Skill Enhancement Workshop Series XVI

Presented by:

Advantage Personnel, Inc.


Liberty Benefit Insurance Services 


We are pleased to present the next workshop in our series: 

Thursday, July 22nd, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 am


(See below for the full seminar agenda and meeting information)


“Sarbanes-Oxley - A View from Two

Perspectives:  Finance & HR”


·        Do you know the real implications of Sarbanes-Oxley for your organization?

·        Do you know the penalties if your organization does not comply?

·        Are you developing the right infrastructure to comply with Sarbanes-Oxley? 

·        Are you aware of the personal responsibilities regarding records management for CEO’s and CFO’s of public companies?  

·        How can you transform your records management program into a compliance program? 


This topic is among the top ranked issues of concern by finance and human resource professionals at both public and private companies.  Corporate Governance and accountability are on the forefront of every CEO’s mind following the high-profile scandals and corporate flame-outs of the past few years.  The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, probably the most significant reform of the U.S. securities law since the passage of the Securities Exchange Act in 1934, was enacted to restore confidence in the public markets. 


“Sarbanes-Oxley – A View from Two Perspectives:  Finance and HR”,

Presented by Deepa Prashant, Director of Finance, Controller at iPolicy Networks


Deepa has a rich and diverse background in finance & accounting. She has developed the financial strategy and vision and managed treasury, accounting, HR and legal functions in companies ranging from General Electric to privately held start-ups. She is currently the Director of Finance at iPolicy Networks - a maker of security software.  Prior to iPolicy Networks, Deepa was the Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) Compliance Officer responsible for implementing SOX at Intellisync, Inc. – a publicly traded company on NASDAQ.  Deepa has a Masters in Business Administration in finance from the University of San Francisco and a Bachelor’s in Physics from St. Stephens College, India


  Solution Driven – People Oriented

Assisting many of the Bay Area's


small to medium-sized companies


with their staffing needs since 1988.







Thursday, July 22nd, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 am

Continental Breakfast is provided



Meeting Time Schedule

Meeting Information and Topics

8:00 am to 8:30 am

Continental Breakfast and Introductions


Facilitated by:  Cristina Gomez, Founder, Advantage Personnel, Inc., and Jenny Vonderwerth, HR and Benefit Consultant, Liberty Benefit Insurance Services

Location Sponsor:  Lisa Noble, University of Phoenix

8:30 am to 10:00 am

Sarbanes Oxley: A Practical View for Finance and Human Resources

Guest Speaker:  Deepa Prashant, Director of Finance, Controller, iPolicy Networks

Learning Objectives:


I.                    Understand the fundamentals of SOX

II.                  Work through the compliance timeline

III.                Implementation - a review of the critical steps in the process

IV.                Roles for Finance and HR – learn the importance of what each function owns and what is shared

10:00 am to 10:15 am


10:15 am to 10:45 am

Tips and Tools:  “Records Management”

Guest Speaker: Jenny Vonderwerth, HR and Benefits Consultant, Liberty Benefit Insurance Services

Learning Objectives:

I.                    Review the compliance requirements of records retention and records destruction

II.                  Learn to develop your records management policies and practices in accordance with SOX and Employment Laws

10:45 am to 11:00 am

Q  & A and Wrap-up

Meeting Location:


University of Phoenix San Jose Campus
3590 North First Street
San Jose, California 95134


Please note seating is limited – registrations will be accepted on a first come first serve basis.


R.S.V.P. your confirmation of attendance via email to: Crystal Moore at: or by phone at 408.360-0309.

Confirmation and Directions:


Confirmation and directions will be sent to you via email after registration.



  Solution Driven – People Oriented

Assisting many of the Bay Area's


small to medium-sized companies


with their staffing needs since 1988.