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Q: corporate regulation ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: corporate regulation
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: beastieboy-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 12 Apr 2004 16:47 PDT
Expires: 12 May 2004 16:47 PDT
Question ID: 329190
what is sarbanes oxley?
what are the main enforcement points?
Subject: Re: corporate regulation
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 12 Apr 2004 17:01 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello beastieboy-ga,

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Sarbanes-Oaxley was passed in the wake of a number of corporate
accounting scandals -- especially the Enron scandal -- to hold senior
corporate executives more directly responsible for the financial
accounting statements they submit to the US government.

Probably the best overview of the law, and its enforcement mechanisms,
can be found at the link at the Securities and Exchange Commission:

where the Chariman of the SEC is testifying before Congress on the
law's implementation.

A full list of SEC statements and reports pertaining to
Sarbanes-Oaxley can be found here:

Finally, this page from the American Institute of Certified Public
Accountants gives a pretty detailed overview of the act itself:

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beastieboy-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $1.00

Subject: Re: corporate regulation
From: pafalafa-ga on 13 Apr 2004 04:57 PDT
Thanks a lot, BB...appreciate the stars and the generous tip.


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