Sarbanes-Oxley: Meeting the Regulatory Challenge

Venue: Hong Kong

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Event Date/Time: Apr 13, 2009 End Date/Time: Apr 15, 2009
Registration Date: Apr 10, 2009
Early Registration Date: Mar 27, 2009
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Course Highlights:
• Detailed understanding of the complex Sarbanes-Oxley regulations, laid out in a clear and straightforward manner
• Equip yourself to lead or contribute to Sarbanes-Oxley strategic, financial or technical compliance projects
• Through numerous case studies and examples learn best practice for implementing key sections of the regulations
• Understand individual accountability and management responsibility under Sarbanes-Oxley
• Learn about the COSO framework and how to use it effectively
• Learn how to best implement Sarbanes-Oxley and align with other key compliance areas including Basel II and Operational Risk

• Board of Directors
• IT and Information Security Directors, Managers and Professionals
• Chief Risk and Compliance Officers
• IT and Security Process Owners
• Network, System and Security Administrators
• IT Auditors
• IT, Security and Management Consultants


Additional Information

Companies throughout Asia and the world must comply with the Sarbanes-Oxley regulations. Following the passage of the US Sarbanes-Oxley Act in 2002 (SOX), and subsequent introduction of regulations in Europe (E-SOX) and Japan (J-SOX), all companies listed on an exchange in these regions are required to comply. Furthermore there are extremely important extraterritorial consequences. The Offshore Financial Centres (OFCs) must enact legislation to prove that they have an "equivalent level of regulation", to protect their auditors from being subject to a tough oversight regime. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act was enacted following the corporate and accounting scandals surrounding Enron, Tyco International, Peregrine Systems and WorldCom. It requires corporate compliance with higher accounting standards, improved standards in corporate reporting and greater financial transparency. President George Bush called it "the most far-reaching reforms of business practices since the time of Franklin D. Roosevelt". This course will cover the detailed scope of the regulations, the COSO framework and how to best implement within your organisation for competitive advantage. The possibilities of outsourcing services, working with service providers and aligning compliance projects and regulations from other areas will all be considered. Some of the issues specific to the Asia region include whistle-blowing, executive compensation and technology and operations. Your expert trainer George Lekatis will discuss how these are relevant you and your organisation. Through informed discussion of the requirements and current issues, as well as relevant examples and case studies, the full impact, challenges and possibilities of these regulations in Asia will be brought to life. Early sign up discount of US$500 for registration in advance. See website. For a full course description please visit