Sarbanes-Oxley Solutions

James B. Yard CPA, CIA, CISA 
Tony P. Ielase, CISA

Schneider Downs work with our clients to provide a full suite of Sarbanes-Oxley solutions that fit their needs from one time projects to ongoing co-sourcing and outsourcing engagements of operating effectiveness testing. 

Our methodology and culture stresses building lasting client relationships by providing quality service that adds value.  Our solutions are grouped in three areas:

  • Public Company Readiness and Program Development & Implementation 
  • Risk and Control Assessment and Testing 
  • Controls Optimization

Learn more about our services on our SOX solutions overview page.

Detailed Approach to Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance

Our approach is aligned with the Security Exchange Commission (SEC) and Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) standards and guidance and the COSO framework. We assist management to navigate the challenges of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.  We partner with our clients to understand their needs to create a cost-effective approach.  Project management and proactive communication are stressed to ensure effective and efficient engagements, including:

  • Ensure the right experienced audit resources are used
  • Provide best practice guidance 
  • Regular status meetings
  • Continuous communication/feedback
  • Coordination with management and external audit
  • Using client’s system access, when possible
  • Using an user-friendly cloud based request list system

We apply a COSO risk-based, top-down approach that drives both efficiency and effectiveness into Sarbanes-Oxley programs.  This approach ensures that organizations have identified the significant risks to material misstatement and has put in place the proper key processes and controls to adequately mitigate risk.

Sarbanes-Oxley Resources

How Can Schneider Downs Help?

Schneider Downs’ dedicated IT, financial, and operational audit professionals have Sarbanes-Oxley experience working with a wide variety of industries of all sizes, including domestically and internationally.  We have proven experience with the all the commonly used processes, applications, platforms, and databases, including HR, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Inventory, SAP, Oracle ERP, JDE, Windows, Linux, Unix, AS/400, Oracle databases, SQL Server, etc.  Our staff are certified and up-to-date on Sarbanes-Oxley guidance. If you have questions or need additional information please contact us.

About Schneider Downs Risk Advisory 

Our team of experienced risk advisory professionals focus on collaborating with your organization to identify and effectively mitigate risks. Our goal is to understand not only the risks related to potential loss to the organization, but to drive solutions that add value to your organization and advise on opportunities to ensure minimal disruption to your business.

Explore our full Risk Advisory Service offerings or contact the team at [email protected].

case studies
                                    Company impacted by ransomware.
big problem:
Company impacted by ransomware.
big thinking:
Restore system on-site and avoid six-figure ransom.
                                    Inefficient tax credit realization.
big problem:
Inefficient tax credit realization.
big thinking:
Identified a $900,000 tax credit, nearly twice as much as prior years.
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