Sarbanes Oxley Compliance Professionals Association (SOXCPA), the largest Association of Sarbanes Oxley professionals in the world

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act is a federal law that sets new or expanded requirements for listed companies and public accounting firms. What is especially striking is the amount of interest the Act has generated as a tool to attract investors in companies, organizations, even not-for-profit organizations around the world. No one could have imagined that a US federal law could have such an impact in almost every country.

Lenders, investors and business partners consider that the Sarbanes-Oxley requirements have established best practices and international standards for both public and private companies. Sarbanes-Oxley is the standard by which the governance of many organizations is judged, and has become a hot skill in risk management, compliance, audit, IT, and many other departments.

Thousands of managers, employees and consultants, continue to work for the implementation of the Act in many countries. They support the control environment, the risk assessment, the control activities, the information and communication, the monitoring.

Voluntary compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act is evidence that the framework has restored confidence. The risk to not-for-profit organizations of a damaged reputation has probably never been as great as it is today. Not-for-profit organizations have no obligation to comply with the Sarbanes Oxley Act, but they volunteer to comply. They report that Sarbanes Oxley compliance is extremely beneficial to them.

The Act has its critics too. Some of them believe that the Sarbanes Oxley Act went too far, stating that the legislation is overly complex and reduces the U.S.’s international competitive edge against foreign firms.

Others believe that the Sarbanes Oxley Act didn't go far enough. As in the implosion of Lehman Brothers, the fall of Bernard Madoff and other cases, many have asked: Did SOX go far enough?

Risk and compliance management challenges have become more important after the 2007 financial crisis. Sarbanes Oxley knowledge is valuable for firms and organizations. Sarbanes Oxley professionals understand risks, controls, policies, procedures, accountability, testing, documentation, preparation for audits. They have what investors need to trust companies and organizations.

The Sarbanes Oxley Compliance Professionals Association (SOXCPA) is the largest association of Sarbanes Oxley professionals in the world. Join us. Read our monthly newsletter with news, alerts, challenges and opportunities. Get certified. Provide independent evidence that you are an expert.

You can explore what we offer to our members:

1. Membership

Become a standard, premium or lifetime member. To learn more, you may visit: www.sarbanes-oxley-association.com/How_to_become_member.htm

2. Monthly Updates

Read our monthly newsletter at the Reading Room of the association: www.sarbanes-oxley-association.com/Reading_Room.htm

3. Training and Certification

The SOXCPA offers distance learning and online certification programs in all countries, and in-house instructor-led training in companies and organizations in many countries.

A. Distance learning and online certification programs.

A1. Certified Sarbanes-Oxley Expert (CSOE), distance learning and online certification program. To learn more, you may visit: www.sarbanes-oxley-association.com/Distance_Learning_and_Certification.htm

A2. Certified Japanese Sarbanes-Oxley Expert (CJSOXE), distance learning and online certification program. J-SOX is the unofficial term that refers to Japan’s Financial Instruments and Exchange Law that was promulgated by the Japanese National Diet in June 2006, and to other laws, guidelines, and standards. The Japanese framework is modeled after the U.S. Sarbanes-Oxley Act. To learn more, you may visit: www.sarbanes-oxley-association.com/CJSOXE_Distance_Learning_and_Certification.htm

B. Instructor-led training.

The association develops and maintains two certification programs and many tailor-made training programs for directors, executive managers, risk and compliance managers, internal and external auditors, data owners, process owners, consultants, suppliers, and service providers.

For instructor-led training, you may contact Lyn Spooner.


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