The Complete Guide To Sarbanes Oxley

Author: Stephen M Bainbridge
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 144050105X
Format: PDF, ePub
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As of the end of 2006, small businesses, which were once exempt, now have to comply with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX). Under Sarbanes-Oxley, they will now be exposed to audits, reviews and will have to make their profits, losses, and compensation packages public. The Complete Guide to Sarbanes-Oxley will answer the following questions: How do companies comply with SOX? How does SOX effect relations within the firm? Should a public company go private to avoid SOX? The Complete Guide to Sarbanes-Oxley is a nontechnical, "plain English" guide for the managers and directors of the 13,000 publicly held corporations now subject to SOX. No business owner should be without it!

US amerikanisches Gesellschaftsrecht

Author: Hanno Merkt
Publisher: Fachmedien Recht und Wirtschaft
ISBN: 3800590190
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Das Standardwerk zum US-amerikanischen Gesellschaftsrecht erscheint acht Jahre nach der zweiten Auflage aktualisiert und vollständig überarbeitet. Das Werk filtert aus der gewaltigen Materialfülle des Rechts der 50 Einzelstaaten sowie des Bundesrechts der USA die tragenden Grundsätze des Gesellschafts- und insbesondere des Kapitalgesellschaftsrechts heraus und bietet Wissenschaftlern wie Praktikern einen Einstieg in viele Detailprobleme. Die Neuauflage vermittelt einen zuverlässigen systematischen Überblick über alle großen und aktuellen Themen des US-amerikanischen Gesellschaftsrechts, u. a. von der aktuellen Corporate Governance-Diskussion über die Gründung einer Business Corporation, die Haftung und Kontrolle des Managements, das Proxy-System, den Shareholder Activism, das M&A-Geschäft bis zur Auflösung und Abwicklung. Dabei wurden neben dem Dodd-Frank Act und zahlreichen weiteren GeSetzesreformen die umfangreiche Judikatur und Literatur der vergangenen acht Jahre berücksichtigt. Insgesamt wurden mehr als 400 neue Entscheidungen eingearbeitet.

QFINANCE The Ultimate Resource 4th edition

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 184930064X
Format: PDF, Docs
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QFINANCE: The Ultimate Resource (4th edition) offers both practical and thought-provoking articles for the finance practitioner, written by leading experts from the markets and academia. The coverage is expansive and in-depth, with key themes which include balance sheets and cash flow, regulation, investment, governance, reputation management, and Islamic finance encompassed in over 250 best practice and thought leadership articles. This edition will also comprise key perspectives on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors -- essential for understanding the long-term sustainability of a company, whether you are an investor or a corporate strategist. Also included: Checklists: more than 250 practical guides and solutions to daily financial challenges; Finance Information Sources: 200+ pages spanning 65 finance areas; International Financial Information: up-to-date country and industry data; Management Library: over 130 summaries of the most popular finance titles; Finance Thinkers: 50 biographies covering their work and life; Quotations and Dictionary.

The Public Company Transformed

Author: Brian Cheffins
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190640332
Format: PDF, Docs
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For decades, the public company has played a dominant role in the American economy. Since the middle of the 20th century, the nature of the public company has changed considerably. The transformation has been a fascinating one, marked by scandals, political controversy, wide swings in investor and public sentiment, mismanagement, entrepreneurial verve, noisy corporate "raiders" and various other larger-than-life personalities. Nevertheless, amidst a voluminous literature on corporations, a systematic historical analysis of the changes that have occurred is lacking. The Public Company Transformed correspondingly analyzes how the public company has been recast from the mid-20th century through to the present day, with particular emphasis on senior corporate executives and the constraints affecting the choices available to them. The chronological point of departure is the managerial capitalism era, which prevailed in large American corporations following World War II. The book explores managerial capitalism's rise, its 1950s and 1960s heyday, and its fall in the 1970s and 1980s. It describes the American public companies and executives that enjoyed prosperity during the 1990s, and the reversal of fortunes in the 2000s precipitated by corporate scandals and the financial crisis of 2008. The book also considers the regulation of public companies in detail, and discusses developments in shareholder activism, company boards, chief executives, and concerns about oligopoly. The volume concludes by offering conjectures on the future of the public corporation, and suggests that predictions of the demise of the public company have been exaggerated.

Sarbanes Oxley For Dummies

Author: Jill Gilbert Welytok
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470040831
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Whether you’re a CEO or a file clerk, it’s important to understand Sarbanes-Oxley, the post-Enron legislation aimed at keeping corporations honest and ethical. However, with over eighty pages of dense, wordy language in the statute and thousands of pages of related congressional hearings, getting a firm grip of SOX can fluster even the most well-informed businessperson. Sarbanes-Oxley For Dummies is the no-nonsense, plain-English guide to this new law that leads you through its rules and pronouncements, giving you a sense of how to anticipate future trends and traps in this area of the law. With this trusty book, you’ll get a handle on the important aspects of the legislation, how it affects you and your company, and how companies can comply more cost-effectively. It provides you with the knowledge to: Understand why SOX was created Determine what aspects of SOX apply to your company Develop meaningful standards for your company Institute cost-effective compliance with SOX Manage and streamline Section 404 compliance Find specific SEC laws and pronouncements Interpret media accounts, court cases, and economic projections Avoid lawsuits and regulatory actions Anticipate future SEC rules and PCAOB pronouncements This book also shows you how to build an effective audit committee and makes suggestions on sensible precautions that every manager should take in order to avoid legal troubles. Complete with the entire Sarbanes-Oxley act and sample documents, Sarbanes-Oxley For Dummies helps you discover how to follow the law and protect your business.

The Regulatory Aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis

Author: Eilís Ferran
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139851780
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The EU and the US responded to the global financial crisis by changing the rules for the functioning of financial services and markets and by establishing new oversight bodies. With the US Dodd–Frank Act and numerous EU regulations and directives now in place, this book provides a timely and thoughtful explanation of the key elements of the new regimes in both regions, of the political processes which shaped their content and of their practical impact. Insights from areas such as economics, political science and financial history elucidate the significance of the reforms. Australia's resilience during the financial crisis, which contrasted sharply with the severe problems that were experienced in the EU and the US, is also examined. The comparison between the performances of these major economies in a period of such extreme stress tells us much about the complex regulatory and economic ecosystems of which financial markets are a part.

Complying with Sarbanes Oxley Section 404

Author: Lynford Graham
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470603994
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A step-by-step approach for planning and performing an assessment of internal controls Filled with specific guidance for small-business compliance to SEC and PCAOB requirements relating to Sarbanes-Oxley 404, Complying with Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404: A Guide for Small Publicly Held Companies provides you with specific guidance on working with auditors to achieve benefits and cost reductions. This practical guide helps you knowledgeably interpret and conform to Sarbanes-Oxley 404 compliance and features: Clear, jargon-free coverage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and how it affects you Links to current guidance online Specific guidance to companies on how to work with auditors to achieve benefits and cost reductions Coverage of IT and IT general controls Examples and action plans providing blueprints for implementing requirements of the act Easy-to-understand coverage of the requirements of the SEC and PCAOB Discussion of the requirements for assessing internal control effectiveness A look at how the new guidance will reduce your costs In-depth explanations to help professionals understand how best to approach the internal control engagement Practice aids, including forms, checklists, illustrations, diagrams, and tables Continuing to evolve and bring about business and cultural change, this area of auditing and corporate governance is demystified in Complying with Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404: A Guide for Small Publicly Held Companies, your must-have, must-own guide to SOX 404 implementation and an effective tool and reference guide for every corporate manager.

Guide to Nonprofit Corporate Governance in the Wake of Sarbanes Oxley

Author: ABA Coordinating Committee on Nonprofit Governance
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781590315675
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This guidebook provides a complete overview of the major reforms enacted or triggered by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, including governace reforms promulgated by the SEC and the Stock Exchanges.

Accounts Payable and Sarbanes Oxley

Author: Mary S. Schaeffer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471928240
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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 Intelligence Revised Edition

Author: Karen Berman
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1422144127
Format: PDF, ePub
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Inc. magazine calls it one of “the best, clearest guides to the numbers” on the market. Readers agree, saying it’s exactly “what I need to know” and calling it a “must-read” for decision makers without expertise in finance. Since its release in 2006, Financial Intelligence has become a favorite among managers who need a guided tour through the numbers—helping them to understand not only what the numbers really mean, but also why they matter. This new, completely updated edition brings the numbers up to date and continues to teach the basics of finance to managers who need to use financial data to drive their business. It also addresses issues that have become even more important in recent years—including questions around the financial crisis and those around broader financial and accounting literacy. Accessible, jargon-free, and filled with entertaining stories of real companies, Financial Intelligence gives nonfinancial managers the confidence to understand the nuance beyond the numbers—to help bring everyday work to a new level.