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Bhavesh Vadhani, CISA, CGEIT, CRISC, Director, Risk Services, Watkins Meegan LLC to Speak at KC’s Sarbanes-Oxley: How to Assess IT Controls Live Webcast


New York, NY, January 26, 2012 --(PR.com)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, announced today that Bhavesh Vadhani, CISA, CGEIT, CRISC, Director, Risk Services, Watkins Meegan LLC will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Sarbanes-Oxley: How to Assess IT Controls.” This event is scheduled for Wednesday, March 14, 2012 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).

For further details, please visit:
http://www.knowledgecongress.org/event_2012_Assess_Controls.html

About Bhavesh Vadhani

Mr. Vadhani is a Director in Watkins Meegan’s Risk Services Group with over 11 years of IT governance, risk, and compliance experience. He has led and managed several engagements, such as Information Technology (IT) controls assessments, Assessment of Service Organization Controls (SOC) including SSAE 16 (previously known as SAS 70) Attestations, Project Management and Quality Assurance reviews, IT Risk Assessments, Information Security consulting, IT Strategy, and Portfolio management. He has in-depth knowledge of IT and business processes and valuable experience in auditing and integrating highly complex systems. He is intimately familiar with regulatory requirements and standards, including, but not limited to, Sarbanes-Oxley 404 (SOX), OMB A-123, PCI-DSS, 201-CMR 17, Red Flags, FISMA, and FISCAM. Mr. Vadhani currently holds a Public Trust 6c clearance.

At Watkins Meegan, Mr. Vadhani works with organizations to adopt industry best practices and frameworks to improve efficiencies in day-to-day processes and identifies IT governance initiatives to help corporations and organizations enhance their existing IT environment.

About Watkins Meegan LLC

Watkins Meegan has been helping its clients develop, pursue, and achieve their business objectives since the firm was established in 1975. With an earned reputation for both quality and reliability, Watkins Meegan has become one of the largest CPA firms in the Metropolitan DC area, ranking in the top 70 accounting firms in the United States and the top 10 in Washington, DC.

Watkins Meegan’s professionals are more than tax specialists – they work to improve business performance, minimize costs, lower risks, and increase cash flow. Watkins Meegan takes pride in understanding its clients’ business needs – from tax planning and compliance to information technology and outsourced accounting.

For more information about Bhavesh Vadhani and Watkins Meegan, please visit: http://www.watkinsmeegan.com/Pages/default.aspx

Event Synopsis:

IT infrastructure is a significant factor in preparing financial reports, which makes validation of IT controls a fundamental requirement under Sarbanes-Oxley Law. Research shows that the cost associated with compliance for the IT control validation was high resulting from the companies’ haste in pursuing the validation. This scenario calls for companies to plan, organize, and execute an effective IT control validation system to ensure compliance with the law and to reduce corporate costs at the same time.

The Knowledge Group has assembled a distinguished panel of key experts and thought leaders to help businesses avoid costly errors and potential risks related to IT control validation.

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit: www.knowledgecongress.org.

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