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:
- Sarbanes-Oxley Act
- What You Need To Know About Internal And External Audits
- Financial Reporting And Accounting
- Corporate Governance Matters
8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
II. Sarbanes-Oxley: The New World Order
10:15 a.m. - 10:25 a.m.
10:25 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
III. Corporate Governance
A. Role Of Board Of Directors
B. Communicating With The Board
C. Audit Committee
D. Other Committees And Their Roles
E. Directors And Officers Insurance: The Current Environment
F. Tone At The Top/Ethics
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
IV. External Audits
A. Changes In The Audit Function
B. Section 404 Attestation
C. Interaction With Management
D. Interaction With The Audit Committee
E. Focus On Fraud
F. Financial Reporting And Accounting
2:00 p.m. - 3:40 p.m. (Break 2:40 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.)
V. Compliance: From The Company's Perspective
A. Certification And Compliance
B. Internal Controls
C. Internal Audit Functions
3. Increased Effectiveness/New Focus
D. CFO Perspective
3:40 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VI. Private Companies And Non-Profit Organizations
A. Impact Of Sarbanes-Oxley
B. Influencers From The Outside
2. Board Of Directors