IT Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Compliance
SOX compliance demands rigor and attention to detail in order to facilitate a streamlined and efficient control environment. More and more, achieving this level of compliance demands reliable controls of systems and data. Organizations need resources and IT expertise in a strategic collaborator to bring nuanced understanding of all SOX related aspects, along with a fresh perspective tailored to the organization’s needs.
Baker Tilly can plug into your existing program seamlessly by combining IT and business process control knowledge to support your SOX compliance program. We are more than just ITGC testers and our teams have extensive experience transitioning from prior service providers efficiently and effectively to ensure your IT SOX program proceeds smoothly, with timely, higher-quality results and comprehensive testing that supports an external audit reliance approach.
Many organizations find that insourcing IT SOX talent is cost prohibitive. At Baker Tilly, we work closely alongside internal resources and become an extension of your team, providing you with an experienced team in a flexible and cost-effective manner.
Working well with the external audit firm is also essential in SOX compliance. We understand PCAOB auditing standards as well as the methodology of other firms and will build great relationships with your external auditors so that we are aligned early.
The needs of your company are evolving and perhaps your need for supplemental resources to assist with SOX compliance may vary at times. Our teams are well-positioned to assist you with your SOX compliance program.
As your partner, you will have access to a deep bench of talented specialists who understand your SOX requirements and can help you navigate compliance nuances. We establish strong working relationships and serve as a Value Architect(TM) your internal audit function, your auditors and your control operators. We are well versed in supporting your compliance effort across all lines of defense.
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Some firms mandate that a percentage of work be outsourced to overseas delivery centers in attempts to guarantee cost savings for clients. This forced offshoring often means engagements are completed by individuals who don’t understand your culture, controls, environment or unique risks. At Baker Tilly, we don’t have such mandates and we’re proud to source your IT SOX needs with local teams, familiar with your market, industry and unique compliance requirements. This allows us to leverage the right team members with the right experience, training and oversight to deliver a consistently high-quality work product.
As your organization continues to grow and the risks related to your company evolve, it is important to incorporate industry trends related to SOX compliance into the risk management process. We will use our industry specialization to help our clients improve their operations. With teams that are familiar with industry-specific technologies, our clients work with knowledgeable professionals who understand their companies and can create innovative solutions to help them overcome their unique challenges.
By offering the following services, we identify ways to enhance efficiency and effectiveness in the program and provide meaningful, actionable recommendations that can be easily implemented across all three lines of defense.
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