in tasks demarcation. So once such a task demarcation is communicated to the concerned parties, a smooth operation can be surely expected.
Of course hiring a SOX consultant will prove to be useful, can accomplish things much quickly etc. But one has to carefully analyze if the SOX testing is done true to its spirit. This can only be accomplished by implementing SOX compliances in daily tasks and actions rather than doing everything at one go just before the audits. This should serve as the ultimate goal of the SOX consultant to help the organization align its business activities along with SOX compliance.