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SOX IT Compliance Services
SOX IT Compliance Services

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), which was enacted on July 2002, marks the beginning of the regaining trust of public companies for all stakeholders. In order to comply with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, companies need to ensure the corporate reporting is timely, accurate, verifiable and repeatable based on their internal controls.

In short, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act specifically states that companies need to have effective internal control systems that can easily and objectively be presented and evaluated each quarter. Corporate information also needs to be readily available to the CEO and CFO in order to meet the new 'real time' obligations of disclosure.

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) raises the stakes for Chief Information Officers (CIO) and information technology departments by requiring certification on the performance of systemic internal controls that contribute to the accuracy and integrity of financial reporting. The proverbial 'IT curtain' is now being pulled back to drive executives' accountability toward their ongoing design and operation.

Ownership of controls existed to some extent at most companies, but Sarbanes-Oxley formalizes verification of effective controls operation The Entity Level IT controls should focus on the COSO elements of the overall control environment, risk assessment, information (data integrity) and communications (financial reporting tools/networks/interfaces) and monitoring (management reports/control reports). The process level involves IT control considerations related to applications and access control that again assure financial reporting health within identified business processes in a verifiable manner.

This is where United Professionals Inc services come into play where advocate the leveraging of Enterprise Risk Assurance Management (ERAM) Framework that would help to address the internal controls and thus achieving SOX compliance, by ensuring authorized operational control over internal systems and processes.

Our service offerings are structured to encompass the entire SOX Compliance Life Cycle from Pre-Compliance to Post Compliance audits and monitoring. Our expertise lies in leveraging the IT investments that are already made to form the basis for getting compliance with Sections 302, 404 and 409.

United Professionals has established relationships with industry's leading companies who share the same vision and thought to provide clients with a complete suite of SOX related services including Data /Content Management and Imaging Services, SOX Compliance Products, Email/IM Archival and Retrieval services, etc. We leverage these relationships to bring in the best-of-breed solutions to the clients.