SOX and other public company compliance requirements

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  • PCAOB (Public Company Accounting Oversight Board)

    The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) is a Congressionally-established nonprofit that assesses U.S. public company audits to protect investors' interests. 

  • Senate Judiciary Committee (SJC)

    The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee is in charge of conducting hearings prior to Senate votes on confirmation of federal judges and has broad jurisdiction over federal criminal law. 

  • FTC (Federal Trade Commission)

    The FTC (Federal Trade Commission) is a U.S. federal regulatory agency designed to monitor and prevent anticompetitive, deceptive or unfair business practices. 

  • FPCA (Foreign Corrupt Practices Act)

    The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) is a federal U.S. law aimed at preventing the bribery of foreign government officials in an effort to obtain or retain business. 

  • whistleblower

    A whistleblower is a person who voluntarily provides information to the general public, or someone in a position of authority, about dishonest or illegal business activities occurring at an organization. 

  • JOBS Act (Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act)

    The JOBS Act (Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act) is legislation that eases regulatory restrictions for new businesses to make it easier for startups to get established. The intention of the Act is to encourage more business startups, foster their s... 

About SOX and other public company compliance requirements

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) is intended to protect shareholders and the general public from accounting errors and fraudulent practices by dictating which records should be stored, and for how long. Learn more about SOX with the latest information, news, advice, commentary and resources for compliance professionals.