The Sarbanes Oxley Act Of 2002

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The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX) was enacted to bring back public trust in markets. Building trust requires ethics within organizations. Through codes of ethics, organizations conduct themselves in a manner that promotes public trust. Through defining a code of ethics, organizations can follow, the market becomes fair for investors to have confidence in the integrity of the disclosures and financial reports given to them. The code of ethics includes the promotion of honest and ethical conduct. This code requires disclosure on the codes that apply to senior financial officers and including provisions to encourage whistle blowing, a Business Ethics Perspective on Sarbanes-Oxley and the Organizational Sentencing Guidelines. The Congress signed the Sarbanes-Oxley Act into law in response to the public demand for reform. Even though there is some criticism of it, the act still stands to prevent and punish corporate fraud and malpractice. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act was security law that birthed from corporate and accounting scandals. The act’s name derived from Senator Paul Sarbanes and Congressman Michael G. Oxley. Oxley is a congressman who introduced his Corporate and Auditing Accountability and Responsibility Act to the House of Representatives. Sarbanes was a senator who proposed his Public Company Accounting Reform and Investor Protection Act to the Senate in 2002. After the public kept on demanding for a reform, both of the proposed acts passed and President George W. Bush

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