2018 Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Survey - Are You Ready to Gear Up and Automate Key Processes? - Webcast

Protiviti Webcast
2018 Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Survey - Are You Ready to Gear Up and Automate Key Processes? - Webcast

Changes continue to influence SOX compliance efforts, but the areas of most significant concern have been consistent for years: costs, hours and control counts. In addition, organizations are asking more questions about opportunities to increase their use of automated controls and employ more robotic process automation (RPA) into their compliance efforts. We explore these and numerous other SOX issues in our 2018 Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Survey Report.

In this webinar, we will present data points and insights on the changing environment of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore why many organizations experienced increases in their SOX compliance costs and hours during their last fiscal year
  • Discuss how internal and external forces (such as digital transformation initiatives and PCAOB inspections) are impacting SOX compliance
  • Outline the efficiency and effectiveness benefits that can be delivered through automating controls and other SOX program activities

Webinar Duration: 75 minutes


Executive Vice President, Global Internal Audit

Brian Christensen is a member of Protiviti’s Executive Leadership Team and is the global leader of the firm’s Internal Audit and Financial Advisory Solution. He has more than 30 years of experience in helping clients increase the value of their internal audit function. This includes overall responsibility for internal audit efforts ranging from co-sourcing to full outsourcing on relationships, including communication with management and audit committees around risk and risk-related matters.

Managing Director, Global IT Audit Lead

Andrew Struthers-Kennedy is a managing director leading Protiviti’s global IT Audit practice. Based in the metro Washington D.C. area, Andrew works with clients to help drive efficiency, effectiveness, and enhanced risk mitigation in their IT and business operations.

Managing Director

Eric is a managing director in Protiviti's Phoenix, Arizona office with experience in internal audit, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), compliance and investigation support. Eric's main focus is on increasing the value of the internal audit and SOX functions, with an emphasis on continuously improving operational performance. Additionally, Eric also devotes time to working with Compliance and Legal departments, working on projects ranging in topics from governance and compliance audits to legal discovery and investigations. 

Tom O’Reilly
Director and Internal Audit Practice Leader

Tom O’Reilly is the internal audit practice leader at AuditBoard, a SaaS-based solutions provider revolutionizing the way enterprises collaborate, manage, analyze and report on critical internal controls data. Prior to AuditBoard, Tom was the vice president and general manager of internal audit at MISTI, where he was responsible for the strategic direction and oversight of all internal and IT audit-related training programs. In addition, Tom was the director of internal audit and chief audit executive at Analog Devices and an internal audit manager in EY’s Risk Advisory practice.

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