The article analyzes disclosures of material weaknesses in internal control after the implementation of U.S. Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX) 404 and summarizes the efforts of firms to remediate such material weaknesses. According to SOX section 404, management must issue a report on the effectiveness of the internal control of the firm over financial reporting. It notes that a report must be issued by the external auditor expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting.
Hermanson, Dana R., Daniel M. Ivancevich, and Susan H. Ivancevich. "SOX Section 404 Material Weaknesses Related to Revenue Recognition." CPA Journal 78.10 (2008): 40-45.