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Bridging the boardroom’s technology gap Bridging the boardroom’s technology gap

Tech-focused directors can help boards stay ahead of the technology curve

Directors with meaningful technology experience can help corporate boards understand and oversee critical technology-driven initiatives and opportunities, but only a small percentage of boards have appointed technology experts, according to a comprehensive analysis of public company data. Directors and chief information officers can take a number of steps to bridge the boardroom’s technology gap.
July 2017

Post-merger integration Post-merger integration

On the board's agenda | US

Many mergers and acquisitions, even promising ones, can fall short of delivering anticipated results. And shareholders often rarely pause to litigate. The potential consequences of M&A activity loom large to companies and to their boards. It is commonly in the board’s interest to emphasize the importance of, and to oversee, a well-thought out M&A plan, including the often-overlooked post-merger integration.
July 2017

Stacking the deck Stacking the deck

Effective crisis response

Prepared or not, companies have to respond when called. The response can be extremely challenging for C-suite leaders as they try to sort out myriad concerns in real time, including defining the crisis, determining its cause, and generating options to stanch its impacts. While some crisis planning can happen in advance, this issue of CFO Insights discusses some essential tactics CFOs can employ in crisis response and why learning these tactics can help to preserve a crucial level of trust and confidence among the impacted company’s many stakeholders.
June 2017

PCAOB Adopts Changes to the Auditor’s Report PCAOB Adopts Changes to the Auditor’s Report

This Heads Up provides an overview of the PCAOB’s new auditing standard on the auditor’s report. While retaining the current “pass/fail” opinion of the existing auditor’s report, the new standard includes several significant modifications that are intended to increase the informational value, usefulness, and relevance of the auditor’s report.
June 2017

Take the lead on cyber risk Take the lead on cyber risk

Move from now to next-level cybersecurity

In this report, we outline the steps your organization can take to move from now to next-level security. By understanding what needs to be done – and mustering the courage and foresight to tackle the challenges head on – you can take charge of your cyber fate and become a digital disrupter, instead of getting disrupted by your competition.
June 2017

Women in the Boardroom Women in the Boardroom

A Global Perspective

The 5th edition of our Women in the Boardroom report outlines efforts in over 60 countries to increase the number of women occupying board seats. The report also features perspectives of four non-executive directors from Australia, Japan, UK, and US into how boardroom diversity is progressing in their parts of the world.
June 2017

Managing brand risk in an age of social media Managing brand risk in an age of social media

In today’s transparent, always-on world, control of brand messaging has shifted from organizations into the hands of increasingly connected consumers. With the touch of a key, consumers have the power to share information about companies instantly on social channels and significantly shape brand perception.
June 2017

Implementing the New Revenue Standard Implementing the New Revenue Standard

How Do Your Disclosures Stack Up?

This Heads Up discusses observations from our review of SAB 74 disclosures that Fortune 1000 companies included in periodic SEC filings regarding their adoption of the FASB’s new revenue standard.
June 2017

As sustainability takes root, finance takes notice As sustainability takes root, finance takes notice

However, that appears to be changing quickly. Proponents of sustainability – which include investors, consumers, regulators, NGOs (nongovernmental organizations), and others – are demanding that companies think more broadly about how they make money, and about the impacts their operations and decisions have on the environment and society.
June 2017

Is more less? Exploring a new world of corporate reporting Is more less? Exploring a new world of corporate reporting

Part 4: Raising the game

With the current system at a tipping point, how can the auditor effect change for a reimagined corporate reporting model?
May 2017

Organizational Culture: Would you recognize the warning signs of a toxic culture? Organizational Culture

Would you recognize the warning signs of a toxic culture?

Determining whether your organization’s culture poses a risk to your organization raises many challenges, but it is so critical to your success that some are calling it “The Next Frontier for Boards.”
May 2017

Board impact Board impact

Thinking differently about boards

Are boards worth it? The best way to demonstrate that boards matter is to show their impact. This opinion piece explores what positive impact looks like, the qualities of boards that have a positive impact and how to go about measuring or evaluating that impact.
May 2017

Taking aim at value Taking aim at value

Avoid overconfidence and look again at risk

A new survey conducted by Forbes Insights on behalf of Deloitte finds an abundance of confidence among senior stakeholders regarding their organizations’ risk-related capabilities and actions. But a deeper look reveals significant need—and opportunity—to evolve risk strategies and responses.
May 2017

Business Integrity in Service Delivery Business Integrity in Service Delivery

Reliably demonstrating the value of business integrity

Just as companies are increasingly looking to their shared services centers to scale capabilities, they now have an additional opportunity to leverage them for maintaining business integrity.
May 2017

Internal Control Considerations Related to Adoption of the New Revenue Recognition Standard Internal Control Considerations Related to Adoption of the New Revenue Recognition Standard

As companies work to adopt the FASB’s revenue standard, it is critical that internal control considerations be front and center. This Heads Up discusses certain considerations with respect to internal control and the adoption of the new revenue standard.
May 2017