New York (Sept. 10, 2004) -- KPMG's 404 Institute has launched "Countdown to Compliance," a series of Webcasts and online self-study programs for companies working to meet the first set of Sarbanes-Oxley deadlines on financial reporting and internal controls this November 15th.


Throughout September, October and November, the 404 Institute will host Webcasts and offer online self-study programs on topics such as the recently issued Public Company Accounting Oversight Board guidelines. Compliance areas that will be addressed include financial reporting deficiencies, the boardroom/audit committee angle, fraud prevention-based internal controls, and a look at the impact of compliance on information technology, supply chain management and outsourcing strategies.


The Webcast series kicks off Sept.15 at 2 p.m. EDT with "Hot Spots to Consider: Trends in Reported Deficiencies," an overview of patterns in the reporting of weaknesses by public companies. Additional Webcasts this month include a discussion of what boards and audit committees should be doing to comply with the Section 404 deadline, and a look at the connections between the management of company-wide internal controls and the ability to control fraud. For more information on additional Webcast topics or to register, visit www.404Institute.com.


404 Institute members also have access to a self-study program on the PCAOB’s Auditing Standard No. 2. In addition, all corporate executives can log on to www.404institute.com to participate in a brief benchmarking survey on financial reporting controls and documentation.


-- WebCPA staff

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