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Today’s audit committees play a significant role in corporate governance to maintain stakeholder confidence. Audit committee members face a range of new challenges as they are tasked with critical oversight on the complexities of financial reporting, regulatory compliance and risk management.

EY's Audit Committee program provides resources and practical tools to keep audit committee members informed on key issues. These include briefings on recent technical and regulatory developments, insight into current and emerging topics of interest, forums to network with peers and keep up to date on best practices. Listed below is our recent audit committee material.

Board Matters Quarterly: September 2014

We focus on key tax risks businesses face today and outline strategies and technologies to more effectively manage the risks.

Promote board diversity to accelerate performance

Boards need to understand the value in diversity and act now. We explore the topic and provide an action list for board chairs.

Staying on course: a guide for audit committees

Our guide for audit committees provides an overview of the role, questions to consider and tools such as an example charter, a self-evaluation, a meeting planner and more.

Audit Committee Bulletin: June 2014

We address the risk and governance topics that are top of minds in audit committee meetings and network discussions across Europe and beyond.

ViewPoints: Audit committees: finding their role in integrated reporting

Members of the European Audit Committee Leadership Network and ACLN summit members met with Paul Druckman, CEO of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), and Keith Nichols, CFO of AkzoNobel, to discuss the role of integrated reporting.

Mining big data to mitigate corruption risk

Advanced forensic data analytics tools can help companies manage the risks of fraud and corruption. Learn how in our Global Forensic Data Analytics Survey.

Ensuring social media is on the board’s agenda

Boards should be aware of both the risks and the growing opportunities of social media. This report explores.

ViewPoints: Mandatory audit firm rotation, lessons from The Netherlands

Members of the European Audit Committee Leadership Network met in Amsterdam with several audit committee members of Dutch companies and several EY partners from the Netherlands to discuss their experiences in complying with the new Dutch law related to auditing, known as the Dutch Audit Profession Act.