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SOC for Supply Chain Certificate

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10.50 Credits

Member Price $619.00

Non-Member Price $759.00


Supply chain concerns are more important than ever.

Manufacturers, producers, and distributors must manage a complex network of plants, service providers, and suppliers to operate efficiently and meet commitments to customers. At the same time, the threats to and vulnerabilities of each supplier in the chain have increased significantly with natural disasters, pandemics, and recessions.

Put customers first.

"Customers first" is an important supply chain goal. When a supply chain is disrupted, an organization is at risk of failing to meet production or delivery commitments it has made to its customers.

Performing a SOC for supply chain attestation examination could go far in meeting the information needs of customers and business partners of manufacturers, producers, or distributors.

Obtain a certificate.

Upon completing the learning, you will be awarded a certificate in the form of a digital badge you can proudly display on the internet - a personal blog, a social network like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Mozilla Open Badges, a biographical page on a company website, or an online resume.


Dan Paulson

Dan has over seven years of information security, control and IT audit experience in a number of industries including cloud services, financial institutions, healthcare, insurance, and manufacturing. Dan's experience includes SOC 1, 2, and 3 examinations and SOC readiness assessments, ISO 27001 Certification Audits, IT risk assessments, IT audits, security & privacy assessments (GDPR, HIPAA/HITECH), and Sarbanes-Oxley 404 IT compliance reviews. Dan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Ohio State University and a Master of Accounting degree from Southern Illinois University. Dan is a Certified Information System Security Practitioner (CISSP), a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA), and an ISO 27001 Lead Auditor. Dan is a member of the Information Systems Audit & Control Association (ISACA) and (ISC) 2.

Soma Sinha

Soma Sinha has more than fifteen years of experience providing accounting, auditing, and financial reporting services to organizations within various industries, including manufacturing and distribution, and technology service providers. As the Technical Leader of Plante Moran's SOC attestation practice, she is responsible for maintaining firm and engagement quality for SOC examinations through developing, implementing and maintaining relevant policies and procedures, leading the performance of pre-issuance quality control review functions, providing training to staff members, representing the firm in conferences, etc. In addition, she is Plante Moran's subject matter expert for integration of internal control based audit approach in financial statement audits, and is involved with other organizations in matters related to emerging audit technology. She has served on various AICPA working groups related to SOC and internal controls, including the one for SOC for Supply Chain.

Get a free eBook with purchase.

AICPA Guide SOC for Supply Chain: Reporting on an Examination of Controls Relevant to Security, Availability, Processing Integrity, Confidentiality, or Privacy in a Production, Manufacturing, or Distribution System is included (and will automatically be added to your cart) when you purchase this certificate. This authoritative guide provides interpretive guidance to enable CPAs to examine and report on an entity's supply chain risk management program and controls within that program. The guide delivers a framework designed to provide stakeholders with useful, credible information about the effectiveness of an entity's supply chain efforts.


Key Topics

  • Components of a supply chain risk management program
  • Comparison of SOC for Supply Chain examinations with other SOC services
  • Planning and accepting a supply chain examination engagement
  • Key steps involved in performing the SOC for supply chain examination
  • Key factors to consider when forming the opinion and preparing the practitioner's report


Knowledge of SOC reporting and Audit background.

Designed For

Who Will Benefit

  • CPAs looking to understand SOC for Supply Chain examinations
  • Management of producers, manufacturers, or distributors in a supply chain
  • Customers and business partners in a supply chain


Learning Outcomes

  • Recognize the risks within a supply chain.
  • Determine which SOC report is appropriate for a given engagement.
  • Apply the AICPA SOC for Supply Chain guidance, requirements, and criteria to a SOC for Supply Chain examination.

Non-Member Price $759.00

Member Price $619.00