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What Is Sarbanes-Oxley? - Guy Lander

What Is Sarbanes-Oxley?

Paperback Published: 25th November 2003
ISBN: 9780071437967
Number Of Pages: 114

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Everything corporate employees must know to understand--and comply with--the Sarbanes-Oxley Act

No law in recent memory has caused more confusion and apprehension in corporate America than the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOA). "What Is Sarbanes-Oxley?" is a concise, comprehensive overview of the act, filled with plain-English explanations of the vital details employees at every level must know and understand to help their firms achieve and maintain SOA compliance.

Summarizing the text of the law for ease of understanding and reference, this vital addition to McGraw-Hill's What Is . . . ? series provides readers with: Guidelines for ensuring that a company's policies, procedures, systems, and controls are SOA compliant Management certification responsibilities and noncompliance penalties--under hot-button Sections 302, 404, and 906 Techniques for modifying existing control systems and programs to meet new SOA specifications

An overview of the Sarbanes-Oxley Actp. 1
Disclosure controls and proceduresp. 10
Management's discussion and analysisp. 23
Non-GAAP financial measures (regulation G)p. 35
Real-time disclosures and increased SEC review of periodic reportsp. 42
Corporate governance standardsp. 46
The audit committeep. 54
Codes of conduct and ethics, governance guidelinesp. 65
Other standards applicable to directors or officersp. 69
Auditor independencep. 75
Oversight board and regulationp. 85
Attorney professional responsibility (Section 307)p. 90
Employee whistle-blower protectionp. 97
Misconduct, penalties, and statutes of limitationsp. 100
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ISBN: 9780071437967
ISBN-10: 0071437967
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 114
Published: 25th November 2003
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.3  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.19
Edition Number: 1