What audit committees need to know for Q1 2021

This webcast will explore a variety of considerations for audit committees as they prepare for first quarter discussions with the board, management and external auditors.

Join the EY Center for Board Matters for another episode in our webcast series, Better Questions for Boards, designed to provide directors with insights and questions to consider as they engage with management on a variety of complex boardroom issues.

The audit committee’s role continues to grow more demanding and complex amid the pandemic and a dynamic and fluid business environment. The discussion will explore topics including:

  • A global macroeconomic outlook: What companies should consider with their assumptions and forecasts given continued uncertainty about the economic recovery
  • Policy update: How the Biden administration continues to move forward with its change agenda along with other policy developments
  • Tax developments: How companies can prepare for the shifting US and global tax policy landscape 
  • Financial reporting highlights: Highlights from the calendar 2020 financial reporting process and focus areas for calendar year 2021
  • Cybersecurity considerations: How the cybersecurity risk landscape continues to evolve

This webcast will be 90 minutes and presented in an audio-only format. The discussion will be moderated by Steve Klemash, EY Americas Leader, Center for Board Matters. Panelists will include:

  • Paul Beswick
    EY Americas Deputy Chief Accountant and Americas IFRS Leader
  • Karen Dynan
    Nonresident Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
  • Angela Evans
    EY Americas Co-director of Tax Accounting and Risk Advisory Services
  • John Hallmark
    Principal, Public Policy, and US Political and Legislative Leader, Ernst & Young LLP
  • Chuck Seets
    EY Americas Assurance Cybersecurity Leader


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