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Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Consulting

While much has been written about SOX, many midsized companies continue to struggle with its complexity. And it’s not just publicly owned companies feeling the effects of these new regulations. Private companies that plan to go public, as well as many not-for-profit and government organizations, are also compelled to comply with SOX regulations. Because SOX requirements are increasingly regarded as “best practices,” organizations that adopt them are more desirable business partners and donation recipients.

Even if you can afford to hire additional personnel for your SOX initiative, this may not be the most cost-effective approach. You need a solution that fits your company’s needs and leverages your resources. These services range from an initial risk assessment and executive education — when most companies struggle with a steep learning curve — to ongoing support as you face annual testing and review requirements. We help you understand regulatory requirements, develop project plans to help meet important deadlines and take action steps toward compliance.

Our methodology goes beyond SOX compliance. Through our business risk assessment, testing and monitoring procedures, we can assist you in identifying opportunities to streamline and improve efficiency — from using your financial software package more effectively to re-engineering business processes or eliminating redundant procedure

Why Freed Maxick CPAs?

Because we recognize that changes in business operations have IT implications, we include technology risk consultants in the process. Unlike many companies, we deploy our own IT professionals, many of whom work from local offices, as needed during your engagement. This allows us to avoid subcontracting critical tasks and helps us to retain control over the consistency and quality of the services you receive.

We understand you face unique challenges in meeting SOX requirements. With this in mind, we offer a customized, flexible approach that’s based on your needs. Our risk-based services are designed to provide our clients with exceptional value and often yield opportunities to identify and mitigate threats to your business goals. The result can be a more efficient, better-run business.

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ABOUT US: Freed Maxick CPAs is Western and Upstate New York’s (NY) largest public accounting firm and a Top 100 firm in the U.S. Freed Maxick provides audit, tax and consulting services to closely-held businesses, public (SEC) companies, not-for-profits and governmental entities in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany and NYC, New York.