Deloitte & Touche has learned a few things about complying with Sarbanes-Oxley, section 404 and is sharing that knowledge in its new publication called, "Under Control: Sustaining Compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley in Year Two and Beyond."
"Initial compliance efforts were tougher than almost anyone anticipated," said Steve Wagner, partner and co-chair of the Sarbanes-Oxley Steering Committee at Deloitte. "It is essential that companies move beyond the fire-drill approach that characterized many first-year projects."
The publication advises companies on how to reduce costs of compliance, streamline quarterly certification of financial results and controls and redirect compliance efforts away from risk aversion and toward risk intelligence.
Printed copies of "Under Control" can be obtained at local U. S. Deloitte & Touche offices. For an electronic version go to http://www.deloitte.com/us/undercontrol.