The role of Board of Directors’ Audit Committees has continued to evolve to encompass topics beyond those related to the issuance of a corporation’s financial statements and financial press releases. In particular, Audit Committees are increasing their organizational connectivity to their corporation’s Internal Audit department and expanding their roles to include oversight of cyber-security, material litigation and other risk. Corporate governance professionals must remain up to date about the evolving role and responsibilities of Audit Committees in both public and private companies in order to meet the growing demands they face regarding financial reporting, risk management and corporate compliance.
Objectives of the Presentation
The key responsibilities of the Audit Committee and how those responsibilities have evolved over the years
How increased SEC regulation of public company audit committees will affect the Audit Committee’s role and responsibilities
Some best practices to ensure Audit Committee effectiveness in the areas of financial reporting, risk management and corporate compliance
Why Should you Attend
In this practical webinar, you will learn about best practices for Audit Committees and their advisors to meet evolving Audit Committee requirements regarding financial reporting, risk management and corporate compliance.
Who will Benefit
The right target audience for this webinar includes (a) members of Boards of Directors, (b) principals of private equity firms, family offices and venture capital firms, (c) Chief Executive Officers, (d) Chief Financial Officers, (e) Controllers, (f) Internal Auditors, (g) Corporate Secretaries, Assistant Corporate Secretaries and other Corporate Governance Professionals, (h) General Counsels and other in-house attorneys, (i) corporate attorneys practicing in law firms and (j) business and law school professors and students. Members of the following organizations may be particularly interested in this topic: National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD)Private Directors Association (PDA)Society for Corporate Governance, Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), Family Office Association (FOA) and Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)