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.

Are you prepared to manage risk and ‘think the unthinkable?’

Recent discussions in our audit committee network meetings show that oversight of catastrophic risks is top of mind for audit committee chairs today. BoardMatters Quarterly explores how audit committees are managing today’s risk landscape and pushing themselves to think differently about crisis response plans.

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.