Our client needed to fulfill SOX compliance requirements quickly, including a design and implementation of its internal controls program. The company had stretched its resources across multiple areas, so it needed an experienced team that could efficiently design and launch the financial and technology SOX program. They wanted a partner that understood their business, could move quickly, and provide a framework suitable for external audit review.
As a new Manta Intern, I was tasked with reading the 2022 Summer Book Series novels that all concentrate on personal growth and stepping outside of comfort zones. Atomic Habits, by James Clear, surprised me with the amount of relatable content for someone who just completed their freshman year of college. After reading it, I realized that my life at college was defined by habits that I created over the years.
A couple of weeks ago, I had the privilege of attending the ISACA conference in New Orleans. It was a special treat since I (along with most of the world) had not been to a convention in 3 years due to a life altering pandemic. Quite refreshing to actually see people in person, listen to great speakers in person and share insight with colleagues in person. I couldn't attend all 80+ sessions but was able to catch about 18 of them.