Protiviti Presents J-SOX Best Practices Webinar on November 8, 2007

    MENLO PARK, Calif., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --

    WHAT:  Webinar for North American subsidiaries and affiliates of Tokyo
           Stock Exchange-listed Japanese companies. The start of Year One of
           Japan's Financial Instruments and Exchange Law -- commonly referred
           to as "J-SOX" -- is now less than six months away. While a number
           of Japanese subsidiaries have completed the documentation phase and
           started remediation and testing effort, other companies are just
           starting this compliance effort.


           Audit, finance, IT and compliance professionals are invited to join
           Protiviti experts for this webinar that delves into J-SOX
           requirements and offers suggested approaches to compliance. Topics
           to be addressed include:
           * A summary of the Q&A document issued by Japan's Financial
             Services Agency on October 2
           * Best practices in J-SOX documentation
           * Suggested approach for remediation of control gaps and
             operational testing
           * Overview of IT general control evaluation for J-SOX

           Protiviti -- a leading global provider of independent risk
           consulting and internal audit services -- has been working with
           Japanese organizations since 2006 on their J-SOX compliance efforts
           and has assisted thousands of companies worldwide with
           Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.

    WHO:   Paul Sachs, Protiviti managing director and member of the company's
           J-SOX Compliance and Risk Management Solution senior leadership
           team, will lead the webinar. Sachs has been advising North American
           subsidiaries of Japanese companies on compliance with J-SOX since
           early 2006 and has supported many U.S. companies with their U.S.
           SOX compliance requirements since 2003.

    WHEN:  Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. PST/1:00 p.m. CST/2:00 p.m.

    HOW:   Register for the webinar at
           by 5:00 pm PST on Nov. 7. There is no fee to join the webinar.

Source: Protiviti

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