Principles for Improving Board Risk Reporting

Posted by - March 17, 2016
Global consulting firm Protiviti has published thought leadership on necessary principles for improving risk oversight.  A fundamental underpinning of effective Board risk oversight is timely, reliable and insightful risk reporting.  This report discusses six principles for delivering the focused risk reporting the Board needs.
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PwC Report on Share Repurchases and Dividends

Posted by - March 16, 2016
With record sums of cash on the balance sheets of U.S. companies, there are questions about the best way to use this liquidity. Activists often pressure companies to increase share repurchases, increase dividends, restructure, spin-off a division or even sell the company. And activists are often successful in achieving their…
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PwC Publishes 2015 Annual Corporate Directors Survey

Posted by - November 12, 2015
Board member views on strategy and risk oversight have shifted to a longer-term orientation with emphasis on evaluating macro-trends as part of their strategic review, according to PwC’s recent Annual Corporate Directors Survey. However, Board members are being pressured to balance longer-term strategic planning and investment with the need to…
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Implications of the New Revenue Recognition Standard

Posted by - October 14, 2015
As companies begin to implement the new standard, it’s critical to understand the accompanying business and technology implications that follow. PwC’s latest report offers top-of-mind considerations to prepare for the process, data, system and control impacts and offers a five-step plan to ensure compliance with the new standard. Additional key…
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How CMOs Can Better Protect Customer Data

Posted by - December 5, 2014
Customer data is one of your organization's most valuable assets. It yields insights into consumer preferences and purchase intentions. But even though the privacy issue surrounding such data is a hot topic among businesses and consumers, it has not traditionally been a priority among chief marketing officers (CMOs). That needs…
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PWC: Metrics By Design

Posted by - September 23, 2014
A Practical Approach to Measuring Internal Audit Performance At a glance Expectations of Internal Audit are rising.  Regulatory pressure is increasing.  Budgets are tightening.  Internal audit scope is expanding.  In this environment, Internal Audit must always start with delivering increased value, but must also demonstrate its value to the organization…
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Tone at the Top: Sustaining An Ethical Culture

Posted by - June 20, 2014
A strong ethical culture, including clear expectations for acceptable conduct within the organization and with third parties, is essential for good governance. Ethical behavior, however, involves much more than a code of ethics. The audit committee plays a critical role in ensuring that an organization’s culture aligns with its code…
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