We have read and heard a few things from people who are in the throes of complying with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. The common theme runs something like this: "We're spending all this money and what are we getting in return?"

While it's an understandable sentiment, we're reminded of an old joke in which a hardened convict makes an appointment to see the new administrator. The first words out of his mouth are, "I don't like it here." There follows a long silence, and then the warden says, "You're not supposed to."

Register or login for access to this item and much more

All Accounting Today content is archived after seven days.

Community members receive:
  • All recent and archived articles
  • Conference offers and updates
  • A full menu of enewsletter options
  • Web seminars, white papers, ebooks

Don't have an account? Register for Free Unlimited Access