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Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 4:02 pm Post subject: Couple of basic questions on the Sarbanes-Oxley Act
The first sentence of this site says 'The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 is mandatory. ALL organizations, large and small, MUST comply.'
With all organizations, does this page mean all organizations or all organizations with the following requirements:
Listed at the New York Stock Exchange or belonging to such an organization
A market capitalization of $75 million
Any organization that audits said listed organization
Did I miss any requirements?
And as for the large and small, is there a certain deadline where those organizations must comply with SOx? I get the idea that mostly larger organizations have complied with SOx while the smalller ones are "lagging" behind. Mainly due to the implementation costs of SOx. Been using the search function but it's a bit confusing with overseas/foreign and extending deadlines etc.
As for abbreviation issues, is it OK to refer to it as SOx, SOX, SOA (this one is conflicting with at least 2 definitions actually) or Sarbox/SarbOx?
Thank you for the help in advance,
Edit 1: Thank God you can edit the topic title, it would have been quite embarrassing for me otherwise :p
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Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 8:49 am Post subject:
Hi Seiruu and welcome to the forums I'm more on the IT side, so I'll share links rather than specific advice, as it's important to thoroughly research compliancy requirements specifically for your company in detail.
The following links might be helpful in delinating requirements between large and small company compliance criteria:
Direct URL links in the forums aren't allowed, and please copy and paste these to your browser:
General Internet Search - Several good links here Please paste to browser and add www
Wikipedia - Excellent Resource Please paste to browser and DO NOT add www
Official SEC rules Please paste to browser and add www
Official SEC rules - Section "H" discusses company requirements Please paste to browser and add www
SOX 101 site - One of favorites for easy to understand explainations
What companies need to comply with Sarbanes-Oxley?
All publicly-traded companies in the United States, including all wholly-owned subsidiaries, and all publicly-traded non-US companies doing in business in the US are effected. In addition, any private companies that are preparing for their initial public offering (IPO) may also need to comply with certain provisions of Sarbanes-Oxley.
When did Sarbanes-Oxley compliance take effect?
All parts of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act with the exception of Section 409 are effective now. For Section 404, public companies with a market capitalization over US $75 million needed to have their financial reporting frameworks operational for their first fiscal year-end report after November 15, 2006, then for all quarterly reports thereafter. For smaller companies, compliance is required for the first fiscal year-end financial report, then for all subsequent quarterly financial reports after July 15, 2006
Thank you very much, I will look into them. Especially the FAQ 101 thing was new to me. It's not entirely up to date I think, as I did read a recent article on SEC pushing the deadline for small businesses back to middle 2007? Something like that anyway.
Also, I was wondering if there are any widely recognized/established "Best Practices" for SOX compliance for bigger and smaller organizations?
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