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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.


Canadian Directors Network - January Meeting Summary

The Canadian Directors Network met on 31 January 2017 in Toronto. This brief summary has been prepared to highlight key themes shared during the meeting which included the US election, digital disruption and big data. Read more.

Canadian Directors Network - Meeting Summary

The Canadian Directors Network met on 5 October 2016 in Toronto. This brief summary has been prepared to highlight key themes shared during the meeting. Read more.

Canadian Directors Network - Meeting Summary

The Canadian Directors Network met on 26 April 2016 in Toronto. This brief summary has been prepared to highlight key themes shared during the meeting. Read more.

Enhancing audit committee transparency: EY’s review of 2015 disclosures

This Point of view sets forth key observations from EY’s study of 2015 audit committee-related disclosures with a focus on the audit committee’s oversight of the external audit process in five jurisdictions — Australia, Canada, Singapore, the United Kingdom(UK) and the United States (US). Read More.

Canadian directors briefing: what’s top of mind for 2016

From December 2015 through January 2016, representatives from EY and SkyBridge Associates spoke by phone with more than a dozen experienced directors who serve on the audit committees of large Canadian companies. This document reflects selected, non-attributed perspectives on strategy oversight that emerged during those conversations. Read More.

Annual Assessment of the External Auditor

We created this template to assist the audit committee in completing the annual assessment of the external auditor in accordance with the recommendations of the Enhancing Audit Quality (EAQ) initiative.

Periodic Comprehensive Review of Auditor

We created this template to assist the audit committee in completing the Periodic Comprehensive Review of the external auditor in accordance with the recommendations of the Enhancing Audit Quality (EAQ) Initiative.

OSC Whistleblower Program: Are you prepared?

Board considerations related to whistleblowing and 10 key questions for directors. Read more.