CTG Academy

Introduction to Sarbanes–Oxley (SOx) Compliance

Greed, fraud and corruption in corporate businesses have had a catastrophic impact on world economy and the public in general at the start of the millenium:

  • Loss of jobs, loss of pensions, ruined lives, etc. ;
  • Worldwide economic crises ;
  • Conviction ;
  • General distrust or suspicion towards big (multinational) corporations.

Since the first series of financial scandals in the US were out in the open, the US government were also the first to take steps to implement counter measures to ban the corruption on this scale and level from US based corporations.

These counter measures or the counter ’Act’, currently known as the Sarbanes-Oxley act or SOx act, has had an equal major impact on US based corporations when it comes to Internal Control. This training provides an overall and high level view and introduction on what SOx Compliance is all about and how it can impact your business.


Currently no (other) upcoming dates are planned for this course


Course Objectives

The goal of this course is to provide a common understanding of the Sarbanes-Oxley act to be able to understand the necessity of implemented controls in companies that are subjected to SOx compliance.

Each participant will have gained an understanding of the following:

  • Which incidents led to the development of the SOx act and why this was necessary;
  • The role of the SEC (Securities Exchange Commission);
  • The role of the PCAOB (Public Company Accounting Oversight Board);
  • The concept of Internal Controls and how these are subdivided into:
    • Key controls from a business perspective;
    • Key Controls from an IT perspective;
  • Control Frameworks

Typical Audience

Typical attendees to this training are: Compliance Managers, IT managers, people involved in SOx testing, and auditors.

Course Prerequisites

A basic knowledge of English is required.

Course Delivery

The training is given in a classroom format and is structured to offer flexibility and to cater for participant needs and circumstances by considering prior learning and level of staff experience.

Courses can be given in English or in Dutch. Course material is in English.

Course Venue

The course duration is a ½ day.
This course can be given at the client’s site or at CTG.

Course Administration

€ 580 per person

€ 520 per person on second subscription for the same company

€ 480 per person on third (or more) subscription for the same company

All prices are VAT excluded; course material, lunch and beverages included.


By Participant: If a subscribed course participant is replaced by another participant or if the public course is postponed to a later date, no cancellation costs apply. A participant or a group that fails to attend, or that cancels a course without at least 15 working days written notice prior to the course start, is liable for the full subscription cost.

By CTG: CTG reserves the right to cancel a course at any time.

Course Logistics

This classroom course starts at 9 am and is scheduled until 12.30 pm. All courses are organised at the CTG premises in Diegem (Belgium).

All courses can be given at the client's site and are available for groups as well. Please contact us if you wish further information.

* Prices subject to VAT

Course Outlines

Introduction to Sarbanes-Oxley (Sox) Compliance

This module introduces the concept of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOx) Compliance and will handle the following topics:

  • Greed, Fraud and Corruption
  • The Counter 'Act'
  • Internal Controls
  • Key Controls from Business Perspective
  • Key Controls from IT Perspective

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