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Attributes of Sarbanes-Oxley Tool Sets Part Two: Information and Communication, Monitoring, and Startup Tips
An earlier article, Audit Considerations for Enterprise Software Implementations, included a brief discussion of the use of computer-based tool sets and

internal control article  will assist in achieving internal control objectives as depicted in the second dimension (top level view) of the framework. These control objectives provide for the following: Obtaining the efficiency and effectiveness of operations in meeting business objectives to include performance and profitability goals Ensuring the accuracy and reliability of financial reporting Verifying compliance with applicable laws and regulations The third dimension (front to back view) of the framework includes the units

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