Sarbanes-Oxley for Dummies® 2nd Ed.

A Reference for the Rest of Us!

Jill Gilbert Welytok

Publisher: Wiley, 2008, 356 pages

ISBN: 978-0-470-22313-0

Keywords: Finance

Last modified: April 5, 2021, 3:17 p.m.

The fun and easy way® to comply with the law and maintain your credibility

Need to be Sarbanes-Oxley savvy? This plain-English guide walks you through the new and revised laws — as well as compliance strategies for changed and unchanged guidelines — and gives you an effective framework for implementation. You'll create an efficient audit committee, purchase and use SOX software solutions, and make practical, cost-effective decisions in your initial compliance year and beyond.

  • Part I: The Scene Before and After SOX.
    • Chapter 1. The SOX Saga.
    • Chapter 2. SOX in Sixty Seconds.
    • Chapter 3. SOX and Securities Regulations.
    • Chapter 4. SOX and Factual Financial Statements.
  • Part II: SOX in the City: Meeting New Standards.
    • Chapter 5. A New Audit Ambience.
    • Chapter 6. A Board to Audit the Auditors.
    • Chapter 7. The Almighty Audit Committee.
    • Chapter 8. Building Boards That Can't Be Bought.
    • Chapter 9. SOX: Under New Management.
    • Chapter 10. More Management Mandates.
  • Part III: Surviving Section 404.
    • Chapter 11. Clearing Up Confusion About Control.
    • Chapter 12. Surviving a Section 404 Audit.
    • Chapter 13. Taking the Terror Out of Testing.
  • Part IV: Software for SOX Techies.
    • Chapter 14. Surveying SOX Software.
    • Chapter 15. Working with Some Actual SOX Software.
  • Part V: To SOX-finity and Beyond.
    • Chapter 16. Lawsuits Under SOX.
    • Chapter 17. The Surprising Scope of SOX.
  • Part VI: The Part of Tens.
    • Chapter 18. Ten Ways to Avoid Getting Sued or Criminally Prosecuted Under SOX.
    • Chapter 19. Ten Tips for an Effective Audit Committee.
    • Chapter 20. Ten Smart Management Moves.
    • Chapter 21. Ten Things You Can't Ask an Auditor to Do After SOX.
    • Chapter 22. Top Ten Places to Get Smart About SOX.
  • Part VII: Appendixes.
    • Appendix A: The Entire Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
    • Appendix B: Sample Certifications.
    • Appendix C: Sample Audit Committee Charter.
    • Appendix D: Sample Audit Committee Report.
    • Appendix E: Sample Corporate Governance Principles.
    • Appendix F: Sample Code of Ethics.
    • Appendix G: Sample SAS 70 Report.


Sarbanes-Oxley for Dummies

Reviewed by Roland Buresund

Good ******* (7 out of 10)

Last modified: June 8, 2008, 11:40 p.m.

A surprisingly good overview.

It explains the jargon, the relevant details and gives the context that SOX is based on. What more can you expect of such a book? Excellent overview, even if some details of course is lacking, which is no surprise considering the title.


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