Deloitte Suggests Finance Needs to Consider Risk in Planning, Forecasting, and More

Posted on Feb 22, 2014

A new piece from Deloitte, FP&A: What’s risk got to do with it?, addresses a topic I have been pushing for quite as well — although not as well as I should have.

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A Review of Recent PwC Reports on Boards, Audit Committees, and Governance

Posted on Feb 15, 2014

PwC has published the results of their Annual Corporate Directors Survey (PDF). I recommend a read of the report and have selected a few important points for comment.

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Congratulations to PCAOB for New SOX Guidance

Posted on Feb 10, 2014

In my SOX Master Classes and elsewhere I hear that the external audit firms are saying the PCAOB has issued new and more demanding Sarbanes-Oxley guidance. They are telling companies that both management and auditors have to do more work and fees have to rise accordingly.

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Misunderstanding Risk and Controls

Posted on Feb 1, 2014

Time and again I hear that risk management is seen as something that is required by the regulators, perhaps by the board or top management, but is not seen as something that helps individual managers succeed. 

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