From inside the profession, or even working closely besides it, it's sometimes hard to imagine that there's anyone who doesn't have at least a cursory understanding of what Sarbanes-Oxley meant for the profession, or why the debate over Section 404 continues years after its implementation.

The truth is, to even begin trying to offer up a cursory description of what the heck internal controls are all about, is usually more than enough to see the eyes of most audience members begin to glaze over.

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