Sarbanes Oxley Guide for Finance and Information Technology Professionals

Author: Sanjay Anand
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471927678
Format: PDF, Docs
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Praise for Sarbanes-Oxley Guide for Finance and InformationTechnology Professionals "Effective SOX programs enlist the entire organization to buildand monitor a compliant control environment. However, even the bestSOX programs are inefficient at best, ineffective at worst, ifthere is a lack of informed, competent finance and IT personnel tosupport the effort. This book provides these importantprofessionals a needed resource for and road map towardsuccessfully implementing their SOX initiative." —Scott Green Chief Administrative Officer, Weil, Gotshal& Manges LLP and author, Sarbanes-Oxley and the Board ofDirectors "As a former CFO and CIO, I found this book to be an excellentsynopsis of SOX, with impressive implementation summaries andchecklists." —Michael P. Cangemi CISA, Editor in Chief, InformationSystems Control Journal and author, Managing the AuditFunction "An excellent introduction to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act from theperspective of the financial and IT professionals that are on thefront lines of establishing compliance in their organizations. Theauthor walks through many areas by asking 'what can go wrong' typesof questions, and then outlines actions that should be taken aswell as the consequences of noncompliance. This is a good book toadd to one's professional library!" —Robert R. Moeller Author, Sarbanes-Oxley and the NewInternal Auditing Rules "Mr. Anand has compiled a solid overview of the control systemsneeded for not only accounting systems, but also the informationtechnologies that support those systems. Among the Sarbanes bookson the market, his coverage of both topics is unique." —Steven M. Bragg Author, Accounting Best Practices "An excellent overview of the compliance process. A must-readfor anyone who needs to get up to speed quickly withSarbanes-Oxley." —Jack Martin Publisher, Sarbanes-Oxley ComplianceJournal

IT Governance based on CobiT 4 1 A Management Guide

Author: Koen Brand
Publisher: Van Haren
ISBN: 9087531168
Format: PDF, ePub
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This IT Governance Management Guide is the result of a project that involved many experts from all over the world. It started out as a compact reference to one framework, but it grew into an original document on IT Governance. It provides readers with 2 benefits . First, it is a quick-reference guide to IT governance for those who are not acquainted with this field. Second, it is a high-level introduction to ISACA's open standard COBIT 4.1 that will encourage further study. This guide follows the process structure of COBIT 4.1, in addition it supplies new information to the structure. This guide is aimed at business and IT (service) managers, consultants, auditors and anyone interested in learning more about the possible application of IT governance standards in the IT management domain. In addition, it provides students in IT and Business Administration with a compact reference to COBIT 4.1. By this book is a separate file (free, via internet) available: • All images in the book, in Powerpoint format. Click on the button Training Material by the book on our website.

The Sarbanes Oxley Body of Knowledge SOXBoK An Introduction

Author: Sanjay Anand
Publisher: Van Haren
ISBN: 9087530838
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This Introduction Guide to the Sarbanes-Oxley Body of Knowledge (SOXBoK) is the world's most comprehensive, authoritative compendium on Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX). Produced by SOX Institute, the leading provider of Sarbanes-Oxley research, education, certification, advisory and membership services for GRC (Governance, Risk Management and Compliance) professionals, the SOXBoK has been created by practitioners for practitioners. It covers all titles and sections of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and provides actionable advice for implementation using GASP (Generally Accepted SOX Principles). It is a must-have for anyone implementing SOX and similar regulations. It addresses the Finance, Accounting, Audit, IT, Ethics, Legal, Risk and other disciplines impacted by SOX. Includes the Act.

Health Informatics Practical Guide for Healthcare and Information Technology Professionals Sixth Edition

Author: Robert E. Hoyt
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1304791106
Format: PDF, ePub
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Health Informatics (HI) focuses on the application of Information Technology (IT) to the field of medicine to improve individual and population healthcare delivery, education and research. This extensively updated fifth edition reflects the current knowledge in Health Informatics and provides learning objectives, key points, case studies and references.

Sarbanes Oxley Compliance Using COBIT and Open Source Tools

Author: Christian B Lahti
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080489674
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book illustrates the many Open Source cost savings opportunities available to companies seeking Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. It also provides examples of the Open Source infrastructure components that can and should be made compliant. In addition, the book clearly documents which Open Source tools you should consider using in the journey towards compliance. Although many books and reference material have been authored on the financial and business side of Sox compliance, very little material is available that directly address the information technology considerations, even less so on how Open Source fits into that discussion. Each chapter begins with an analysis of the business and technical ramifications of Sarbanes-Oxley as regards to topics covered before moving into the detailed instructions on the use of the various Open Source applications and tools relating to the compliance objectives. Shows companies how to use Open Source tools to achieve SOX compliance, which dramatically lowers the cost of using proprietary, commercial applications Only SOX compliance book specifically detailing steps to achieve SOX compliance for IT Professionals

QFinance

Author: Various Authors
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
ISBN: 9781849300001
Format: PDF
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Compiled by more than 300 of the world's leading professionals, visionaries, writers and educators, this is THE first-stop reference resource and knowledge base for finance. QFINANCE covers an extensive range of finance topics with unique insight, authoritative information, practical guidance and thought-provoking widsom. Unmatched for in-depth content, QFINANCE contains more than 2 million words of text, data analysis, critical summaries and bonus online content. Created by Bloomsbury Publishing in association with the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) Authority, QFINANCE is the expert reference resource for finance professionals, academics, students, journalists and writers. QFINANCE: The Ultimate Resource Special Features: Best Practice and Viewpoint Essays – Finance leaders, experts and educators address how to resolve the most crucial issues and challenges facing business today. Finance Checklists – Step-by-step guides offer problem-solving solutions including hedging interest-rate risk, governance practices, project appraisal, estimating enterprise value and managing credit ratings. Calculations and Ratios – Essential mathematical tools include how to calculate return on investment, return on shareholders’ equity, working capital productivity, EVA, risk-adjusted rate of return, CAPM, etc. Finance Thinkers and Leaders – Illuminating biographies of 50 of the leading figures in modern finance including Joseph De La Vega, Louis Bachelier, Franco Modigliani, Paul Samuelson, and Myron Scholes Finance Library digests –Summaries of more than 130 key works ranging from “Against the Gods” to “Portfolio Theory & Capital Markets” and “The Great Crash”. Country and Sector Profiles – In-depth analysis of 102 countries and 26 sectors providing essential primary research resource for direct or indirect investment. Finance Information Sources – A select list of the best resources for further information on finance and accounting worldwide, both in print and online, including books, journal articles, magazines, internet, and organizations Finance Dictionary – A comprehensive jargon-free, easy-to-use dictionary of more than 9,000 finance and banking terms used globally. Quotations – More than 2,000 business relevant quotations. Free access to QFinance Online Resources (www.qfinance.com): Get daily content updates, podcasts, online events and use our fully searchable database.

Accounts Payable and Sarbanes Oxley

Author: Mary S. Schaeffer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471928240
Format: PDF
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"Accounts Payable and Sarbanes-Oxley cements Mary Schaeffer's reputation as the premier authority on accounts payable. She provides great detail on all aspects of the payables systems needed to comply with Sarbanes-Oxley. A must for every controller's bookshelf!" —Steven Bragg, Premier Data Services "Mary Schaeffer has done it again! America's most accomplished accounts payable expert has written another authoritative and comprehensive work. This time she takes aim at internal controls and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act as they impact the payables function. Whether or not you are required to comply with the Act, this book will help you meet the challenges facing professionals who demand effective and efficient controls both now and in the future. This book is an enormous resource and blueprint for any financial professional." —Bob Lovallo, President, Pinpoint Profit Recovery Services, Inc. "There are many guides to complying with Sarbanes-Oxley yet this text is the first I have seen that provides accounts payable departments with a game plan, both from a mile-high and an in-the-trenches viewpoint. Even if you are not concerned with SOX, this guide provides the foundational control framework and best practices for any accounts payable department." —Richard B. Lanza, CPA/CITP, CFE, PMP, President, Cash Recovery Partners L.L.C "Mary Schaeffer's book provides clearly written guidance on the causes, consequences, and best practices for accounts payables internal controls. Every accounting, auditing, and information technology professional who deals with accounts payable will find some useful suggestions in this book." —Dr. Will Yancey, CPA, independent consultant "If you only read one book on the duties and responsibilities of the accounts payable representative-make it this one. Ms. Schaeffer is absolutely brilliant at explaining the impact the Sarbanes-Oxley Act will have on the organization and its accounts payable procedures. Whether you are a seasoned accounts payable representative or just new to the position, this book will help you to become firmly grounded in your ability to perform your role in the accounts payable department." —Jerry W. Michael, President, IRSCompliance.org The accounts payable blueprint to becoming Sarbanes-Oxley compliant The Sarbanes-Oxley Act provides a rigorous discipline that can be used by all organizations, regardless of whether they are publicly traded or not. Strong internal controls and segregation of duties should become a standard way of thinking rather than something required by law. Accounts Payable and Sarbanes-Oxley provides a comprehensive overview of the Act and lays out the necessary guidelines that affect accounts payable to ensure compliance in the accounts payable department.

Financial Reporting of Environmental Liabilities and Risks after Sarbanes Oxley

Author: C. Gregory Rogers
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471746959
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Financial Reporting of Environmental Liabilities and Risks is a complete guide to developing the underlying business systems to successfully report environmental matters in audited financial statements and reports filed with the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC). It sets forth relevant reporting and internal control standards and discusses important issues affecting reporting entities, accountants, lawyers, and environmental professionals.