Compliance with the requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX) has elevated expectations of internal controls over financial reporting and has increased executive accountability. At AC Lordi, we take a strategic, top-down, risk-based approach towards SOX compliance offering subject matter expertise and experienced resources to help ensure you optimize your system of internal controls and address the increasingly vigorous requirements of the SEC, COSO, and external auditors.

Our SOX team’s reputation is anchored by a strong commitment to consistent quality, proven tools and methodologies, close relationships with the Big 4 and other accounting firms, and unparalleled, concise, thorough documentation and deliverables supporting management’s conclusions.

We work with your senior management and audit committee to strengthen and streamline financial reporting processes and controls. Our team has worked with countless clients to achieve their goals and exceed their expectations. The depth and breadth of our relationships and interactions with external auditors combined with our ability to focus on trending areas of emphasis are key to how we maximize our benefit to clients.

For companies that are not required to comply with SOX, we provide SOX readiness and internal control assessments.

Some of the Many Ways Our SOX Services Can Benefit You

  • Leverage our methodology that effectively reduces ongoing testing, saving time and resources
  • Ensure formally documented compliance with the 2013 COSO Framework
  • Improve communication with an expert liaison for management and external auditors
  • Standardize reports, training materials and enterprise-wide processes
  • Increase productivity and efficiencies with professional project management
  • Strengthen your control environment and effectively manage change
  • Minimize human error with modern and automated technical support
  • Ensure compliance and readiness with regular risk assessments

Contact Us

Meet Our Experts

Bill Dawson, CPA

Principal, Risk & Compliance

Bill is a financial executive with diverse accounting and reporting, tax, audit and business consulting experience with public and privately held domestic and multinational corporations. He served as VP of Internal Audit, and later as the VP of Corporate Income Tax for a $2+ billion specialty apparel retailer. He also has 18+ years of Big 4 experience with PricewaterhouseCoopers, including as an Audit Partner managing a portfolio of public and privately held consumer product, chemical manufacturing, aerospace and retail clients. Bill is a graduate of Villanova University with a BS in Accounting.

Phone: 610-455-2073

Jeff Flynn, CPA

Principal, Risk & Compliance

Jeff plans global and single site Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance efforts, ensuring proper scope for cost effective compliance and coordinating with management, audit committees, and external auditors. He co-developed the firm’s proprietary SOX methodology and has led initial implementation efforts and control optimization efforts for 70+ clients. He has implemented Internal Audit functions, has led Quality Assessment Reviews, and plans, manages, executes, and reports on financial due diligence efforts. Jeff is a former Audit Manager with Deloitte, and is a graduate of Saint Joseph’s University with a B.S. in Accounting.

Phone: 610-738-0100 x181

Joe Casey, CPA, CFE

Director, Risk & Compliance

Joe provides companies with forensic accounting and investigatory, fraud prevention, due diligence, internal auditing, accounting and financial management and SOX compliance services. He has managed or assisted with numerous asset misappropriation, financial statement fraud and corruption investigations, and provided forensic accounting and consulting services in other financial disputes. Joe is a former Manager from Deloitte & Touche with over 15 years of experience and holds a BS from the University of Maryland and an MBA from Temple University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner.

Phone: 610-738-0100 x183