Public vs. Private Company Controls Standards
CEO Billy Jean has heard that due to the Sarbanesâ€“Oxley Act, costs have increased significantly when operating a public company. Jean is especially apprehensive with reports that he can anticipate double the audit fees due to the internal control provisions of the Act and PCAOB Auditing Standard No. 2201. Jean has asked you to explain how the Sarbanesâ€“Oxley requirements may affect the audit.
Organize and share your thoughts if the company decides to go public. How would complying with the Sarbanesâ€“Oxley and PCAOB Auditing Standard No. 2201 change the companyâ€™s responsibilities for internal control? Then use your thoughts to:
- Describes the changes in internal controls (due to PCAOB and Sarbanes-Oxley standards) needed once they become a public company.
Your deliverable should be 3-4 pages in length. Please type your response in a Word document and follow APA format, according to CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA (Links to an external site.). Include a title page and reference page. Use two (2) outside academic sources other than the textbook, course materials, or other information provided as part of the course materials.