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Profitable Sarbanes-oxley Compliance: Attain Improved Shareholder Value and Bottom-line Results [Hardcover]

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The Sarbanes-Oxley Act is here to stay. This unique reference not only shows how to achieve compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley, but also guides senior executives and their management teams in assessing the reliability of financial reporting and internal controls to maintain compliance. Unlike other SOX books, it shows how to use the process to reduce risks and improve profitability, shareholder value and operational performance.

Key Features:

* Delineates how to achieve compliance to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and how to select and apply the right performance metrics to maintain compliance and create value
* Includes a blueprint for using the COSO and enterprise risk management frameworks that provides a model for assessing the reliability of business risk and internal controls
* Supplies the tools and techniques to conduct internal control continuous self-assessments to improve operational performance and achieve greater profitability
* Provides guidance on building effective programs for identifying, measuring, prioritizing and responding to risk
* Uncovers the secrets to creating a reliable business process infrastructure that provides the basis for real-time top-down and bottom-up financial reporting and profit planning
* WAV offers a free downloadable Sarbanes-Oxley compliance management checklist, performance measurement scorecard, self-assessment checklist and scoring template, business process management checklist, and other compliance and internal control resources and tools --- available from the Web Added Value Download Resource Center at

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Item Specifications...

Pages   288
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.1" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.8"
Weight:   1.05 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Feb 5, 2006
Publisher   J. Ross Publishing
ISBN  1932159355  
ISBN13  9781932159356  

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Too General  Nov 6, 2006
Read a great review of this in the Financial Executives International magazine. However, I found the book too general. Lots of platitudes and obvious, ivory tower statements. Not a whole lot you could actually apply to your compliance efforts.
Northrup does it again!  Jul 28, 2006
"Profitable Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance" is well written and easy to read. Northrup quickly demonstrates an extrordinary grasp of his topic. He carefully uses his knowledge of process-improvement methodologies to guide his readers to achieve SOX compliance economically and painlessly. He also shows how organizations can leverage the COSO framework for improved enterprise risk management and create a culture of continuous process improvement. I have already put some of his ideas to work and have realized measurable gains for several of my clients.

Risk Management Consultant and Fraud Examiner
Between the lines  May 29, 2006
Lynn hits the bullseye in this very relevant book. The companies that have used Sarbanes as an opportunity to review operational efficiencies and best practices have turned Sarbanes from a pain to an opportunity. Lynn provides great practical advice on how to capitalize.
Common Sense SOX Compliance - A Must Read for Managers  Apr 17, 2006
In my business, I see fraud occurring daily, by all walks of life across all manner of businesses. No one seems immune, yet no one also knows when it will occur and by whom. But history proves it can be controlled and minimalized, not just with good goverance and control structures, but effective governance and control structures. The well-organized and easy to read Profitable Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance provides the most practical, comprehensive guidance and advice to-date for company management and boards on achieving true effective governance that touches on and challenges all key elements--board, management, IT, auditors, etc--to rise to the occasion in an integrated chorus to bring to life the SOX compliance process. Having examined fraud and business operations for the past 20 years proves to me that while SOX can be expensive and a headache to implement, getting it right and making it work--regardless of organizational size--will not only lower the cost of potential fraud significantly, a worthy goal, but will provide the added benefit of greatly improving the way the organization functions and governs itself, the ultimate goal to improved shareholder value.
Finally, A Book on SOX that Contributes to Performance Gains  Feb 4, 2006
Lynn Northrup has accomplished what few have communicated. There is some good benefit besides performing all of the tedious work of "checking the boxes" to comply with the law of SOX.

This book describes, in a way a manager can understand it, how the tasks of complying with Sarbannes-Oxley can be applied to "performance management" of an organization. Well done.

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