Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Survey

​​​Key Findings

1. Companies are getting started, albeit slowly, with implementing the new COSO framework

2. There is measurable fallout from the PCAOB's inspection reports

3. Compliance costs are going up but are still manageable for many

4. Organizations continue to automate more processes and controls








2014 Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Survey

It’s been 12 years since passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and, depending on the organization, approximately a decade that companies have been required to comply with the internal control over financial reporting standards as set forth in SOX Section 404. Yet, the playing field continues to change.

2014 SOX Survey Video 
Watch Protiviti's introductory video to the 2014 Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Survey.
As revealed in the results of our 2014 Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Survey, the PCAOB Staff Audit Practice Alert 11, Considerations for Audits of Internal Control Over Financial Reporting, together with the introduction of COSO’s new 2013 Internal Control – Integrated Framework, are introducing new dynamics that organizations are continuing to address.
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Topics include:
* Overall survey results​
* Findings by filer status and company size
* Progress implementing COSO framework​
​* ​Impact from PCAOB inspection reports
​* ​Cost trends for organizations
 2014 SOX Survey Recorded Webinar
In this podcast, Protiviti Executive Vice President Brian Christensen and Protiviti Senior Managing Director and current Chairman for COSO Bob Hirth discuss key findings from the 2014 SOX Compliance Survey.
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In our report, we offer detailed breakdowns of numerous findings by filer status and company size.  We want to thank the more than 600 executives and professionals who participated in our study this year.  It is their valuable input that, more than anything else, make this study possible.  For additional information or to request a customized report, please contact us.
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