Publisher: Wiley, 2006, 273 pages
Sarbanes-Oxley and its international variants are here to stay.
Are you prepared for this new business reality?
Changing the landscape of corporate governance, financial disclosure, and the practice of public accounting, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) can be confusing and complex for professionals and executives who must take legal responsibility for their actions, errors, and omissions. One of the most comprehensive, authoritative guides to getting your organization Sarbanes-Oxley-compliant, the new, improved, and expanded Second Edition of Sarbanes-Oxley Guide for Finance and Information Technology Professionals provides a valuable reference for finance and information technology (IT) professionals such as CFOs, CIOs, controllers, auditors, executives, and consultants who are involved in Sarbanes-Oxley-related compliance projects.
With practical, workable advice that every finance and information technology professional must have at their fingertips, the Second Edition covers issues from scope and assessment of SOX to records and information assets management to corporate communication to integrating IT—everything that will be analyzed and optimized in order to meet the compliance and reporting standards demanded by this legislation and investors.
Valuable appendices provide the frameworks and methodologies that get you jumpstarted in your SOX initiatives or help you streamline a SOX project that is already underway.
Written by Sanjay Anand, one of the world's leading corporate governance, risk management, and regulatory compliance experts, the Second Edition features:
Promises more than it can deliver.
There is a token part of the book, that gives a very high level overview of what SOX may mean for a Financial department. But it is so high level, that the author may as well talk about any financial regulation. The second part (the IT part), claims that the only way to get success with a SIX-project is if it is treated as a lone IT-project… In short, the opposite of what most practitioner preaches!
You get the distinct feeling in the second part that the authors main goal is to sell his companies expertise in SOX analysis, implementation and management, and not to get you to understand something that may be useful to you.
With that said, the book is not pure rubbish, and there are some gems in it. And it is fairly easy to read, even if there is not that much information contained in it.