SOX & Internal Controls Professionals Group Summit

Join us for the sixth annual SOX & Internal Controls Professionals Group Summit, offering four CPE credits. This summit provides exclusive thought leadership opportunities designed especially for SOX, audit, and internal controls professionals.

Are We There Yet? Common Sense Approaches to Regulatory Trends
Gain a deeper understanding of the inner workings of the PCAOB. This session delves into the new standards issued by the PCAOB and what they mean to you, with special focus on ICFR and critical audit matters (CAMs).

After this session, you will be able to:

  • Describe findings and new standards from the PCAOB and the impact these standards have on compliance and audit practitioners
  • Identify if you are on pace with your peers in regard to ICFR
  • Explain how CAMs, the new standards on auditing estimates, and use of specialists will impact your company

Red Flag Mania: A Mini-Investigative Experience
Gaining hands-on investigative experience can be difficult, and improving your professional skepticism abilities can be close to impossible. We read about these concepts and know that they are important, but how can we gain these skills? Here is your opportunity.

Welcome to Red Flag Mania, where the objective is to identify as many red flags as possible. In this interactive workshop, you will work in small investigative teams to solve a case using several forensic accounting techniques to determine the perpetrator. This segment will be facilitated by forensic accounting expert and award-winning documentary filmmaker, Dr. Kelly Richmond Pope, and experiential marketing expert Roni Jackson.

The story is real. The crime happened. You are the investigator.

After this session, you will be able to:

  • Identify common judgment biases in decision-making
  • Interpret financial evidence
  • Compare and contrast deontological and teleological ethical frameworks

Panel: Tackling Compliance Challenges and Optimizing Internal Controls
This segment features a panel of practitioners and advisory firm partners describing the challenges SOX, internal controls, and internal audit professionals face in their day-to-day jobs. Hear practical and actionable advice from those in the thick of it.

After this session, you will be able to:

  • Create a list of actionable steps to improve your internal controls program
  • Evaluate how IT controls in scope for SOX can be optimized
  • Recall how panelists are solving challenges related to cybersecurity

Course level: Overview
Field of Study: 2.4 credits auditing, 1.6 credits ethics

Monday, September 9

Time Description
1:30-1:40 pm Welcome message
1:40-2:40 pm Are We There Yet? Common Sense Approaches to Regulatory Trends with Jeanette Franzel
2:40-2:55 pm Break
2:55-4:15 pm Red Flag Mania: An Investigative Experience with Kelly Pope
4:15-4:35 pm Break with snacks
4:35-5:35 pm Panel: Tackling Compliance Challenges and Optimizing Internal Controls
5:35-5:50 pm Sponsor message
5:55-6:00 pm Closing remarks
6:00 pm Amplify Expo Welcome Reception

Join the SOX & Internal Controls Professionals Group

Become a member to hear from peers and thought leaders on how they are dealing with current challenges. Expand your network, and increase your influence across your organization.

Join for Free