Sarbanes Oxley (SOX 404)

FustCharles’ internal controls expertise and guidance can help organizations comply with the SOX 404 requirement. 

Public companies as well as companies considering going public need to be aware of SOX 404. SOX 404 aims to enhance the accuracy and reliability of financial statements, reduce the risk of fraudulent reporting, and increase transparency and accountability for publicly traded companies. Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 requires that management of public companies assess the effectiveness of their internal controls over financial reporting and that an independent audit firm attest to and report on management's assessment of their internal controls. 

Meet our Expert

Jeffrey R. Ritchie, CPA - Principal


Jeff Ritchie is a risk and controls specialist with over 11 years of experience helping both public and private organizations assess and manage their risk Ritchie.pnglandscapes. Jeff’s expertise across both operational and IT control environments allows him to provide a unique perspective and insight to clients, which is tailored to their specific risks. This allows organizations to make better decisions and provides a comprehensive and streamlined way to identify and manage their risks.

Jeff has extensive experience in System and Organization Controls reporting (SOC 1 and SOC 2), enterprise risk management, internal control transformation projects, SOX 404 compliance, IT control assessments, process improvement and control readiness assessments.

Jeff is a CPA licensed in New York and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He obtained his B.S. and M.S. in Accounting from Siena College and resides in Syracuse.


Contact Jeff for a discussion on how we can help your organization.

jritchie(at) / 315.928.7445


SOC Reporting (SOC 1, SOC 2 and more)


Sarbanes Oxley (SOX 404)