Update on current board issues: January 2013

Resources, webcasts, and events

2013 Key questions for board and audit committee members: This annual publication outlines questions directors should ask at year-end and throughout the year on such areas as strategy and risk management, compliance and anti-corruption, financial reporting and audit quality, the new tax law and possible corporate tax reform, information technology, and shareholder and stakeholder communications. To read the publication, click here.

The quarter close – Directors edition Q4 2012: This edition focuses on the AICPA National Conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments; insights into the FASB's project on disclosure effectiveness; and accounting hot topics, including Eurozone crisis update, fair value, asset impairments, pensions, and valuation allowances. To read the publication, click here.

To the point – Winter 2013: This edition addresses new guidance on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, cyberattacks and data security, and the Institutional Shareholder Services voting recommendation policy updates for the 2013 proxy season. To read the publication, click here.

Directors and IT – What Works Best™: This comprehensive guide was developed to help directors bridge the "IT confidence gap". Part 1 of the guide outlines a structured and efficient six-step oversight process that should help directors decide on and execute their approach to IT oversight. Part 2 provides background information, potential rewards and risks, and board considerations about various IT subjects that may be relevant to a company. To learn more about the Directors and IT – What Works Best™ guide, click here.

Center for Board Governance Webcast Archive: The archive of the January 16 quarterly webcast that focused on PwC’s Year-end questions for audit committees is now available. For more information and to view, click here.

PwC's Board Center App: PwC's Board Center App provides timely insights on corporate governance issues and trends to enable board members to more effectively meet the challenges of their critical role. Available for the iPad, the app provides access to our full library of publications and on-demand videos. Download the Board Center App.