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SOX and Internal Controls Update (BOSTON, United States - October 14-15, 2020)

  • ID: 5026188
  • Conference
  • Location: BOSTON, United States
  • 2 Days
  • Accounting Conferences and Seminars LLC
  • Conference Dates: October 14-15, 2020

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
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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

Agenda: 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?
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  • Matt Svetich Effectus Group, Director of Technical Accounting & Business Development
  • Doron Rotman KPMG, Managing Director and National Privacy Service Co-Leader
  • Angela Barcelos CFGI, Partner
  • Joseph Prast Deloitte, Partner
  • Sunita Suryanarayan PwC, Principal
  • Ali Gee Deloitte, Senior Manager
  • Jason Emmons PwC, Managing Director
  • Kajal Shah Deloitte, Senior Manager
  • Amit Dewan Aviva Spectrum, Director
  • Keith Kawashima Protiviti, Managing Director
  • Bassam Qasem KPMG, Senior Manager
  • Daniel Lim Effectus Group, Managing Director
  • Steven Appeltans Ernst & Young, Senior Manager
  • Cameron Jackson Ernst & Young, Senior Manager
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