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Another Two Cents Worth for Sarbanes-Oxley

Here's a shocker: the cost to comply with Sarbanes-Oxley is twice what companies originally expected. And it's not lawyers who are responsible. OK, maybe a little responsible, but not completely.

The costs are 62% higher than expected. Factors contributing to the cost increase include a 109 percent rise in internal costs, a 42 percent jump in external costs, and a 40 percent increase in fees charged by external auditors. Information technology costs have added over a million dollars to compliance costs.

What can be done? Beyond the normal efforts to keep costs down, not much. Compliance costs. Otherwise, talk to Senator Sarbanes or Congressman Oxley.

You can at least give them your two cents worth.

Printer friendly page Permalink Email to a friend Posted by J. Craig Williams on Thursday, August 12, 2004 at 11:57 Comments Closed (0) |
 
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