Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) November 04, 2011
SSAE 16 changes that became effective June 15, 2011 will impact not only service organizations, but companies that partner with them. While SSAE 16(SOC1) specifically addresses controls that affect financial statements, SOC2 and SOC 3 cover attributes such as Security, Availability, Process Integrity, Confidentiality and Privacy as additions to the new regulations. During this one-hour complimentary webinar, renowned guest speaker and assurance and compliance expert Neil Gonsalves, Director of A-lign CPAs and Mark Johnston, Client Strategist from Infogix, Inc. will:
- Explain the new compliance standards of SSAE16 (SOC 1, 2 & 3) and how they will affect your service organization and/or your partnerships with service organizations.
- Explore best practices on preparing for and executing SSAE 16 audits
- Discuss Infogix SAS 70 / SSAE 16 related case studies and how leading services organizations reduce their cost of audit and ensure process integrity with automated controls and reconciliations.
About the Guest Speaker
Neil Gonsalves is a Director at A-lign with over 220 SAS 70/SSAE 16 audits of experience. Prior to joining A-lign, Neil was responsible for leading and managing one of the "Big 4" firm’s SAS 70 practice within the Southeast area. Additionally, he played a significant role in building their SAS 70 practice in India. Neil’s prior responsibilities included overseeing the completion of over 30 SAS 70 audits annually, assisting in developing the firm’s SAS 70 audit methodology and training. Neil also served as a Quality Assurance Reviewer on a number of SAS 70s. Furthermore, he assisted in developing SAS 70 educational materials and led training of firm personnel at each of the area’s offices. Neil has additional experience in financial and information systems auditing, governance, risk assessments, and controls implementation and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. More recently Neil has been actively involved in working with clients to educate them and help them plan for the implementation of the new Global – ISAE 3402, Assurance Reports on Controls at a Third Party Service Organization and the US equivalent – Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE 16) Reporting on Controls at a Service Organization. Neil has provided professional services for multiple Global 1000, Fortune 500 and regional companies during the course of his career. http://www.aligncpa.com