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SOX and Internal Controls Update Conference

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$ 995.00

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SOX and Internal Control best practices continue to evolve. Led by national accounting firm technical experts and complemented by industry panelists, the program includes a combination of lectures and interactive discussions for a deeper understanding of the topics. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Understand the latest regulatory/best practice changes in key areas; What to expect under the new administration; Begin to assess the effects of the latest accounting standards on your SOX compliance. Fee per person: $995

Provider:


Accounting Conferences and Seminars LLC

Topic(s):


Finance & Accounting

Who Should Attend?


Accounting professionals


SOX and Internal Control best practices continue to evolve. Led by national accounting firm technical experts and complemented by industry panelists, the program includes a combination of lectures and interactive discussions for a deeper understanding of the topics.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:


AGENDA

DAY 1

8:00 8:45 Continental Breakfast and Registration

8:45 10:15 ICFR Lessons Learned and Best Practices

Common challenged in the SOX program life cycle including risk assessment and control selection and design

Controls related to significant unusual transactions

Information Used in Controls (IUC) and the use of technology to modernize the SOX program

10:15 10:30 Break

10:30 12:00 Are Your Internal Controls in Harmony With Your Business

Has your ICFR program kept pace with changes in the business and regulatory landscapes

How do you select and monitor the right scope and mix of controls?

Refreshing your ICFR program can provide additional results

12:00 1:00 Lunch

1:00 2:15 Information Provided by Entity (IPE) Update

IPE Requirements

How companies are dealing with IPE

Importance of good IPE controls

IPE in relation to Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

2:15 2:25 Break

2:25 3:55 Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Update

Understand and control RPA risks

Getting it right from the start rather than patching later

Practical examples and cases

3:55 4:00 Break

4:00 5:30 SOX Survey Results Explained

Current state of Sarbanes-Oxley

Benchmarking SOX Costs, Hours and Controls

Key findings

Use of automated control testing and RPA

SOX hours continue to climb

DAY 2

8:45 10:00 Latest PCAOB Audit Trends

What is the PCAOB dinging the firms on?

Industry trends

Dealing with your auditors

10:00 10:10 Break

10:10 11:30 Data Privacy and Impact on Testing SOX Controls

Confidentiality of examples and population

Trends

Where companies are running into issues

11:30 12:30 IT General Controls: Deeper Dive

Trends in IT General and Application Controls

Deficiencies

What we are seeing with our clients

12:30 1:30 Lunch

1:30 3:00 SOX and the New Revenue Recognition Rules

Data, system and process implications

Risk assessment

Designing and implementing adoption specific controls

What we saw in initial implementation efforts

3:00 3:15 Break

3:15 4:30 FAQs - Top Client Questions on SOX & Internal Controls

How can we reduce SOX compliance fees?

Do I have too many key controls?

What is the right/best way to perform an account reconciliation?

I want to go public. What do I need to think about?

How can I streamline my controls with technology and automation?

I'm putting in a new system - what do I need to think about?

What is coming down the pipeline from the PCAOB, external auditors, that I need to know about?

How can I demonstrate that I remediated a meterial weakness?


Sponsor Background:

Accounting Conferences and Seminars LLC is a professional training organization dedicated to providing the most effective continuing education experience for CPAs in industry and public accounting.

We are registered with the United States National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry for CPE Sponsors.

Our programs are designed to qualify for continuing education credits in all 50 US States and comply with the Joint NASBA/AICPA Statement on Standards for Continuing Professional Education Programs.

Accounting Conferences and Seminars LLC (ACS LLC) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit.

We offer live training and live webcasts because we believe most people learn better in a live training environment. Many people thrive on the chance to collaborate with their counterparts. The real time discussion provides interaction that can’t be duplicated with any technology. Live training allows for more effective question and answer time and the chance for trainers/instructors to make adjustments on the fly to methods and pacing.

Our conferences and seminars are offered in major cities throughout the United States. We use facilities that complement the learning process and provide a comfortable interactive experience.

In an era where change is the only constant, our network of speakers and instructors focus on the practical essentials you need to understand the latest developments and apply the concepts at your own organization and clients.

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