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Optimizing compliance while extracting value
In the years since the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX) was enacted, there have been significant developments in technology, methodology, and business and operating environments; however, the SOX program at many companies may not have evolved at the same pace, or at all. Through modernization, a company can optimize its SOX program, achieve efficiencies, extract value and insights to share with other areas of the organization, and potentially lower the related cost of compliance while still achieving reasonable assurance for regulatory compliance.
It’s time to refresh and rethink SOX
Many programs and processes at companies can succumb to the proverbial saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” This can be exacerbated by competing priorities due to an evolving business environment, new or revised regulatory requirements, changing technology, and so on. For many public companies, the SOX program established to comply with the regulatory requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX) may have also fallen into a “rinse and repeat” pattern.
A SOX program that has not been challenged in years may be stale, which could be a drain on resources and impede performance, particularly if this compliance program is treated more like a “check-the-box” activity.
After having an established SOX program for years, especially one that may not have kept up with the pace of change, it’s time to refresh, rethink, and modernize. Through modernization , a company can optimize its SOX program, achieve efficiencies, extract value and insights to share with other areas of the organization, and potentially lower the related cost of compliance while still achieving reasonable assurance for regulatory compliance.
Where to go from here
By refreshing and modernizing the SOX program, a company can identify opportunities to increase efficiency, shift focus and efforts to areas that matter most, potentially reduce the cost of compliance, and extract value and provide insights.
The services described herein are illustrative in nature and are intended to demonstrate our experience and capabilities in these areas; however, due to independence restrictions that may apply to audit clients (including affiliates) of Deloitte & Touche LLP, we may be unable to provide certain services based on individual facts and circumstances.
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