Profitable Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance

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Attain Improved Shareholder Value and Bottom-line Results
By C. Lynn Northrup
Hardcover, 6×9, 288 pages
ISBN: 978-1-932159-35-6
January 2006

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The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 has created multiple changes in how corporations manage and report financial results and evaluate the reliability of internal controls. Sarbanes-Oxley & Beyond describes the new realities facing firms, spells out the steps needed to meet the new requirements, and offers techniques for evaluation and continuous self-assessment that will become a blueprint for survival in this turbulent business environment. The framework for reliable internal controls is described and augmented with insightful tips on how management and boards of directors can utilize these tools to increase bottom-line profitability, create value, reduce risks and improve all aspects of business operations and financial reporting from top to bottom and bottom to top.

Key Features

  • Provides an understandable interpretation of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and how it will impact corporate governance and the changes required to stay in compliance
  • Removes the mystery of how management needs to assess and evaluate the reliability of financial reporting and internal controls, and use the process to improve profitability and build business value
  • Creates a blueprint for using the COSO and ERM frameworks that provide a foundation for assessing the reliability of business risk and internal controls
  • Explains the impact that the legislation will have on privately-held companies and how they can use the governance concepts to build shareholder value
  • Explores the implications of compliance on operational effectiveness and performance measurement and management

About the author(s)

C. Lynn Northrup has over 40 years of experience as a financial executive, CPA, and consultant specializing in operations and strategic cost management. He is a professional trainer and consultant and creates and teaches continuing professional education on a national and regional level. He is an active speaker at national seminars and professional conferences. Mr. Northrup is a member of the AICPA, the North Carolina Association of CPAs, and APICS. He holds an APICS certification as a CPIM and has received certification on multiple ERP and accounting/financial reporting systems. He is well published numerous magazines and journals and is author of Dynamics of Profit-Focused Accounting.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 – A Call for Governance
Chapter 2 – Sarbanes-Oxley Response
Chapter 3 – Setting the Tone
Chapter 4 – Relevance of Risk
Chapter 5 – A Dynamic Process
Chapter 6 – Design Effectiveness 
Chapter 7 – Roles and Responsibilities
Chapter 8 – Understanding the Control Environment
Chapter 9 – Information Technology Issues and Concerns
Chapter 10 – Monitoring
Chapter 11 – Self-Assessment
Chapter 12 – A New Meaning of Independence
Chapter 13 – The Cascade Effect
Chapter 14 – Audits and Auditors
Chapter 15 – Strategic Communication
Chapter 16 – Speed and Reliability