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Webinar Recording

The Current State of SOX: Overview and Section 404 Primer

Date: Thursday, April 9, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Sarbanes-Oxley was passed in 2002 and ten years later the legislation continues to challenge companies, auditors and compliance professionals when evaluating a company’s control structure. In addition, the impetus of COSO 2013 has re-focused companies' efforts on evaluating their key controls.

This webinar will cover the main components of SOX, review requirements for top-down risk assessment and discuss SOX and the Internal Control Framework and provide an overview of SOX Section 404.

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.

We will also address a critical element in improving compliance: the elimination of manual process and human error through automation, electronic documentation and the like.
After attending this event you will be able to:
Recognize the main components of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act
Discover the SOX Sequence of process – documentation, design, evaluation
Identify SOX and Internal Control Framework element
Recognize the primary challenges of section 404 and how to overcome them


Lynn Fountain, MBA, CGMA, CRMA, Internal Audit Expert & former Chief Audit Executive
Lynn Fountain, MBA, CGMA, CRMA
Internal Audit Expert & former Chief Audit Executive
Lynn has over 30 years of experience in the business profession, which includes public and industry accounting and over 20 years within internal and external auditing combined. She is a nationally recognized trainer and speaker and also a published author. She is a subject matter expert and specializes in Internal Audit, Sarbanes-Oxley, Enterprise Risk Management, Fraud, Governance and Compliance. Lynn has held two Chief Audit Executive positions for international companies. She has also been instrumental in the establishment of ERM, Sarbanes-Oxley and Governance frameworks. Lynn obtained her BSBA from Pittsburg State University and her MBA from Washburn University in Kansas. She also has her certificate in Certified Public Accountancy but is not a practicing CPA.
Moderated by: John Kogan, CEO,  Proformative
Moderated by: John Kogan
CEO, Proformative
John has been CFO at four technology companies, a finance executive at Cardinal Health, and in multiple roles at AlliedSignal and Cisco Systems. John has raised over $100M in equity capital and debt and has played central roles in numerous buy and sell-side transactions for both public and private companies. As COO at two companies, John also ran Engineering, Manufacturing and Customer Service operations. He has also founded, invested in and been a board member or advisor of a number of companies. John has a B.A. in Economics from Connecticut College and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.


Event Sponsor Intacct
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There are no CPE Credits for this Solution Demonstration.