Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) changed the way companies approach business governance, and today its demands go well beyond initial compliance activities. SOX requires an ongoing effort that includes achieving, testing and maintaining compliance, and these elements must be carefully calibrated to avoid any unnecessary impact to your bottom line.
During SOX engagements, MFA’s experienced compliance team applies a well-rounded approach that takes our clients’ business strategies into account. We align our activities with each client’s primary objectives to effectively address management’s goals while maximizing available resources. Through judicious management, MFA coordinates meeting schedules, allocates resources intelligently and retains senior level expertise on-site to ensure the creation and maintenance of a strengthened control and compliance environment.
Decades of Internal Controls Experience
Our 25+ years of internal controls experience and extensive roster of business-savvy SOX clients demonstrate the strength and range of our compliance solutions. The exceptional knowledge base and vast experience amassed over the years puts us in the unique position of being a single source for regulatory, technical and operational guidance. In working with MFA, clients are secure in the knowledge that they are working with truly seasoned professionals who can efficiently tackle complex issues as they arise.
MFA’s team of credentialed IT control consultants augments our SOX compliance solutions and ensures a well-rounded approach that considers the full strategy of our clients during SOX compliance engagements. We outline your controls and develop process narratives that are designed to uncover and mitigate specific risks and activities within your organization’s control environment. We identify gaps between IT policies and external requirements as well as create, disseminate, document and manage policies using a risk-based approach. Our broad industry experience provides a strong knowledge base for performing a thorough, system-related control assessment.
Pre-IPO Compliance Planning
Going public has always been a daunting task, and SOX has added a new layer of complexity to the process. MFA’s professionals can prepare companies for the IPO market while streamlining their operations, maximizing compliance and getting them where they need to be to support management’s strategies.
Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance (SOX)
- Pre-IPO SOX Compliance Planning and Strategy
- Sarbanes-Oxley Initial Compliance
- Sarbanes-Oxley Sustained Compliance
- Controls Optimization
- Target Acquisition Control Assessment
- Acquisition Compliance Integration
- Corporate Governance Assessment