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IBM 2010 Global CFO Survey

IBM spoke at length with more than 1900 CFOs and senior finance executives from around the world about their accomplishments and aspirations

 

While economy crumbled, top financial watchdogs at SEC surfed on Internet  The NY Daily news recounts the outrageous activities of SEC senior staffers. Leo Standora, NY Dailynews.com April 23 2010.

 

How it all began in 2002 Forbes Corporate Scandal Sheet Recap of some of the largest financial scandals to rock our economy.

 

Goldman Sachs Pays $450,000 to Settle NYSE Finding Bloomberg, Business Week By Nena Mehta May 04, 2010 -Read the story and see if you agree that this is an expensive bookeeping error.

SEC delays SOX for smaller companies until at least June 15th, 2010 - source SEC.gov Octover 2009.  Will they extend the deadline again? Stay tuned

Feeling the Pain: Are the Benefits of Sarbanes-Oxley Worth the Cost?

Now that over 2,000 public companies have filed their 404 assertions, the news from the front lines indicates that more reforms are still needed.  Tim Reason, CFO Magazine, May 1, 2005.

 

What Does Your CEO Really Know?

How much do chief executives know about company finances? Has Sarbanes-Oxley helped to increase a CEO's understanding of their company's financials?  Not necessarily, according to a recent CFO Magazine survey.  Kris Frieswick, CFO Magazine, May 1, 2005.

 

Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 Internal Controls Year One

On May 16, 2005, the PCOAB released guidance that should provide relief to many public companies.   Diane Wolff, The Blue Sage Group, May 27, 2005.

 

 

Advisory Committee on Smaller Companies

The Securities and Exchange Commission's guide for smaller companies under the securities laws, including the impact of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.  SEC Web Site.

 

The Real Cost of Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance
"Sticker Shock": When Congress passed the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, it didn't worry about how much it would cost companies. Today, CFOs are totting up the compliance bill -- and they don't like what they see.

 

Our Services:

Corporate Governance

Our corporate governance offerings provide an end-to-end assessment of your current governing structure along with comprehensive design and implementation of a governance improvement package that meets the new financial reporting, process, procedures and controls regulations of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance

Our Sarbanes-Oxley compliance offerings provide the expertise, resources, and insights required to address the complexities of the new regulations while identifying opportunities to increase your overall business performance.   We link Sarbanes-Oxley compliance with improved operational efficiency, higher revenues, and increased shareholder value.  Learn how to prevent your Sarbanes-Oxley compliance program from becoming an all consuming project that will produce nothing more than a set of government required checklists.

Performance Management

Our performance management offerings help you link strategic and operational goals and provide the ability to translate operational events into financial results and projections. 

Financial Consulting

Our financial consulting offerings provide  comprehensive  business assessment, planning, and guidance based on real world experience and with an eye to the ever changing regulatory and economic climate.  The services cover three main focus areas: financial guidance, strategic transaction planning (mergers & acquisitions, business development, IPO planning), and business process improvement.  These services are tailored to your specific needs and can be purchased individually or as part of a package. 

 

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