Online Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Training Course
In an effort to ensure senior management of public companies show greater accountability in the wake of such corporate scandals and cases of business mismanagement as those involving Enron, Adelphia, Global Crossing and other companies, Congress enacted the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) in 2002.
Viewed by the legal community as the most significant federal securities law passed since 1934, Sarbanes-Oxley encompasses a broad range of issues, including corporate-governance practices, ethics, executive compensation and financial disclosures. The primary goals of SOX are to impose new obligations on corporate officers and directors, and also to increase the scope and severity of penalties that may be imposed on public companies, their officers and auditors for violations of federal securities laws.
The Cintas, Online Sarbanes-Oxley Training Course summarizes the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and defines the critical new obligations it requires, especially for the senior management of public companies. Topics include:
- Requirements for Sarbanes-Oxley certification
- What to know about profits and bonuses
- Current and updated loan information
- What are the new trading restrictions?
- Role of SOX audit committees
- Understanding the protections for whistleblowers
- What is “enhanced disclosure”?
- New or increased criminal penalties
- Review of attorney conduct