- 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
Cost: $795 (save $200 off the regular price of $995 if you register by September 4th).
This year’s event will be held at the Marriott Boston Downtown.
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*Agenda will be updated to reflect latest industry issues in early 2020.
|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
|10:30||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
|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)
|2:25||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
|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
|Agenda: DAY 2|
|8:45||10:00||Latest PCAOB Audit Trends
What is the PCAOB dinging the firms on?
Dealing with your auditors
|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
|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
|3:15||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?
|Conference Series Speakers Include:|
|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|