Sarbanes-Oxley compliance

Opportunities to reduce costs and improve compliance

It’s time to rethink SOX

Businesses are rapidly changing to keep pace with stakeholder expectations. As pressure increases to deliver quality, find the right talent, and manage costs, companies are looking internally for solutions. As part of this, leading organizations continue to evaluate their SOX compliance programs, to make sure they’re aligned to strategic and compliance objectives and right-sizing the effort while maintaining quality. Add to this, the rise of digital transformation initiatives, and it becomes even more critical for programs to keep pace with business changes, while taking advantage of advances in technology to build increasingly intelligent, efficient compliance programs.

Consider these three areas when thinking through whether it’s time to make changes to your SOX program.

Digital initiatives are picking up pace

  • What digital initiatives is your business undertaking?
  • How is your SOX program taking advantage of your digital advancements?
  • How can your SOX program keep pace with the advancement in technologies?
  • Can you drive greater quality from your SOX program by taking advantage of advances in technology to build even more intelligent, efficient compliance programs?

Pressure on cost is constant

  • What is the total cost of your SOX program?
  • Have you considered your total cost of compliance?
  • What are you not doing because your time and budget is consumed with SOX compliance activities?

The war for talent continues

  • Is your SOX program suffering because of turnover?
  • Do your SOX testing resources have the right skills to do testing today—and build an approach that is cost efficient?
  • Could your SOX testing resources be deployed on higher risk matters?

 

 

 

Ready to make a change?

Innovative technology can improve the quality of your SOX program, make it more cost effective, and deliver insights. But are you wondering where to start? PwC brings the right mix of compliance expertise and technology enablement to transform your SOX compliance processes. Our SOX Digital Experience solution combines:
 

Compliance experience that brings value in all we do—from better risk assessments that drive better scoping decisions, to high quality efficient testing, to risk mitigation solutions and solving for complex deficiency issues.

Digitally upskilled, compliance-minded resources, when and where you need them, which include our efficient and cost effective acceleration centers located in five countries across the globe.

Innovative technologies such as intelligent automation software like RPA, machine learning and artificial intelligence, workflow solutions, and proprietary technology such as PwC’s Enterprise Insights (a cross system analytics solution that helps companies assess risks within their enterprise system data).

 

 

 

The value we’ll bring to your SOX function

Lower compliance costs

A right-sized, scalable SOX program that delivers quality at a lower cost:

  • A fixed SOX fee that’s up to 30%* less than your in-house cost, allowing increased investment in your business and people
  • Scalability through the use of lower-cost, more-efficient testing models including our acceleration centers
  • Lower overall cost of compliance as a leaner, more efficient program allows the business to focus on operational performance and strategic business needs
*Estimate based on our experience

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Technology-enabled, digital SOX compliance

A digitally transformed partner that:

  • Understands the digital paradigm shift and how to use digital transformation to drive more value out of SOX
  • Provides meaningful insights early
  • Streamlines the SOX process and gives greater transparency into risks, controls, and testing progress throughout execution
  • Constantly invests in technology to make the SOX process more efficient while keeping the focus on quality

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A dynamic, customized solution

A client-centric solution, leveraging industry experience and regulatory insights, that delivers:

  • A program that fits your risk profile, with no surprises
  • A highly customizable SOX approach from an upskilled team that keeps pace with your business and its technological changes
  • Constant leverage of leading practices and lessons learned from SOX teams nationwide through our Center of Excellence
  • Adaptability to quickly reflect changes in your business, industry, and regulatory environment

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Combine compliance expertise and technology-enabled solutions to drive quality and balance cost within your SOX program allowing internal resources to focus on higher risk, strategic activities

Getting the technology right

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Mike Maali

Internal Audit, Compliance & Risk Management Solutions Leader, PwC US

Michelle Hubble

SOX Solutions Leader, PwC US

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