Implications of Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 with Scott Taub, Acting Chief Accountant, SEC

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Scott Taub, Acting Chief Accountant, SEC discusses Compliance Strategies to Evaluate Internal Control Effectiveness and the Implications of Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404.

In a free Xtalks web conference on April 19, 2006, Scott Taub, Acting Chief Accountant, US Securities and Exchange Commission, and Eric Keller, President and Chief Executive Officer, Movaris, will discuss Sarbanes-Oxley and Section 404.

Implications of Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 - Compliance Strategies to Evaluate Internal Control Effectiveness

Section 404 continues to pose a problem for many organizations. How can investor protection be maintained in the most time- and cost-saving way? How can you best identify risk areas to focus on when assessing the effectiveness of controls? Join us for an exclusive presentation from Scott Taub, Acting Chief Accountant for the Securities & Exchange Commission. Mr Taub will discuss common areas of concern in Section 404 compliance and offer recommendations to meet compliance goals.

The speakers will discuss such areas as:

  • Establishing and maintaining your internal control mechanisms
  • Reviewing recommendations on how to minimize risk and costs
  • Recent PCAOB / SEC recommendations on unifying compliance and financial audits

The web conference is sponsored by Movaris, who will host a workshop following the keynote presentation and before the Q&A session.

Registration for the event is currently open and free at:

About the Speakers

Keynote Speaker: Scott Taub, Acting Chief Accountant, US Securities and Exchange Commission

Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Christopher Cox has designated Scott Taub to serve as Acting Chief Accountant for the SEC due to the departure of the SEC’s Chief Accountant Donald Nicolaisen.

Taub previously served as the SEC’s deputy chief accountant since Sept. 2002. Prior to his most recent service with the SEC, Taub was a partner in the Professional Standards Group of Arthur Andersen in Chicago. Seven of Taub’s years at Andersen were spent in its Detroit office where he was an experienced manager in the audit practice. From June 1999 through June 2001, Taub served as a professional accounting fellow with the SEC’s Office of Chief Accountant.

Taub graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 1990.    

Workshop Leader: Eric Keller, President & CEO, Movaris

Eric Keller, President and Chief Executive Officer, brings to Movaris more than 20 years of experience as a financial executive in high-growth technology companies, giving him unique insight into the efforts of public companies to comply with a wide range of regulations. His business background encompasses corporate and international finance, public offerings, acquisitions, intellectual property licensing, and financial information systems, and he has worked with companies in capital goods, services, and health care. Throughout his career, he has built strong finance functions to support rapidly expanding technology companies and has completed more than $400 million of private and public financings.

Mr. Keller has extensive experience in corporate compliance with government agencies including the SEC and the FDA. He served as audit committee chair, and later chairman of the board of Marimba Inc. prior to BMC Software's acquisition of Marimba in 2004. Mr. Keller's CFO experience includes Corio Inc., an enterprise application service provider; Aspect Communications, a provider of contact center solutions and services; Dionex Corporation, a manufacturer of scientific instruments; and Ventritex, Inc., a medical device manufacturer.

About Movaris

Movaris helps finance organizations transform their "last mile" - the series of activities performed during the financial close and reporting process - into repeatable, auditable and efficient processes. Movaris OneClose unifies financial controls and close tasks with the creation of a company's financial statements, creating a system of record for both financial close and financial compliance.

About Xtalks

Xtalks (recently featured in the London Times article Conference call that spans the globe) brings industry experts to executives’ desktops around the world in a web-based information network that provides insight into breaking business issues through interactive digital web conferences. By leveraging the best of hi-speed Internet and telecom technology, Xtalks provides a fantastic forum for highly interactive communication. Xtalks web conferences allow anyone with interest in a particular topic to participate in a web meeting by synchronizing their desktop computer and phone alongside industry experts. Xtalks is part of The Honeycomb Worldwide Group of Companies (, including Honeycomb Connect, a leader in executive networking, event management, web conferencing, publishing, and digital media with offices in North America and Europe.

“Xtalks' webinar brought together the top end users, technology vendors, and thinkers in the space,” says Ed Hess, Editor of Integrated Solutions Magazine, referring to a previous Xtalks’ event. “As a media sponsor of the event, we were ecstatic to see the level of commitment and execution that Xtalks showed in making the event a huge success. It was informative and filled with new and fresh insights. The Q&A session was highly interactive and addressed a range of issues. In terms of online events, it set a standard that others will have trouble matching."

For more information on this conference or Xtalks in general, or to enquire about speaking opportunities or sponsoring future events, visit or contact Karen Anderson, Chief Marketing Officer, at phone: 312-977-1166 x1209.

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