SOX & Internal Controls Update

Organization: ACS

Venue: Orlando World Center Marriott

Location: Orlando, Florida, United States

Event Date/Time: Oct 23, 2014 / 8:45 am - (EST) End Date/Time: Oct 24, 2014 / 4:30 pm - (EST)
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ORLANDO MARRIOTT WORLD CENTER SOX & INTERNAL CONTROLS UPDATE CONFERENCE SOX and Internal Control best practices continue to evolve. Led by national accounting firm technical experts and complemented by industry panelists, the program includes a combination of lectures and real-life case discussions for a deeper understanding of the topics. LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
  • Understand the latest regulatory/best practice changes in key areas
  • Explore the practical considerations related to Dodd-Frank
  • Begin to assess the effects of the latest accounting standards on your SOX compliance

Cost $795 if you register by September 12th (regular price is $995).  We have a block of rooms available at the Orlando Marriott World Center at $164 per night Register any one of three ways: 1. Register online using a credit card and click the orange button 2. Register by phone at (610) 789-3110  3. Email your contact info to be invoiced to   

AGENDA: DAY 1 8:00 8:45 Continental Breakfast and Registration 8:45 10:15 Past Issues and Emerging Trends The evolution of Sarbanes-Oxley Adverse opinions and Internal Control issues Exploring restatements - Impact of rules and regulations related to corporate governance and disclosure SOX Value Transformation - the cost of complaince COSO Framework - what's next PCAOB Standards - what's new SOX Survey Results 10:15 10:30 Break 10:30 12:00 Industry Panel Discussion Three industry panelists will initiate the discussion by discussing their companies, recent issues and obstacles before opening up the discussion to the group 12:00 1:00 Lunch 1:00 2:30 COSO 2013 Update Background Enhancements to 1992 Framework: Risk Assessment, Outsources Service Providers, IT Control Activities COSO 2013 Tools & Transition Guidance/td> 2:30 2:45 Break 2:45 4:00 Data Analytics Using predictive analytics to strengthen your program Top internal control issues Risks that IT poses to business processes Designing test procedures 4:00 4:15 Break 4:15 5:30 What is Changing from a SOX Documentation Perspective  Current PCAOB focus areas and responses from the field Management considerations and suggested actions Sound policies AGENDA: DAY 2 8:30 9:30 COSO Transition Case Study Transition templates Top three COSO transition challenges What causes transition failures - how to remediate 9:30 9:40 Break 9:40 10:40 Spreadsheet Controls Effective management of spreadsheets and other EUCs (end user computing) Spreadsheet documentation, input, access and change controls, testing, audit trail and common errors  EUC control environment: governance, people, process and technology 10:40 10:50 Break 10:50 12:00 Aligning Internal Controls with Other Compliance Topics Process Level controls (for controlling residual risk) Balance of automated/manual controls Building a test plan in which the audit firms can rely on your testing Business side of SOX: how to optimize your control structure so you're not spending too much effort on compliance 12:00 1:00 Lunch 2:30 3:30 Fraud Issues Fraud facts and risk factors FCPA Bribery and corruption considerations Fraud risk assessment 3:30 4:30 Technical Accounting Update: Update on Key Changes and How They Impact Your Internal Controls FASB/IASB Project Update Impact on key changes including rev rec, leasing, financial instrument Conference speakers include: Wei-Chen Sheng, Deloitte & Touche LLP, Principal Tim Wilson, Deloitte & Touche LLP, Senior Manager Brad Mervis, Deloitte & Touche LLP, Senior Manager Willis Kao, Deloitte & Touche LLP, Senior Manager Anna Tchernina, Deloitte & Touche LLP, Senior Manager Kristin White, Cisco, Director, Financial Controls & Risk Management Cheryl Kondra, Caesars Entertainment, VP & CAE Catherine Madrid, Ernst & Young, Partner in Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services Tom Donohue, Deloitte & Touche LLP, Senior Manager Clay Smith, Deloitte & Touche LLP, Manager Jason Plummer, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Director Steve Zawoyski, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Partner


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