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December 31, 2008  11:19 PM

SAS 70 and Regulatory Audits | What is the Impact to our Economy?



Posted by: Charles Denyer
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The impacts, in my opinion, are the following. Interestingly, the last decade has seen somewhat of a shift in auditing. That's not to say there has been a decrease in this specialized service, quite to the contrary. The shift has occurred as financial statement auditing has begun to see somewhat...

December 31, 2008  11:14 PM

Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) and SAS 70 | Understanding the relationship



Posted by: Charles Denyer
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Many people often ask me what exactly is the relationship between SOX and SAS 70. The relationship between SOX and SAS 70 begins with Section 404. Because management must report annually on it’s effectiveness of internal...


December 30, 2008  3:21 PM

SAS 70 | PCI DSS | 2009 Regulatory Compliance Checklist



Posted by: Charles Denyer
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When ushering in the new year festivities, keep in mind that a number of regulatory compliance issues will be facing your organization also as 2009 looms just around the corner. No, they're not stocking stuffers, rather, they can be considered expensive, time-consuming, and arduous, to say the...


December 30, 2008  2:37 PM

SAS 70 Audit Reports | Obtain a Sample SAS 70 Type II Audit



Posted by: Charles Denyer
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If you are seeking to learn more about SAS 70 Type I and SAS 70 Type II audits, then one of the most effective ways for truly gaining an understanding of the auditing standard is to see what the finished product looks like-that is, a final SAS...


December 30, 2008  2:19 PM

SAS 70 Type II Audits | Become SAS 70 Compliant in a Cost Effective Manner



Posted by: Charles Denyer
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If your organization is seeking to become SAS 70 Type I or SAS 70 Type II compliant for 2009, then its time to roll up your sleeves and learn all you can about what a SAS 70 audit actually is along with many of its inner workings? And why? Knowledge is power. The more information you have about...


November 29, 2008  5:30 PM

SAS 70 Type II Audits | An Auditor’s Expert Opinion on Pricing



Posted by: Charles Denyer
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People often ask me what the price of a SAS 70 Type I or SAS 70 Type II audit is. My response? That depends, I say, on many, many factors. Here is what needs to be understood when considering pricing factors for SAS 70 Type I and Type II audits: 1. The CPA...


November 28, 2008  10:43 PM

SAS 70 Audit Reports | Start with a SAS 70 Readiness Assessment



Posted by: Charles Denyer
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Successful completion of SAS 70 Type I or SAS 70 Type II audit reports should start with undertaking a SAS 70 Readiness Assessment. A readiness assessment is an important part of the audit process in that it helps identify weaknesses, gaps, and deficiencies within your organization's control...


November 23, 2008  7:46 PM

SAS 70 Type II Audit Reports | Why SAS 70 is Here to Stay



Posted by: Charles Denyer
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We live in a world of heightened regulatory compliance and corporate governance. From the passage of the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley Act to numerous other pieces of legislation (HIPAA, GLBA, just to name a few), "comply, comply, comply" is the new mantra being pushed throughout organizations and at all...


November 13, 2008  2:40 AM

SAS 70 Audit Costs and Pricing | What You Need to Know



Posted by: Charles Denyer
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If your organization is planning on undertaking a SAS 70 audit, be it a Type I or a Type II, then there are some important points you need to learn about SAS 70 audit pricing. First and foremost, make sure to get a "fixed fee" for the SAS 70 engagement a fixed fee includes all out of pocket,...


October 19, 2008  9:28 PM

SAS 70 Type II Audit Reports | A SAS 70 Auditor’s Expert Opinion



Posted by: Charles Denyer
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SAS 70 Type I and SAS 70 Type II audits are being required more and more by service organizations in today's growing regulatory compliance and heightened corporate governance environment. Thus, if you are a service organization or third party providers of critical services to another entity, you...


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