SOX 404A Compliance

Going public is not the end of your journey. In fact, it is only just the beginning. As an emerging growth company, you still need to meet SOX 404A compliance requirements.

But don’t worry! At A2Q2, we have the blueprint to put in place to help your company breeze through the process.

“I first met the A2Q2 team while I was EVP of Finance at Opera Software and the Finance team was leading a global internal controls initiative. We hired A2Q2 to lead the project. I hired A2Q2 a second time while CFO at MusclePharm in July to prepare the company for Year One of SOX. The A2Q2 team hit the ground running, advised on all aspects of the project including control design, implementation, IT controls, NetSuite. The A2Q2 team epitomizes the type of partnership you should have with a vendor. They facilitated our success for Year One SOX which was completed in six months. We will continue to engage A2Q2 and look forward to working with them”

John Price
Chief Financial Officer, MusclePharm

SOX 404A Compliance

Going public is not the end of your journey. In fact, it is only just the beginning. As an emerging growth company, you still need to meet SOX 404A compliance requirements.

But don’t worry! At A2Q2, we have the blueprint to put in place to help your company breeze through the process.

WHY YOU NEED SOX 404A COMPLIANCE

SOX 404A compliance is as vital to your emerging growth company as oxygen is vital to life. SOX 404A requires that you start implementing effective internal controls. It is a necessary step to build and protect public trust by reinforcing the internal controls that sustain the accuracy and reliability of published financial information.

So, SOX 404A compliance is not merely a recommendation, it is a necessity.

After finally going public, your journey as a public company has only just begun. At this point, what you need to boost and maintain growth is investor confidence, and what you need to get investor confidence is the validation that comes from trust.

So, you see…SOX 404A compliance is not for public benefit alone, but it’s also a mechanism to help you kickstart your growth as a public company.

What is SOX Compliance

HOW WE HELP YOU GAIN SOX 404A COMPLIANCE

We understand how vital a step it is for your emerging growth company to be SOX 404A compliant. That is why at A2Q2, we have put special procedures and mechanisms in place to help you build and maintain scalable processes for your internal controls. With this, you will be able to demonstrate the effectiveness of your internal controls by SOX compliance standards.

How can we help you with SOX 404A compliance? Here’s the answer!

  • Project management
    This is key to your success. It allows you to determine your status and who’s committed, and helps keep the members of your team accountable, responsible, consulted, and informed.
  • Planning
    Timelines communicate priorities and sharpen focus
  • Risk assessment
    Conduct business and IT risk assessments to determine your materiality, significant accounts, locations, and all systems related to financial reporting.
  • COSO 2013 mapping
    This is your entity level control that sets the tone and makes sure you have the key controls in various areas according to the COSO 2013 Internal Control Framework.
  • Segregation of duties
  • System user permissions
    We conduct a user permission analysis early so that you can make changes and not have to do it when you become an accelerated filer. It typically covers your HR information, equity, payroll, procurement, and banking systems.
  • SOC 1 Type 2 report review and controls mapping
  • Process owner training
    We teach your process owners a mindset change. We coach them on how to work in a public company environment and give them the tools they need to be successful.
  • Manage and coordinate your external auditors
    We make sure your external auditors know what’s happening and teach you what they expect from you.

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