The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board's top auditor offered some suggestions for the third year of life under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, while speaking at the 25th Annual Securities and Exchange Commission and Financial Reporting Institute Conference on June 8.

Thomas Ray, the board's chief auditor and director of professional standards, pointed to the board's May release of a plan to improve implementation of SOX's internal control reporting requirements by focusing on efficiency during inspections.

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