Assignment Content

  1. Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper on COSO and how it relates to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the auditing of public companies. Address the following:
    • Provide a brief history of COSO.
    • Describe the five components and 17 principles of the COSO framework.
    • Review your company’s “Management’s Annual Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting” and “Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm” (usually found in Section 9A of the Form 10-K) and explain why these reports are necessary.