The Securities and Exchange Commission and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board announced the panelists for a May 10 roundtable on Year Two experiences with the internal controls provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
The roundtable will feature a broad range of stakeholders involved with internal control reporting -- including issuers, auditors, investors and other interested parties. Executives from the Big Four firms, BDO Seidman LLP, Grant Thornton LLP and Crowe Chizek & Co. LLP will be on hand, as will representatives from the NYSE Group Inc. and the Nasdaq Stock Market Inc., and other major public companies.
The full list of participants is available on the SEC's Web site, www.sec.gov.
The roundtable will address a number of topics, including: an overview of the second year; management evaluation and assessment; the audit of internal control over financial reporting; the effect on the market; and suggested next steps.
Materials related to the roundtable -- including the day's agenda, a briefing paper, and materials submitted in connection with the discussions -- are accessible at www.sec.gov/spotlight/soxcomp.htm.A real-time Webcast of the discussion, which will be held at the SEC's Washington headquarters and is open to the public, will also be accessible from the SEC's Web site.
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