Wal-Mart 'rightsizes' Sarbanes-Oxley plan for corporate governance

Scot Petersen, Editorial Director

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act has been around for eight years, but corporations are still perfecting how to implement the compliance bellwether for optimal transparency and efficiency in corporate governance.

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Ahead of the launch of the marcus evans Professional Training Series: Optimizing you Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 Program, marcus evans and SearchCompliance.com teamed up to interview Lyle Smith, Director of SOX Compliance at retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Lyle, a key speaker at the Marcus Evans SOX Conference series, spoke with Scot Petersen of SearchCompliance.com about how Wal-Mart has "rightsized" its SOX program.

In this podcast, you'll hear how:

  • SOX demonstrates the necessity of good corporate governance over internal controls.
  • "Rightsizing" SOX can help streamline the management of controls for maximum efficiency.
  • You can define, test and take advantage of monitoring controls.
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This was first published in April 2010

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