Compliance into the Weeds is the only weekly podcast which takes a deep dive into a compliance related topic, literally going into the weeds to more fully explore a subject. In this episode, Matt Kelly and I go into the weeds on issues raised around SOX compliance by internal audit functions in corporations and the use of tech solutions to improve things by a recent report of the SOX Professional Group. Some of the highlights include: Why is SOX compliance still ‘a big hassle’? A recent report by the SOX Professional Group found that internal audit is taking over more SOX reporting. Why has internal audit been asked to take over more of this role? Why would the SEC want to reduce award levels at the high end? What is the constituency for this position? The SOX Professional Group report noted that SOX compliance costs are increasing; why did an earlier Protiviti report show costs were ‘drifting downward’? Where are companies on the use of new tech solutions to facilitate SOX Compliance? Why are 73% of all companies still using Excel spreadsheet to report on SOX compliance? What role, if any, does internal audit have in cyber security? Why is cybersecurity not seen as a high risk from SOX reporting perspective? For additional reading see the following: Matt’s blog post, Report: SOX Compliance Still a Pain, on Radical Compliance. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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