Read the article As SOX Hits 15, Ethics Fall Short, which discusses the perceptions and the pros and cons of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act 15 years after its inception. In your initial post, address the following:
What implications does Sarbanes-Oxley have for corporations versus for small businesses?
Based on your personal and professional goals, what impact might Sarbanes-Oxley and other ethical regulations have on your work?
Why is the reliability of financials important, and what steps should be taken to ensure that financials are reliable?