SOX Overview

Field: Auditing | Delivery Method: Self Study | CPE Hours: 1.5

Sarbanes-Oxley was passed in 2002 and year one of attestation for publicly traded companies was 2004. Ten years later the legislation continues to challenge companies, auditors and compliance professionals when evaluating a company’s control structure. SOX section 404 although the most prominent is only one of the many requirements covered under the legislation.

In addition, the impetus of COSO 2013 has re-focused company’s efforts on evaluating their key controls. Companies must continually evaluate whether they have designed and identified the proper controls and have adequate tests in place to determine control efficiency. With the evolution of technology solutions, the impact of information systems changes must be continually evaluated to ensure controls are adequately addressed.

Objectives of the Presentation:
  • SOX – Components of the Act
  • Legislation changes and challenges
  • Auditing Standard 2 and Auditing Standard 5
  • Requirements for Top-Down Risk Assessment
  • SOX Sequence of process – documentation, design, evaluation
  • SOX and Internal Control Framework


Field: Auditing
CPE: 1.5
Delivery Method: Self-Study
Format: Video




Your Instructor


Lynn Fountain
Lynn Fountain

Consultant, CPA, CGMA, CRMA, MBA, Past Chief Audit Executive

Business Consultant, Trainer, Author


Ms. Fountain has over 40 years of experience spanning public accounting, industry accounting and consulting. Sixteen years of that experience has been in the field of internal audit, risk managment and process improvement. She is well adept to assist your organization evaluate business strategy, perform risk assessments, establish a Sarbanes-Oxley process, synergizing internal audit processes or perform process improvement projects.


As a past corporate executive Lynn has a passion for working with professionals to enhance their processes and provide leading edge education. She has authored and delivered hundreds of training courses for accounting, finance and audit professionals. Her training is filled with not just theory but real world application.


Ms. Fountain has authored three technical publications:

-Leading the Internal Audit Function 

-Raise the Red Flag

-Ethics and the Internal Auditor's political dilemma


Lynn is a recognized leader in the internal audit profession as well as a recognized business professional.  


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


https://www.lynnfountain.net/


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