Strategy & operations

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Breaking away: How leading finance functions are redefining excellence


Breaking Away is our sixth finance effectiveness benchmark study exploring what sets top performing finance functions apart. Leading finance teams are delivering the business insight and direction needed in times of change. As well as being more effective, they are running at 40% the cost of competitors. What makes them stand out?

Tax function of the future: Tax as a critical component in every Finance transformation effort webcast - February 11, 2016


During this webcast, our Tax Reporting & Strategy and Management Consulting specialists will discuss why many Finance functions are undertaking transformations (large and small), and why Tax needs to be an integral part of these efforts from the outset.

Path to purchase: Guiding customers through winding digital roads


Traditional institutions can fend off disruptors by becoming more customer-centric, analytic, and digitally-focused.

Energy trade surveillance system optimization


This paper explores critical areas of an energy trade surveillance program and innovative methods for surveillance system optimization.

Breaking ground in the Pharma Industry: A new reporting framework for vendor risk


For pharma companies and their vendors, third party compliance can be grueling and costly. Adopting a standardized, independent assurance and reporting framework can drastically reduce costs and provide more confidence in their vendors’ operations.

Three years in, the ACA marketplace shows modest premium growth, fewer plan options and continued competition


As carriers become more knowledgeable about who they are insuring and how to navigate tight regulations, they are refining their product offerings and the market is beginning to settle.

Building trust and transparency through SOC 2 reporting: What every organization should know webcast - February 9, 2016


The global outsourcing market is constantly evolving – Are you up to date on the latest SOC 2 and vendor controls reporting trends? Join our upcoming webcast in which we’ll discuss SOC 2 reporting trends, reducing costs and increasing efficiencies through SOC 2+ Vendor Controls Attestation, and more.

Directors and IT


Overseeing a company's information technology activities remains a significant concern for today's boards of directors.

Fast Takes on Talent Innovations


Our series of Fast Takes on Talent Innovations examines the critical role each element of the talent ecosystem plays within an organization – and offers PwC’s insights on how today’s business leaders can reinvent their talent strategies to compete and win.

Top Insurance Industry Issues in 2016


Insurers are continuing to face marked changes in what customers expect, both in terms of products and service, to how they obtain and utilize the information that informs business decisions, and to their underlying business models.

Take control of your spend: Navigating E-Business Suite’s procure-to-pay processing complexity - Webcast replay


In this recorded webcast we discuss the inherent risks, including potential vulnerabilities, associated with the Oracle EBS procure-to-pay business process and what configurable application controls can be leveraged to establish a base control foundation to help reduce the potential for fraud or inadvertent circumventing of internal controls.