Leading practices for audit committees
As an audit committee member, your role is increasingly complex and demanding. We share some leading practices to consider as you carry out your role.
Board Matters Quarterly, April 2014
From cloud computing to social media, we discuss the challenges and opportunities of digital technologies, and provide questions for boards and audit committees to consider.
2014 proxy season preview
Proxy season 2014 will see a continuation of many long-standing investor initiatives, and a growing focus by investors on board composition and director accountability.
Let's talk: governance
Want to maintain the right mix of institutional knowledge and fresh perspectives within a leadership team? Succession planning is key. We share some leading practices.
Audit committee reporting to shareholders
During the 2013 proxy season, the majority of Fortune 100 companies disclosed more information about their audit committees and external auditors than is required.
SEC vision and priorities
Our new report offers a summary of recent remarks made by the Chair of the US Securities and Exchange commission.
Diversity drives diversity
Survey data reveals that incremental changes may be transformative over time: putting women on the board and in leadership roles drives further diversification.
Our ongoing commitment to audit quality
We recognize and embrace the responsibility that has been entrusted to us as independent auditors and invite audit committees to read this update on our commitment to executing quality audits.
|Audit committee issues||Leading practices for audit committees||1403 April 2014|
|Boards face shifting investor priorities and expectations||Let's talk: governance — 2014 proxy season preview||1403 April 2014|
|Board Matters Quarterly, April 2014||Balancing the risks and rewards of digital technology From cloud computing to social media, we discuss the challenges and opportunities of digital technologies, and provide questions for boards and audit committees to consider.||1403 March 2014|
|Board practices and composition||Let’s talk: governance –Let’s talk: governance –Succession planning for the boardroom and C-suite Let’s talk: governance –Succession planning for the boardroom and C-suite||1403 March 2014|
|Proxy issues||Let’s talk: governance – Emerging shareholder proposals to watchLet’s talk: governance – Emerging shareholder proposals to watch||1402 February 2014|
|Board-shareholder engagement||Let’s talk: governance – Navigating the company-investor engagement landscape Let’s talk: governance – Navigating the company-investor engagement landscape||1401 January 2014|
|Audit committee issues||ViewPoints: Ethics and complianceViewPoints: Ethics and compliance||1312 December 2013|
|Regulatory||ViewPoints - Dialogue with PCAOB board member Jeanette Franzel ViewPoints - Dialogue with PCAOB board member Jeanette Franzel||1312December 2013|
|Board practices and composition||Diversity drives diversity Diversity drives diversity||1312December 2013|
|Proxy issues||A call for enhanced audit committee disclosure A call for enhanced audit committee disclosure||1311November 2013|
|Regulatory||SEC vision and prioritieSEC vision and priorities||1311November 2013|
|Audit committee issues||Audit committee reporting to shareholders: 2013 proxy season updateAudit committee reporting to shareholders: 2013 proxy season update||1309September 2013|
|Audit committee issues||The audit committee and the finance organizationViewPoints - The audit committee and the finance organization||1307July 2013|
|Audit committee issues||ViewPoints - Risk oversightViewPoints - Risk oversight||1307July 2013|
|Board practices and composition||ViewPoints - Effective board and committee leadershipViewPoints - Effective board and committee leadership||1307July 2013|
|Proxy issues||Proxy season: top 10 governance trends for 2013Proxy season: top 10 governance trends for 2013||1306June 2013|
|Board-shareholder engagement||ViewPoints: Board Shareholder EngagementViewPoints: Board Shareholder Engagement||1305 May 2013|
|Audit committee issues||ViewPoints: Challenges of the global internal audit functionViewPoints: Challenges of the global internal audit function||1305 May 2013|
|Audit committee issues||ViewPoints: Enhancing audit committee reportingViewPoints: Enhancing audit committee reporting||1305 May 2013|
|Board practices and composition||Getting on boardGetting on board||1212December 2012|
|Reporting||Our ongoing commitment to audit qualityOur ongoing commitment to audit quality||1211November 2012|
|Cybersecurity||ViewPoints: Cybersecurity and the boardViewPoints: Cybersecurity and the board||1211November 2012|
|Board-shareholder engagement||ViewPoints: A dialogue with Institutional Shareholder ServicesViewPoints: A dialogue with Institutional Shareholder Services||1211November 2012|
|Regulatory||ViewPoints: A dialogue with SEC chief accountant James KroekerViewPoints: A dialogue with SEC chief accountant James Kroeker||1208August 2012|
|Audit committee issues||ViewPoints: Evaluating the audit and the external auditorViewPoints: Evaluating the audit and the external auditor||1208August 2012|
|Board practices and composition||Getting on board: August 2013 updateGetting on board: August 2013 update||1308August 2013|
|Proxy issues||Environmental sustainability proposals gain more attentionEnvironmental sustainability proposals gain more attention||1205May 2012|
|Board practices and composition||Small and mid-sized company governance trendsSmall and mid-sized company governance trends||1205May 2012|
|Board-shareholder engagement||How today's investors are framing conversations on corporate sustainabilityHow today's investors are framing conversations on corporate sustainability||1202February 2012|
|Cybersecurity||Concerns about cybersecurityConcerns about cybersecurity||1304April 2013|
|Conflict minerals||Conflict minerals and OTC derivativesConflict minerals and OTC derivatives||1304April 2013|
|Board-shareholder engagement||Investors taking actionInvestors taking action||1304April 2013|
|Board-shareholder engagement||Preparing for shareholder engagementPreparing for shareholder engagement||1304April 2013|
|Audit committee issues||Enhanced audit committee reportsEnhanced audit committee reports||1306June 2013|
|Tax||Multinational companies and the taxes they payMultinational companies and the taxes they pay||1306June 2013|
|General board issues||Governance may depend on sizeGovernance may depend on size||1306June 2013|
|Reporting||Standard-setting updateStandard-setting update||1306June 2013|
|Big data||Bits and bytes in the boardroom: the board's role in addressing data and analyticsBits and bytes in the boardroom: the board's role in addressing data and analytics||1401January 2014|
|Big data||The bar is raised: anti-corruption compliance now requires big data analyticsThe bar is raised: anti-corruption compliance now requires big data analytics||1401January 2014|
|Reporting||Standard-setting update: convergence projects on revenue, leases and insuranceStandard-setting update: convergence projects on revenue, leases and insurance||1401January 2014|
|General board issues||Venture capitalist and board member shares his perspectiveVenture capitalist and board member shares his perspective||1309September 2013|
|General board issues||Private company board servicePrivate company board service||1309September 2013|
|General board issues||Governance plans for family businessesGovernance plans for family businesses||1309September 2013|
|Reporting||Spotlight on private company financial reportingSpotlight on private company financial reporting||1309September 2013|
|General board issues||Beyond legal: The role of today's general counsel at the company and with the boardBeyond legal: The role of today's general counsel at the company and with the board||1301January 2013|
|General board issues||Trust and transparency: How boards can provide CEOs with a competitive edgeTrust and transparency: How boards can provide CEOs with a competitive edge||1301January 2013|
|General board issues||CFOs in high demand: Addressing the board's increasing need for financial skillsCFOs in high demand: Addressing the board's increasing need for financial skills||1301January 2013|
|Board-shareholder engagement||How today's investors are framing conversations on corporate sustainabilityHow today's investors are framing conversations on corporate sustainability||1301January 2013|