This webcast aired on December 16, 2021. 
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Preparing for an initial public offering (IPO) is a significant, complex, and time-consuming endeavor for any startup to take on. Public companies listed in the United States are required to comply with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), which contains mandates that have wide-reaching impact on an organization’s IT systems, data management practices, and financial reporting processes.

These compliance requirements are often overlooked or underestimated by pre-IPO companies. Many startups don’t realize they need to start behaving like public companies and level up their compliance programs months before they actually IPO.

In this webinar, hear from compliance and SOX subject matter experts at Armanino LLP and Instacart on what pre-IPO companies should know, plan for, and do to ready their organization for going public. Presenters will cover key topics, including:

  • Key requirements of SOX
  • The different paths to IPO: traditional vs. SPAC (special purpose acquisition company) and the trade-offs organizations need to consider when choosing
  • Common pitfalls companies stumble into during the IPO preparation process
  • How compliance leaders can guide their organization to make the cultural and operational shifts needed to become an IPO-ready company

Todd Bishop, Partner, Risk Assurance & Advisory Services at Armanino LLP
Terry O’Daniel, Security & GRC at Instacart
Aidan Collins, Head of Enterprise Business, Hyperproof