Internal Controls for SOX Testing
The Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Testing is conducted in one or more rounds throughout the year to test the condition of the internal controls. The discrepancies found in the internal controls should be immediately rectified and the ensured that they function smoothly while the audits are carried on. Whether automated or manual, controls must be tested regularly to make sure they comply with various regulatory initiatives. In addition, the internal controls work on various platforms but might not work on some of the platforms.
Controls are implemented in order to mitigate risks. As the risks become more complicated, a greater number of controls is required to manage the risk. It is time to reinvent the approach to internal controls. Organizations face an increasing complexity of changing processes and business units. Thanks to the ever-changing variables, organizations today need to take extra efforts to manage controls and their discrepancies. All of this requires lot of manual work including extensive work on spreadsheets.
The next challenge is to identify how the controls can be used to manage the changing variables within the organization. Sometimes the solutions used to manage controls can be costly. The senior management understands the scenario and takes informed decisions based on the organization’s requirements and regulatory initiatives.
Most of the complexity associated with controls is linked to the number of platforms it supports. Once the control connects with all possible platforms, the complexity reduces, and the functionality smoothens. This makes it easy for the auditors to gain the required information from the organization during audits. Sentri offers solutions for managing controls to enable effective access governance, automatic transaction monitoring, system configuration monitoring for both cloud and on-prem applications.
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