Sarbanes-Oxley & Internal Controls:
PUBLIC COMPANIES MUST COMPLY WITH
THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, also known as the Public Company Accounting Reform and Investor Protection
Act of 2002 and commonly called Sarbanes-Oxley, Sarbox or SOX, is a United States Federal law enacted on
July 30, 2002 in response to a number of major corporate and accounting scandals including those
affecting Enron, Tyco International, Adelphia, Peregrine Systems and WorldCom.
ECG can help companies with their compliance needs as well as establishing appropriate corporate
governance procedures through Business Control Improvement Programs, Internal Audits, Issue Tracking
Databases, and policies and procedures. ECG will review internal controls documentation, document internal control environments,
test and evaluate control effectiveness, assess risks, remediate inefficiencies and recommend a
plan for improvement and continuous monitoring.
ECG’s experienced professionals specialize in risks and controls, and will help ensure compliance with
SOX 404. We will evaluate the client’s documentation and sign-off procedures to support management's
design and operation of the internal control process. If necessary, ECG can help redesign the control
structure to eliminate unnecessary controls and institute more effective and meaningful controls, thus
increasing value and productivity.
ECG can help maintain SOX 404 compliance year after year. Whether your company is small or large, and
whether you are working toward your first year of compliance or an ongoing compliance maintenance
strategy, we can provide expertise to help you along every step of the process.
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