Ten years have elapsed since Protiviti’s first Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Compliance Survey Report, and much of it remains relevant today. In our inaugural report, we reported that ‘‘organizations had come a long way in the past eight years’’ in refining their SOX compliance capabilities but pointed out that ‘‘Sarbanes-Oxley still has a high level of cost, effort and administrative burden for many organizations.’’ That was the case in 2010, and remains true now.
This article highlights the past decade of SOX compliance efforts documented in our annual reports and offers several takeaways for continuous SOX capability improvement.
2019 Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Survey
2018 Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Survey