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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?

Devil in the data: How banks can improve data management


As information demands grow, banks need improved data management. Both risk and finance will play a critical role.

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.

Tax function of the future: Tax as a critical component in every Finance transformation effort - Webcast replay


In this recorded webcast, our Tax Reporting & Strategy and Management Consulting specialists 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 replay


The global outsourcing market is constantly evolving – are you up to date on the latest SOC 2 and vendor controls reporting trends? In this recorded webcast, we 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.

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.