Increasing public concern over corporate malfeasance will result in significant changes in the way corporations handle governance and accounting matters, and as a business professional, you must have the ability to properly advise your peers and clients on how to adapt to these concerns and related regulatory changes. This one-day seminar will provide you with the information you need to effectively address these new challenges. Topics of discussion include:
- An Overview Of Sarbanes-Oxley
- Internal Controls And Corporate Compliance
- External Audits
- Corporate Governance
- Financial Reporting And Accounting
- Internal Audits
- Ethical Considerations
8:30 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.
I. Overview And Impact Of The Sarbanes-Oxley Act
9:20 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
II. Internal Controls And Corporate Compliance
10:20 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.
III. External Audits
A. Role Of The External Auditor
B. Effectiveness Of The External Audit
11:10 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
IV. Corporate Governance – Part I
A. Role Of Board Of Directors
B. Communicating With The Board
11:50 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
12:50 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
V. Corporate Governance – Part II
A. Audit Committee
B. Other Committees And Their Roles
1:50 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.
VI. Financial Reporting And Accounting
A. Revenue And Liabilities
B. Preparation Of Financial Statements
2:50 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
VII. Internal Audits
A. Role Of The Internal Auditor
B. Outsourcing Internal Auditors
C. Evaluating Internal Audits
3:50 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
VIII. Ethical Considerations
4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
IX. Questions And Answers