Sarbanes-Oxley New Management Guidance
Overview:On May 23rd 2007 regulators unanimously approved interpretive guidance of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.The Knowledge Congress has assembled a panel of distinguished experts to help demystify the new guidance.
Who Should Attend:
Finance Executives: CFO and VP's, Internal Auditors and financial reporting, Treasury, Accounting, Corporate Governance, Compliance, SOX Executive or Program Manager, General Counsel and SOX Attorneys, Consultants, Accountants, CPA Firms.
Specializes in auditing matters relating to public companies and leads many of the Commission’s activities with respect to its oversight role over the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. Monitors the development of auditing standards; consults with registrants, audit committee members, and auditors on independence matters; and participates in the development of staff guidance and rule proposals.
Former senior manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Performed audits of public and private companies of varying size primarily specializing in the consumer and industrial products industry.
B.B.A. in Accounting University of Massachusetts at Amherst
CPA and Member, AICPA
Specializes in auditing matters relating to public companies and leads many of the Commission’s activities with respect to its oversight …
Sharon Virag, CPA, is an Associate Chief Auditor for the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) in Washington, DC. Her principal responsibility is to work with the PCAOB's Chief Auditor and his staff in advising the PCAOB board members on the establishment of auditing and related professional practice standards applicable to audits of public companies in the United States. In this role, Ms. Virag focuses primarily on the Board's internal control-related standards, including the amendment to Auditing Standard No. 2.
Prior to joining the PCAOB in January 2005, Ms. Virag was with Deloitte & Touche, LLP, specializing in audits of public companies within a wide range of industries. She also has several years of private industry experience focused in international internal audit and risk management. She holds a degree in accounting from California State University and is a certified public accountant in the state of Arizona.
Sharon Virag, CPA, is an Associate Chief Auditor for the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) in Washington, DC. Her …
Director of the Financial Compliance Group at Microsoft, which includes the SOX PMO responsibility; SOX compliance and other financial compliance programs, such as an automated segregation of duties analysis and management of all audit and SOX testing issues.
The FCG reports to the Controller’s organization and supports a decentralized compliance organization world-wide.
Active in a benchmarking group of technology companies and has spoken at a number of industry conferences focused on Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.
Started career with Deloitte & Touche in Seattle and has held many financial and operational leadership positions in the financial services industry as well as in a number of start-up companies.
Director of the Financial Compliance Group at Microsoft, which includes the SOX PMO responsibility; SOX compliance and other financial compliance …
Co-Chair of the Firm’s Securities Practice and a member of the Firm’s Business Services and Transactions Committee.
Chairs the Firm’s Auditor Letter Review Committee, and has served on the Firm’s Management Committee.
Represented private and publicly-held concerns headquartered in the United States and abroad.
Past Chair, Securities Law Committee of the Chicago Bar Association. Serves on American Bar Association’s Federal Regulation of Securities SubCommittees on Disclosure and Continuous Reporting and Proxy Statements and Business Combinations; Executive
Committee of the Northwestern University School of Law Annual Ray Garrett Corporate and Securities Law Institute; and on the Illinois Secretary of State Business Organizations Act Advisory Committee.
J.D. degree, cum laude, M.B.A., and B.S. Indiana University.
Co-Chair of the Firm’s Securities Practice and a member of the Firm’s Business Services and Transactions Committee. Chairs the Firm’s …
Paul has headed Reuters SOX s404 compliance programme since 2004, managing the global programme based in London. Reuters were early adopters of the ‘top-down, risk-based’ approach to SOX and successfully attested for their annual report for the year ending December 2006.
Paul Joined Reuters in 1985 and has held a variety of IT, Project and Operational positions over this time, including a 3-year assignment managing Reuters development group in Toronto and as COO of Lipper, a Reuters subsidiary specializing in Fund Management information.
Prior to joining Reuters, Paul worked for the London Stock Exchange as a programmer working on information systems supporting the introduction of the ‘Big Bang’.
Paul has a degree in Accounting and Computing from the University of Kent at Canterbury.
For more information about Dr. Paul Goddard and Reuters please visit: https://www.reuters.com
Paul has headed Reuters SOX s404 compliance programme since 2004, managing the global programme based in London. Reuters were early …
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U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Public Company Accounting Oversight Board