After the meeting, send out the minutes and add action items. My team uses SOXHUB as our SOX management solution. We created a category for “Action Items” as an issue type to ensure critical actions from the SOX Steering Committee or the Audit Committee are tracked appropriately. The action items from this meeting are likely to have a larger impact across the organization, so these should be a high priority.
Whether you are starting a SOX compliance program from the ground up or working in an established department, SOX work can be daunting. SOX control owners need to take on more work and maintain additional documentation, and they may not understand the value. By going into the conversation with confidence and knowing you have the support of your Audit Committee and your SOX Steering Committee, you can sell the value of a strong control environment and inspire the team to embrace their part of SOX compliance.