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.

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           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.
           EST

    HOW:   Register for the webinar at http://www.protiviti.com/go/jsoxevents
           by 5:00 pm PST on Nov. 7. There is no fee to join the webinar.

Source: Protiviti

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