New York, NY, May 25, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Congress, the leading producer of regulatory-focused teleconferences has announced today that Mr. Paul Goddard, Programme Director, SOX s404, Group Finance at Reuters, will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ teleconference on “Sarbanes-Oxley: The Latest Update” scheduled for Tuesday, June 19, 2007 at 12:00 Noon till 2:00 PM (EST).
The future of Sarbanes-Oxley will depend on companies’ ability to effectively implement manageable policies within their day-to-day operations. Help may be on the way as federal securities regulators are close to approving final guidance and rule for 2007 audits. Key regulators have pledged to make compliance with Section 404 less costly and complicated for companies and interested parties. The Knowledge Congress has assembled a team of distinguished experts to help analyze these changes and their impact on the companies servicing this industry. These experts will present their findings, which include a "best practice" panel at a comprehensive two-hour teleconference.
About Mr. Paul Goddard
Paul has headed Reuters SOX s404 compliance programme since 2004, managing the global programme based in London. Reuters were early adopters of the ‘top-down, risk-based’ approach to SOX and successfully attested for their annual report for the year ending December 2006.
Paul Joined Reuters in 1985 and has held a variety of IT, Project and Operational positions over this time, including a 3-year assignment managing Reuters development group in Toronto and as COO of Lipper, a Reuters subsidiary specializing in Fund Management information.
Prior to joining Reuters, Paul worked for the London Stock Exchange as a programmer working on information systems supporting the introduction of the ‘Big Bang’.
Paul has a degree in Accounting and Computing from the University of Kent at Canterbury.
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