Magazine article The CPA Journal

Website of the Month: FierceSarbox

Magazine article The CPA Journal

Website of the Month: FierceSarbox

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FierceSaibox ( is a member of the FierceMarkets family of websites. FierceSarbox is a free site focusing on Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance issues, paid for by SOX-specific advertisements that may be as usefill to certain users as some of the site's free resources.

FierceSarbox's home and main pages are organized in a consistent, easy-to-navigate format Tabs at the top of the home and main pages offer connections to FierceFinance, FierceCIO, and the FierceMarkets index of related sites. Linked pages open in the original window, and the other sites follow a similar layout

Menu tabs at the top of the home and main pages point to home, news, events, whitepapers, webinars, and TechFinder. The menu bar also offers links to log in, register, advertise, and contact the webmaster. The home and news pages are exclusive to FierceSarbox, while the other features are housed under FierceFinance.

The top and center of the Homepage are dedicated to the latest news, providing an introduction, link to the full article, and keyword tags to related articles. The left side of the homepage offers connections to FierceFinance, press releases, comments posted by users, top tags by topic, and a SOX glossary. The right side of the home and main pages features links to external blogs, whitepapers, events, and FierceMarkets publications.

Sarbanes-Oxley News

A large portion of the website is devoted to current news articles about SOX compliance issues, pulled from a variety of sources. The articles include a toolbar to e-mail, print, leave a comment, and contact the author.

Most of the articles offer keyword tags, links to the original source website or blog, and related articles on FierceSarbox. The home and main pages list the top tags, which ate subsidiary indices of articles on a particular topic. The articles are listed chronologically, with the most recent articles at the top. …

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