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.


  • 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: $545 (save $150 off the regular price of $695 if you register by June 7th).
This event will run 8:45-4:55p (Eastern Time) each day.


Register any one of three ways:
1. Register online using a credit card and click the orange button
2. Register by phone at (610) 789-3110 
3. Email your contact info to be invoiced to

Agenda: DAY 1
8:4510:45ICFR Lessons Learned and Best Practices
Common challenges 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
11:0012:15Reducing the SOX Burden
Market Trends
Automate, centralize and eliminate - rationalize the control environment without compromising risk coverage
Ease administrative on process owners
Practical examples
12:151:00Lunch Break
1:002:30Industry Panel Discussion (IPE, Data Security, New Accounting Rules), Impact of COVID...
2:403:50SOX Automation Update
Latest trends
Practical examples
3:555:00The Soxification of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance)
Recent Market Trends
Example - Sustainability Activities
Internal Audit's Role
What are other companies doing now?
Agenda: DAY 2
8:459:45Cybersecurity Disclosure Controls
SEC's proposed rules on cybersecurity risk management
Three dangerous trends: technology proliferation and mutating cyber attacks, regulation changes, shortages of IT risk and compliance talent
Solutions everyone should know to succeed
How to get ahead - meet with your external audit firm with these planned agenda topics
9:5511:25SEC Update
SEC Leadership
SEC Rulemaking Update
Comment Letter Topics
SEC Reporting Reminders
11:3512:50From SOX to Cyber: Bridging the GAP with Rapid Risk Assessment
Understand the IT Rapid Risk Assessment approach and value
How to leverage a rapid risk assessment in your organization
Cyber Risk
Approach to Security Compliance
Case Studies
Basic Training Review: general scoping, risk process and control topics
New Trends: what we are seeing with our clients
2:354:05Common SOX Trouble Areas Revisited
Control Deficiency Assessments
Journal Entries
Anti-Phishing Controls
Information Produced by Entity (IPE)
Conference Series Speakers Include:
Patrick Stultz Deloitte, Senior Manager
Brendan Finnerty Deloitte, Senior Manager
Chad Ware Protiviti, Director
Meghan Depp BDO, Professional Practice Director - SEC Services
Hilary Cabodi Effectus Group, Managing Director
Trey Slinkard Ernst & Young, Senior Manager, Global Advisory
Chris Pattillo Effectus Group, Director, Risk Advisory Services
Jason Emmons Moss Adams, Partner
Sherri Fabian BDO, Professional Practice Partner - SEC Services
Industry Panelists from Arlo, Google, Bloom Energy and Salesforce
Keith Kawashima Protiviti, Managing Director
Angela Barcelos CFGI, Partner
Aila Pallera KPMG, Managing Director
Mark Lyons Deloitte, Manager
Debbie Biddle-Castillo KPMG, ESG, Internal Control and Risk Leader