That sounds just plain idiotic.  I cannot imagine that SOX meant to stop
legitimate programmers from doing their job.

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>On the original question as to who at our company handles the closing:
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>IM, COM, A/R is closed by the IT department as part of month-end
>processing.   IT is responsible for making sure everything in those areas
>has been processed prior to closing the fiscal period.  Since we do a full
>MAPICS backup after posting EVERYTHING for the month, and it is our
>responsbility to do that, we close those applications.
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>Sarbox rules are OK with that, for some reason.   However, A/P and G/L are
>closed by our plant accountant.   Again, that is a Sarbox regulation.
>
>On the 2nd thread for this topic, as in how ridiculous SOX has gotten:
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>As it was explained to me by several "knowledgeable people", SOX as passed
>by Congress consists of GUIDELINES, and it is up to the SOX consultants to
>interpret those guidelines for the companies for which they are performing
>the SOX consulting.   Does that sound to anyone else besides me like hiring
>the fox to guard the henhouse?  I mean, if MY income was based on my
>contracts, and I was permitted to arbitrarily define those contracts as I
>saw fit....  Can you spell "Gravy Train"?  I know that my shop has been hit
>with some (what I consider) absurd requirements, such as my programmers and
>I not being allowed access to production data - when WE ARE THE ONLY PEOPLE
>IN THE IT DEPARTMENT!
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>Dale Gindlesperger
>IT Manager/Special Projects Leader
>Fleetwood Folding Trailers, Inc.
>258 Beacon Street
>Somerset, PA  15501
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