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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.
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
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
Use of automated control testing and RPA
SOX hours continue to climb
8:45 10:00 Latest PCAOB Audit Trends
What is the PCAOB dinging the firms on?
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
Where companies are running into issues
11:30 12:30 IT General Controls: Deeper Dive
Trends in IT General and Application Controls
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
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?
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.