BEWARE: If your accounting department hasn't yet taken an interest in your meeting spend documentation, it will. That's because section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act — a bill enacted in 2002 to increase corporate responsibility and curtail accounting scandals — recently became law for large public companies. The upshot of SOX section 404, says David Kaufman, a partner in New York-based Acquis Consulting Group, is that planners will need to show not just that numbers are correct, but that ...

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