Increasing transparency, improving control

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The world is demanding greater corporate transparency. Investors want access to more accurate and relevant information about companies, transactions, markets and risks. Regulators are moving to exert more control.

There’s much debate about how corporate governance should evolve. It’s a debate that’s being held against a background of legislative and regulatory change, the implementation of International Financial Reporting Standards and increased public scrutiny. We believe that global coordination is a necessity, not a luxury, in today’s interconnected and interdependent markets. Regulators and standard-setters need to continue to work together, to promote global consistency.

EY has extensive financial reporting and corporate governance knowledge and experience, gained across all markets and geographies. We use this to support you in areas such as pensions, financial instruments, direct and indirect taxes, foreign currency, subsidiaries, joint ventures, provisions, disposals and impairment. Whatever your requirements, we assemble multi-disciplinary teams that can address your most complex issues, using our proven global methodology and deploying the latest, high-quality auditing tools and perspectives.

To assist you with the challenges of converting to IFRS, EY provides publications of interest, useful tools and IFRS resources, as well as up-to-date information on IFRS.


Throwing money at your risk problems?

Companies must demonstrate sound risk management. But spending big on compliance doesn’t translate into true stability. Sound familiar? Stop the spending spree.

Financial reporting in a time of crisis

The economic crisis presents an opportunity to modernize financial regulation in a way that will help to prevent future financial meltdowns, while also promoting global economic stability and opportunity (pdf, 62kb), said EY Chairman and CEO Jim Turley in a speech to the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco.