A global financial services organization needed project management for a SOX compliance initiative spanning multiple countries.

Business Issue 

The company is a global leader in personal and commercial financial services operating in more than 40 markets around the world. The organization’s business units had a wide variety of product offerings, spanning dozens of countries, and never had to coordinate to execute a common objective prior to Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX). The company’s goal was to coordinate its eight business units to achieve SOX compliance. While it had the vision and expertise to achieve this goal, it lacked all the required resources. The client not only needed individuals with public accounting backgrounds and expertise in global projects, but also the support of an organization that could provide qualified internal auditors to complete SOX assessments on a global basis. 


Jefferson Wells assembled a team of experienced project managers and professionals to execute a global project on time and within budget. Jefferson Wells was an integral part of the client’s project coordination office for the SOX compliance initiative. Our team provided: 

  • Thought leadership 
  • Project management 
  • Communication of the scoping process 
  • Document retention policies 
  • Training 
  • Remediation
  • Certification Process 


All exams were completed on time and within budget, considerably reducing the risk of noncompliance (e.g., fines, lawsuits). By using local Jefferson Wells resources in many client locations, the client also realized significant savings in time and travel costs.