PCAOB) are critical components of ensuring your organization complies with the Sarbanes-Oxley legislation. It is not enough to simply focus on the most prominent sections of the legislation (Section 302 and 404), organizations must be aware of all compliance requirements and stay abreast of the actions of the SEC and PCAOB in regards to compliance efforts.

This SOX Compliance certification covers the critical implications and specifics of all aspects of the Sarbanes-Oxley legislation. It reviews elements of the legislation's various titles or sections, and details the history of the auditing standards and relevant changes. The program also examines the powers of the governing bodies and the implications for non-compliance as well as outlines specific concepts that are key to overall compliance with the complete legislation, such as understanding whistleblower hotlines and elements of complying with an internal control framework (COSO). The curriculum also covers the important role of adequately evaluating the potential for fraud within the organization to properly comply with the legislation and COSO. Learners will come away with a complete and holistic understanding of the entire Sarbanes-Oxley legislation and be prepared to lead their companies in ongoing compliance efforts.

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Certified Specialist in SOX Standards & Compliance
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Duration: 15 Hours

Requirements: Basic knowledge of Sarbanes Oxley

Method: Online, anytime, any device

Testing: Unlimited online attempts of exams at end of each course. Must pass each course with a score of 70% or better to receive certification. Tests are online and not proctored.


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