Gartner Research

5 Quick Wins for SOX Controls Maintenance

Published: 28 January 2019

ID: G00433031

Analyst(s): Audit Research Team


SOX compliance can be a burden — 56% of audit departments involved in SOX compliance say that it crowds out other assurance activities. Use these quick efficiency wins to improve controls documentation and maintenance to free up auditors’ time for your other priorities.

Table Of Contents

1. Use Flowcharts for Control Documentation

2. Streamline Control Owner Handoffs

3. Regularly Certify Controls

4. Label Processes Associated With SOX Controls

5. Centralize Controls Maintenance and Documentation

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