Corporate-governance practices, ethics, executive compensation and financial disclosures are some of the topics covered in Sarbanes-Oxley training. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act became law in 2002, and, according to Thomson Reuters, legal commentators believe it is "the most significant federal securities law passed since 1934.” Sarbanes-Oxley was enacted to impose new responsibilities on corporate leaders and increase the depth and breadth of the allowable penalties imposed on public companies and their leaders for breaches of federal securities laws.
Sarbanes-Oxley Essentials is the version of this course that is available in the Unites States, and the topics covered include SOX certification requirements, profits and bonuses, updated loan information, New trading restrictions and SOX audit committees. Other topics such as whistle blower protections, enhanced disclosure, new or increased criminal penalties, and attorney conduct are also presented.
Sarbanes-Oxley Essentials is written by attorneys and overseen by duly appointed controllers who follow the activities of more than 550 exchanges around the world. Their goal is to guarantee the delivery of the most up-to-date content available.
The instructional techniques employed in this course are designed specifically for risk and compliance training, which empowers businesses to train attendees in a manner that lessens risk while encouraging conformity to ethical behavior.
All courses are based on practical examples and real-world situations that help attendees recognize the most important issues facing their businesses. Attendees are also taught to adhere instinctively to the tenets of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and to consistently support those tenets.