Faculty newsletter

February 2017

Dear Educator,

We hope the winter months are treating you well. As February winds down, we look forward to Spring right around the corner.

This month we feature the results of our CEO Survey and share how PwC is better meeting the needs of our people with PwC Inside. We also invite you to join us as we celebrate the 89th Academy Awards on February 26th. Additionally, we highlight the launch of our third Coursera course as well as bring you resources on Tax Reform, accounting and reporting developments, liabilities and more.

CEO Survey & PwC Inside

We released the results of our 20th annual CEO survey the day before the kick-off of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos last month. CEOs from around the world share with us their views on diversity, innovation, recruiting, globalization, stakeholder trust and more. Watch the series of videos we made and see the full survey and results on our website.

Like many of the CEOs in our survey, PwC is working differently to better meet the needs of our employees. One example is our shift to an online communication style which means less email filling our inbox. The PwC Inside website and supporting app are updated daily with personalized news for line of service, industry, and office. Our partners and staff can grab news where and when it works best for them. PwC’s culture of transparency and real-time communication means that news is right at our fingertips by following our channels on social*:

*Some links only accessible to current PwC staff and partners/principals.

The 89th Academy Awards

PwC celebrates its 83rd year leading the Oscars balloting process on behalf of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences

PwC is teaming up with Huffington Post to put a different spin on the red carpet on Oscar night—one that asks not, “what you are wearing?” but, “what is your purpose?”

The event will stream live here on Feb. 26th from 4:00 - 4:30pm PT / 7:00 - 7:30pm ET.

To learn more about PwC and the Oscars, click here.


PwC Ranked as #1 Best Workplace for Parents

Published together with our partner, Fortune, the Best Workplaces for Working Parents is a “best of the best” ranking. The winners come from the universe of companies who are certified this year by Great Place to Work® as great workplaces and have published Great Place to Work Reviews, meaning they are serious about creating a great workplace and comfortable with transparency. To learn more and to see the full list, click here.


PwC Coursera: Course Three Now Available

Data Visualization with Advanced Excel

Course three is now available on the Coursera platform. As instructors, you may find the materials useful for personal development. You could also potentially identify portions of the courses which you could incorporate into your classes to help demonstrate concepts you are teaching. All course materials can be accessed at no charge when enrolling in the individual courses and selecting audit only. (Those enrolling in the specialization to include the capstone will pay a small fee and will receive a certificate of completion). We hope you will agree this is a valuable resource. To access the press release about this collaboration, click here. To enroll in these courses today, click here.


What you need to know about tax reform

Unified control of the White House and Congress provides Republicans the opportunity to set the legislative agenda, advance key priorities, and revisit the regulations promulgated by the outgoing Administration. The likely legislative and regulatory activity presents both opportunities and challenges for the business community.

During his campaign, President Donald Trump identified tax reform as a central pillar of his agenda to create 25 million new jobs over the next decade. Similarly, Congressional Republicans have said that tax reform is essential to increasing economic growth. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) has stated that the House Republican tax reform Blueprint released in June 2016 will deliver a "21st century tax code built for growth." To read more, click here.


Q1 Current Accounting and Reporting Developments Webcast

Live Webcast
Date: March 15, 2017
Time: 01:00 PM ET
Subject Area: Accounting
CPE: 1.5

PwC's National Professional Services Group invites you to attend the Q1 Current Accounting & Reporting Developments webcast featuring insights from PwC specialists who will provide updates on current hot topics and emerging issues that may impact your business.

This webcast is designed to keep you informed about emerging accounting, regulatory, and market developments impacting financial reporting. To register, click here.


Distinguishing liabilities from equity - A first step

We support taking a holistic view of the model for distinguishing liabilities from equity, but interim improvements can be made.

The FASB first added a project related to distinguishing liabilities from equity to its technical agenda in 1986. Since that time, various aspects of this accounting have been revisited multiple times. Today, as financial markets evolve and become more complex, financial instruments are also becoming increasingly complex. To read more, click here.


CFOdirect Podcast Series

CFOdirect podcast series on regulatory, accounting and financial reporting topics.

PwC professionals share perspectives on today's key regulatory, accounting and financial reporting developments. Providing insight using plain English to help you stay current in a rapidly changing business world. Busy financial executives can listen to episodes at their convenience via desktop computer or smartphone. To learn more, click here or Follow @CFOdirect on Twitter


Best Regards,

Julie Peters, US University Relations Leader

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