Do you know that CEOs and CFOs could face up to $5 million in fines, as well as 20 years of imprisonment, if they submit false certifications during a Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance audit? Companies that are caught violating the SOX Act may be fined, removed from public stock exchanges and stripped of their D&O (Directors and Officers) insurance policies. In response to a surge of financial scandals, the SOX Act has been introduced to ensure that organizations continually design and identify the proper controls and help them with control structure strengthening, efficient financial reporting, building working relationships and peak operational performance.
This Certified Sarbanes-Oxley Professional (CSOP™) program will prepare you to implement and audit a Sarbanes-Oxley compliant control system in your organization, enabling you to fulfil the requirements of the law. By understanding key components of SOX and how to build a robust internal control system based on COSO framework, you will be able to develop a more effective compliance and risk management system for your organization. Through this program, you will gain insights into delivering proper SOX audit through fraud risk analysis, deficiencies assessment, and internal controls documentation. By understanding critical sections of SOX such as identify controls, implementing control testing, monitoring & assessing controls, you are able to build a SOX-compliant internal control system that can improve your organization efficiency in operations yet compliant with the law.
By the end of the program and upon passing the Chartered exam, you will have earned the Certified Sarbanes-Oxley Professional (CSOP™) title which you can use to demonstrate your professional credentials and track record in building a Sarbanes-Oxley compliant framework. This certification demonstrates a high level of expertise in Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and can be a valuable asset for professionals looking to advance their careers in finance, accounting, or compliance.
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This Certified Sarbanes-Oxley Professional (CSOP™) program is a mark of and distinction that signifies a fully qualified corporate governance and compliance professional with Sarbanes-Oxley and compliance expertise and skill sets. It is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Professional Certifications, which maintains the governing standards for all members. The CSOP™ charter is a trademarked charter available only to professionals who have completed and passed this program. The certification is governed and maintained by Chartered Institute of Professional Certifications with over 90,000 members around the world. It is also endorsed by prominent associations and organizations worldwide.
The content of this program has been independently certified and accredited by CPD as conforming to Continuing Professional Principles.
After a series of corporate scandals such as the Enron scandal, where the bankrupted company had overvalued its energy contracts and used several complex accounting manoeuvres to mislead investors, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) was passed to re-establish investor trust in financial markets by addressing loopholes that had previously permitted public companies to mislead investors. The law has been successful in creating ethical business practices and good governance through internal controls, reports and disclosures. Many organizations are moving beyond literal compliance by developing internal reforms and adopting policies and practices to expose weaknesses and deficiencies.
This Certified Sarbanes-Oxley Professional (CSOP™) program is designed to empower professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to master Sarbanes-Oxley compliance policies and requirements. Through this program, participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of SOX's key provisions, including the latest updates and critical sections of the Act, and learn how to develop a SOX compliant program that ensures integrity and accountability across their organization's internal control, financial reporting, and risk management systems. Utilizing the COSO Framework, attendees will also gain the ability to identify internal control deficiencies within their organization, and implement a robust internal control framework that guarantees overall compliance with the SOX act.
In addition, participants will master the key elements of the SOX auditing process and learn how to ensure financial statements are fully compliant with the SOX act. This program will cover all the documentation required for a SOX program, including the formats, flowcharts, and risk matrix needed to ensure compliance. You will also gain a strong understanding on ethical considerations, corporate governance, and the role of the board of directors in ensuring SOX compliance.
By the end of the program and upon passing the Chartered exam, you will have earned the Certified Sarbanes-Oxley Professional (CSOPTM) designation which you can use to demonstrate your professional credentials and track record in building a Sarbanes-Oxley compliant framework.
Globally demanded and recognized, this designation is an industry-recognized trademarked charter developed by the Chartered Institute of Professional Certifications and has lifelong validity. It’s also fully certified and independently accredited by CPD as conforming to Continuing Professional Principles.
Eva María López Fernández is a global certified internal audit and risk management expert, with more than twenty years' experience in leading and developing Internal Audit functions and implementing Internal Control (including SOX compliance programs) and Enterprise Risk Management frameworks. She has an impeccable record of leading and implementing Internal Control and Risk Management frameworks in IBEX and NASDAQ-listed companies, fulfilling Sarbanes-Oxley Act requirements. She also holds several prestigious certifications, including CIA (Certified Internal Auditor), CRMA (Certification in Risk Management Assurance), and COSO (Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Tradeway Commission). In addition to her work as an internal auditor, she has served as a member of the Technical Commissions at IIA-Spain, providing valuable content in the issuance of documents related to current issues in the profession. Her passion for internal auditing has led her to teach seminars on the topic, as well as contribute content to positioning documents on hot topics in the field.
Besides that, she is currently collaborating with the Internal Audit Foundation, helping professionals in internal auditing to be knowledgeable about emerging issues and relevant investigations, as well as being a mentor in an Emerging Leaders Mentoring Program sponsored by the Global Institute of Internal Auditors.
At the end of the program, there will be a Chartered exam comprised of 50 multiple choice questions. Upon passing the exam, you will be accredited with your Certified Sarbanes-Oxley Professional (CSOP™) designation
If you have challenges passing the exam, you can secure assistance from our team and faculty leader to help you pass the exam.
Earning the Certified Sarbanes-Oxley Professional (CSOP™) designation after completing the program and passing the exam is a professional achievement that can enhance your resume, CV, and other professional credentials. The CSOP™ certification is a global trademark and industry-recognized, with lifelong validity. Holding this certification demonstrates a high level of expertise in Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and can be a valuable asset for professionals looking to advance their careers in finance, accounting, or corporate governance. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act is a constantly evolving area of compliance, attending a CSOP™ program ensures that professionals stay up-to-date on the latest developments and best practices.
Globally demanded and recognized, the CSOP™ designation will help you to distinguish your Sarbanes-Oxley skillset and establish you as an expert in administering strong internal controls and SOX compliance, making you more attractive to employers in the field.
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