Manager's Guide to Compliance

Best Practices and Case Studies

Anthony Tarantino

Publisher: Wiley, 2006, 315 pages

ISBN: 0-471-79257-8

Keywords: Finance

Last modified: Aug. 6, 2021, 12:49 a.m.

Compliance requirements are here to stay. Prepare your company for the growing challenge.

Scandals have always acted as an effective catalyst to force improved corporate governance and transparency. Worldwide scandals such as the Enron, WorldCom, Parmalat, and Ahold incidents exposed the lack of integrity in those entrusted with good corporate governance. Manager's Guide to Compliance: Best Practices and Case Studies is essential reading for professionals facing the growing challenge to improve internal controls in the information technology, operations, finance, and supply chain fields. This timely resource places critical compliance guidance as well as U.S. and global regulatory information at your fingertips.

Adding value beyond a reference, author Anthony Tarantino, a leading authority on the implementation of internal controls, shares best practices tools and offers real-world case studies to show managers how compliance can be achieved at maximum value to their organization. In addition, this handbook provides a high-level overview of the many compliance and governance initiatives underway throughout the world.

Whether companies or industries are based in the United States, the European Union, Russia, China, or other nations, investors demand a level playing field in comparing financial results. Manager's Guide to Compliance: Best Practices and Case Studies prepares professionals to "clean house" with detailed discussion of:

  • U.S. Sarbanes-Oxley Sections 401a, 404, 406, and 409 and the impact of SOX on small and foreign filers, privately held businesses, and nonprofits
  • SOX-like legislation coming to Australia, Canada, and the U.K.
  • Efforts to improve internal controls in the health, banking, and insurance industries
  • The movement to create principles-based guidelines by the OECD
  • A comparison of the global GAAP by the IFRS to U.S. SOX and U.S. GAAP
  • The impact on outsourcing with discussion of the SAS 70 audit process
  • Best practices in internal controls, accompanied by¿several case studies
  • A cost versus benefits analysis
  • Mapping COBIT to COSO I, COSO II, & the PCAOB
  • Best practices in internal controls–Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)
  • The U.S. government's version of U.S. SOX: OMB Circular A-123
  • Best practices in compliance and internal controls: ASX 10 Principles

A useful introductory handbook for internal and external auditors as well as for regulators, Manager's Guide to Compliance: Best Practices and Case Studies is the guide for current global compliance regulations to keep your company moving forward in challenging times.

  • Chapter 1: U.S. SOX Section 401: Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements.
  • Chapter 2: U.S. SOX Section 404: Internal Controls.
  • Chapter 3: U.S. SOX Section 406: Code of Ethics.
  • Chapter 4: U.S. SOX Section 409: Real-Time Reporting of Material Changes.
  • Chapter 5: U.S. SOX Impact on Privately Held Companies and Nonprofits.
  • Chapter 6: U.S. SOX Impact on Small U.S. Companies.
  • Chapter 7: U.S. SOX Impact on Foreign Companies.
  • Chapter 8: U.S. Government’s Version of U.S. SOX: OMB Circular A-123.
  • Chapter 9: U.S. Healthcare Efforts to Improve Internal Controls: U.S. HIPAA.
  • Chapter 10: Bankers’ and Insurers’ Efforts to Improve Internal Controls.
  • Chapter 11: Australia, Canada, and UK Efforts to Improve Internal Controls.
  • Chapter 12: EU Efforts to Improve Internal Controls: OECD Principles.
  • Chapter 13: Global GAAP (IFRS) and Global Reporting Language (XBRL).
  • Chapter 14: Compliance and Internal Controls Impact on Outsourcing.
  • Chapter 15: Civil and Criminal Penalties for Noncompliance.
  • Chapter 16: Business Penalties for Noncompliance: A Material Weakness.
  • Chapter 17: Revenue Recognition Requirements: U.S. SAB 101 and 104.
  • Chapter 18: Data Retention Requirements.
  • Chapter 19: Compliance and Internal Control Software.
  • Chapter 20: Auditing Internal Controls.
  • Chapter 21: Best Practices in Internal Controls: Enterprise Risk Management.
  • Chapter 22: Best Practices in Internal Controls: IT Risk Management & SDLC (NIST 800-30).
  • Chapter 23: Best Practices in Internal Controls: Mapping COBIT to COSO I, COSO II, & PCAOB.
  • Chapter 24: Best Practices in Internal Controls: COBIT IT Control Objectives.
  • Chapter 25: Best Practices in Compliance and Internal Controls: ASX 10 Principles.
  • Chapter 26: Best Practices in Internal Controls: Segregation of Duties (SOD).
  • Chapter 27: Best Practices in Internal Controls: Case Studies.
  • Chapter 28: Best Practices in Compliance Project Management.
  • Chapter 29: Best Practices in Governance and Ethics.
  • Chapter 30: Costs versus Benefits and the Business Reaction.
  • Appendix A: Frequently Asked P2P Questions.
  • Appendix B: Links to Referenced Organizations and Documents.


Manager's Guide to Compliance

Reviewed by Roland Buresund

Outstanding ********* (9 out of 10)

Last modified: June 9, 2008, 1:38 a.m.

If you want to know about accounting and financial compliance and what it entails, you've come to the right place.

Short and to the point articles describe the most important compliance frameworks and what they encompass. It is directed to the MBA and/or CPA audience, so don't expect to be handheld.

Deeply recommended.


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