Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance (SOX)

Leading experts in SOX compliance. It’s what we do every day.

Sarbanes-Oxley act Australia (SOX)

Protiviti has been a long standing and recognised global thought leader in SOX and Committee of Sponsoring Organisations (COSO) compliance. Our publications, benchmarking studies and global seminars are widely recognised in the marketplace and continually provide the latest regulatory and industry trends. Our clients benefit by having access to leaders with deep industry and subject matter expertise for whom SOX compliance is a principal focus.

We have served hundreds of clients with their SOX compliance needs that range from program builds to turn-key execution, to rationalisation and transformation.

Sarbanes-Oxley act Australia (SOX)
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September 12, 2023

The Evolution of SOX: Tech Adoption and Cost Focus Amid Business Changes, Cyber and ESG Mandates

Protiviti’s annual Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Survey provides detailed benchmarks for compliance costs and hours, while quantifying the impact of technology, automation and changing business conditions on these measures and activities....

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Pro Briefcase

Public company readiness – year one SOX

Establish a roadmap to comply with SOX 404 by right sizing your SOX program and infusing leading practices to build an effective, efficient, and sustainable control framework and program.

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SOX diagnostic

Assess your SOX compliance program to rationalise your controls and validate your overall approach. Our diagnostic services build upon years of SOX compliance activities and the application of SEC and PCAOB guidance.

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Ongoing SOX compliance

Assess the effectiveness of your SOX program to ensure it adjusts to the changing needs of your organisation. Conduct training and awareness for executives, process, and control owners to ensure the requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) act are met. Establish a controls-mindset in the organisation.

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IT SOX compliance

Understand how technology impacts your control environment and identify optimisation opportunities by evaluating control design and operating effectiveness of application and IT general controls, as well as the impact of major technology projects (e.g., ERP implementations).

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SOX transformation & innovation

Test faster and more accurately by leveraging our testing accelerators, proprietary data-driven control testing tools, and Control Testing and Innovation Center services, as well as our network of global delivery centers.

Efficiency. Effectiveness. Sustainability.

Our approach

Protiviti assists companies in designing SOX programs that deliver upon compliance objectives, without putting undue strain on the organisation. We are experts and have years of proven SOX experience, working with newly public to the largest global organisations. Our global network of SOX specialists continually monitor developments and changes within the landscape. Protiviti's approach

  • Risk assessment, scoping & project management
  • Walkthrough & control design assessment
  • Testing of operating effectiveness
  • Aggregation & evaluation of deficiencies
  • Monitoring and validation of remediation activities
  • Reporting of results to management
  • External auditor liaison
Efficiency. Effectiveness. Sustainability.


Lauren Brown
Lauren is the country lead for Australia. With over 14 years' experience in governance, risk, and internal control, she specialises across multiple industries including health, higher education, government, consumer products, and energy. She is an active member and ...
Adam Christou
Adam is a managing director and Protiviti’s Australian energy, utilities, and mining lead as well as a member of the organisation’s global internal audit leadership. He is also a key member of the global energy and resources leadership team. He currently serves as ...
Prakash Rajandran
Prakash is a director with over 18 years’ experience across professional services and the commercial environment delivering large, complex risk and assurance programs (including SOX and JSOX), developing digital strategies and managing large scale digital ...

Key partners

We partner with leading software companies to provide direction and deliver an automated testing approach with speed and convenience.

Featured insights

Case Studies

As internal audit organisations look for effective ways to perform their work in a more agile manner, including how to leverage methodologies, data and technology to add value and become strategic advisers to their business partners, many are finding that the use of robotic process automation (RPA) checks a lot of boxes.

RPA integration into internal audit functions is expanding and improving productivity across many different sectors. In a recent successful engagement, Protiviti was retained by the internal audit team of a Fortune 500 organisation to help automate functions within their department. The objective was to use RPA to reduce manual effort, improve testing coverage and increase the reliability of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX)-related IT controls testing.

The engagement team reviewed the SOX IT controls library to identify controls that would be best suited for automation. The goal of the exercise was to find automation candidates that would yield higher value with relatively low effort. The controls were evaluated and categorised according to value or potential benefits (e.g., time savings, enhanced risk monitoring) and automation complexity (e.g., system dependencies that could make the automation process difficult).