2019 Internal Audit Planning: Insurance and Asset and Wealth Management

This report seeks to provide you with PwC’s view on the market issues impacting the insurance and asset and wealth management sectors in 2019, collated through their experiences and the insights of our subject matter experts.

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Why AI Must Be Included in Audits

There are two questions that an internal audit function typically asks: Audit of AI – looking at all the uses of AI in the organisation, or Audit with AI – using AI to improve internal risk processes. But the question for every business and every industry is: Are you ready for AI? Find out why…

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On the Board Agenda – H2 2017

This report from Deloitte examines the calls from the Investment Association for annual reports to provide greater clarity on the long-term drivers of value creation and productivity – productivity now receiving greater focus as the UK prepares to leave the EU. Deloitte also examine the challenge of risk management in times of such uncertainty with…

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Life in the Hot Seat: Filling the Role of Audit-Committee Chair

This Heidrick & Struggles CEO & Board Practice article examines the challenges and responsibilities faced by both the audit committee and its chair.

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Reporting on Alternative Performance Measures

A brief EY Center for Board Matters insight into the audit committee’s role in reporting on alternative performance measures as the centre of much debate in Europe.

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Disclosure Effectiveness: Is it on Your Board’s Agenda?

From EY, this report on the role and complexity of financial disclosures asks if companies and boards have not only recognised the need for an effective disclosure process in setting clear performance and strategic objectives, but more importantly, implemented one.

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Boards and Internal Audit: Working Together

In this report , EY determine the risks that boards face, and the challenges posed when overseeing risk management in an organisation. The report highlights how IA plays a key role in the three lines model, where IA can make sure the board is not only informed about governance policies and procedures but is also…

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Are You Prepared for Corporate Reporting’s Perfect Storm?

This EY report from the Financial Accounting Advisory Services examines the research conducted through a survey of 1,000 CFOs or heads of reporting of large organisations to understand the challenges they face in corporate reporting. Respondents covered the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Middle East among others.

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Reviewing or Tendering Your External Audit

The Enron scandal in 2001 combined with similar scandals at Worldcom and Global Crossing and the subsequent collapse of Arthur Andersen, one of the ‘Big 5’ firms of auditors at the time, has led regulators around in the world to tighten rules around the appointment of external auditors and how audits should be performed. This…

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Audit Tendering: The Requirements of the Revised Code and Guidance on Audit Committees

In September 2012, the Financial Reporting Council (“FRC”) published revisions to the UK Corporate Governance Code (“the Code”) and revised Guidance on Audit Committees (“the Guidance”). The Guidance is designed to assist company boards in making suitable arrangements for their audit committees, and to assist directors serving on audit committees in carrying out their role.…

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