Sarbanes Oxley Internal Controls Toolkit

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Prepare your processes with access to this practical Sarbanes Oxley Internal Controls Toolkit. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics for any Sarbanes Oxley Internal Controls related project.

Using the toolkit effectively will save you and your staff many hours of R&D time in writing the questions and templates to obtain the results needed to analyse the data collected.




Download the Toolkit and in Three Steps you will be guided from idea to implementation results.

The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated Sarbanes Oxley Internal Controls specific requirements:

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Sarbanes Oxley Internal Controls Self Assessment book in PDF containing 49 requirements to perform a quickscan, get an overview and share with stakeholders.

Organized in a data driven improvement cycle RDMAICS (Recognize, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control and Sustain), check the…

  • Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Dashboard to get familiar with results generation

Then find your goals...

STEP 2: Set concrete goals, tasks, dates and numbers you can track

Featuring 998 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Sarbanes Oxley Internal Controls improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 998 standard requirements:

  1. What considerations are appropriate to ensure that the guidance is responsive to the special characteristics of entity-level controls and management at smaller public companies?

  2. What compensation plans, bonuses and penalties should be in place to entice everyone in your organization to work towards SOX-Operational and Financial Reporting Excellence?

  3. Does your organization have a process to monitor the level of service that it receives, including a procedure to monitor changes to the outsourced providers environment?

  4. Will the solution provider take responsibility as a single point of contact for issue resolution, or will you be forced to coordinate between solution providers?

  5. Are the matters that the Board has classified as indicators that a material weakness in internal control exists appropriately classified as corresponding?

  6. Do you have an appropriate accountability structure for source decision making/approvals that complies with standard Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) requirements?

  7. Are all your processes and controls adequately documented and tested, or do you have a plan to comply with Sarbanes-Oxley and JOBS Act requirements?

  8. What is the value of increasing the reliability of the financial numbers upon which the markets move, and individual investment decisions are made?

  9. What systems development life cycle (SDLC) controls should be considered for technology implementation projects or significant system upgrades?

  10. Will boards without quality review requirements need to implement corresponding programs in order to provide better protection of the public?

Complete the self assessment, on your own or with a team in a workshop setting. Use the workbook together with the self assessment requirements spreadsheet:

  • The workbook is the latest in-depth complete edition of the Sarbanes Oxley Internal Controls book in PDF containing 998 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

Your Sarbanes Oxley Internal Controls self-assessment dashboard which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next:

  • The Self-Assessment Dashboard; with the Sarbanes Oxley Internal Controls Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Sarbanes Oxley Internal Controls areas need attention, which requirements you should focus on and who will be responsible for them:

    • Shows your organization instant insight in areas for improvement: Auto generates reports, radar chart for maturity assessment, insights per process and participant and bespoke, ready to use, RACI Matrix
    • Gives you a professional Dashboard to guide and perform a thorough Sarbanes Oxley Internal Controls Self-Assessment
    • Is secure: Ensures offline data protection of your Self-Assessment results
    • Dynamically prioritized projects-ready RACI Matrix shows your organization exactly what to do next:


STEP 3: Implement, Track, follow up and revise strategy

The outcomes of STEP 2, the self assessment, are the inputs for STEP 3; Start and manage Sarbanes Oxley Internal Controls projects with the 62 implementation resources:

  • 62 step-by-step Sarbanes Oxley Internal Controls Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 Sarbanes Oxley Internal Controls project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Stakeholder Management Plan: What are the criteria for selecting other suppliers, including subcontractors?

  2. Team Operating Agreement: Do team members need to frequently communicate as a full group to make timely decisions?

  3. Change Management Plan: Has the relevant business unit been notified of installation and support requirements?

  4. Activity Duration Estimates: Are procedures defined for calculating cost estimates?

  5. Procurement Audit: Are the journals and ledgers kept current for all funds?

  6. Activity Duration Estimates: Are adjustments implemented to correct or prevent defects?

  7. Team Directory: Where will the product be used and/or delivered or built when appropriate?

  8. Stakeholder Management Plan: Is there general agreement & acceptance of the current status and progress of the Sarbanes Oxley Internal Controls project?

  9. Procurement Management Plan: Have all involved Sarbanes Oxley Internal Controls project stakeholders and work groups committed to the Sarbanes Oxley Internal Controls project?

  10. Stakeholder Analysis Matrix: Vulnerable groups; who are the vulnerable groups that might be affected by the Sarbanes Oxley Internal Controls project?

Step-by-step and complete Sarbanes Oxley Internal Controls Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Sarbanes Oxley Internal Controls project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix

2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Sarbanes Oxley Internal Controls project Management Plan
  • 2.2 Scope Management Plan
  • 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
  • 2.4 Requirements Documentation
  • 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • 2.6 Sarbanes Oxley Internal Controls project Scope Statement
  • 2.7 Assumption and Constraint Log
  • 2.8 Work Breakdown Structure
  • 2.9 WBS Dictionary
  • 2.10 Schedule Management Plan
  • 2.11 Activity List
  • 2.12 Activity Attributes
  • 2.13 Milestone List
  • 2.14 Network Diagram
  • 2.15 Activity Resource Requirements
  • 2.16 Resource Breakdown Structure
  • 2.17 Activity Duration Estimates
  • 2.18 Duration Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.19 Sarbanes Oxley Internal Controls project Schedule
  • 2.20 Cost Management Plan
  • 2.21 Activity Cost Estimates
  • 2.22 Cost Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.23 Cost Baseline
  • 2.24 Quality Management Plan
  • 2.25 Quality Metrics
  • 2.26 Process Improvement Plan
  • 2.27 Responsibility Assignment Matrix
  • 2.28 Roles and Responsibilities
  • 2.29 Human Resource Management Plan
  • 2.30 Communications Management Plan
  • 2.31 Risk Management Plan
  • 2.32 Risk Register
  • 2.33 Probability and Impact Assessment
  • 2.34 Probability and Impact Matrix
  • 2.35 Risk Data Sheet
  • 2.36 Procurement Management Plan
  • 2.37 Source Selection Criteria
  • 2.38 Stakeholder Management Plan
  • 2.39 Change Management Plan

3.0 Executing Process Group:

  • 3.1 Team Member Status Report
  • 3.2 Change Request
  • 3.3 Change Log
  • 3.4 Decision Log
  • 3.5 Quality Audit
  • 3.6 Team Directory
  • 3.7 Team Operating Agreement
  • 3.8 Team Performance Assessment
  • 3.9 Team Member Performance Assessment
  • 3.10 Issue Log

4.0 Monitoring and Controlling Process Group:

  • 4.1 Sarbanes Oxley Internal Controls project Performance Report
  • 4.2 Variance Analysis
  • 4.3 Earned Value Status
  • 4.4 Risk Audit
  • 4.5 Contractor Status Report
  • 4.6 Formal Acceptance

5.0 Closing Process Group:

  • 5.1 Procurement Audit
  • 5.2 Contract Close-Out
  • 5.3 Sarbanes Oxley Internal Controls project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned



With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any Sarbanes Oxley Internal Controls project with this in-depth Sarbanes Oxley Internal Controls Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Sarbanes Oxley Internal Controls projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices
  • Implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals
  • Integrate recent advances in Sarbanes Oxley Internal Controls and put process design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines

Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a business challenge or meet a business objective is the most valuable role; In EVERY company, organization and department.

Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project within a business, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?'

This Toolkit empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make Sarbanes Oxley Internal Controls investments work better.

This Sarbanes Oxley Internal Controls All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person.