How to successfully manage a SOX compliance change management program

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Transforming Risk into Confidence podcast series

In this episode, Michelle Hubble joins Mike Maali to discuss the focus areas and process to successfully manage a SOX compliance change management program.

We discuss the following questions:

0:37 - What do organizations need to consider when managing their SOX change process?
2:08 - How important is scoping the SOX program first?
6:01 - How important is digitally upskilling a SOX program?
6:48 - How should you engage stakeholders as you begin to lay out the digitization journey?
10:15 - Why should you engage with external auditors in a more informed way while going through this change?

About our moderator

Mike Maali leads PwC’s Internal Audit, Compliance & Risk Management Solutions Practice. For nearly 30 years, Mike has delivered a range of risk management, external audit and internal audit services to leading global and national organizations. His expertise includes implementing and optimizing enterprise-wide risk management programs and systems, and performing risk assessments, translating the results into efficient, risk-based plans for internal audit, risk and compliance functions. He has advised clients on how to stand up their internal audit, risk management and compliance functions, and how to transform existing functions to be strategically aligned with the business and other risk prevention lines of defense. He also offers best practices to embed data analytics and advanced technology into all components of risk management and control, and leverages PwC’s deep industry and technical capabilities for enhanced insights in the planning, execution and reporting of internal audit projects, risk management programs and compliance testing solutions.

About our guests

Michelle Hubble is the Leader of PwC's Internal Audit Center of Excellence. She has built her career on the foundation of aligning diverse teams and solving complex business issues as the foundation. Michelle enables clients to improve business processes and related controls through consultative and assurance services. She helps them meet business objectives and mitigate critical risks.

Michelle’s teams deliver projects ranging from evaluating the design and operating effectiveness of controls; creating and/or improving the processes for compliance with policies and government regulations (including SOX); designing and implementing controls during business process transformations and system implementations (with a focus on SAP and Oracle); co-sourcing Internal Audit functions to enhance value delivered; and assisting Internal Audit functions improve alignment with organizational strategic objectives.


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Partner, Risk and Regulatory, PwC US

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