Internal audit perspectives

PricewaterhouseCoopers has developed a series of point of view documents on a variety of hot topics facing internal auditors.

Internal Audit Perspectives on Shared Services
Internal Audit Perspectives on Shared Services
In the midst of ongoing fiscal frugality and growing global interdependence, shared service centers (SSCs) continue to gain momentum as senior leadership assesses long-term strategies for improving operating efficiencies in day-to-day activities. The decision to implement such a model requires careful risk and control oversight — expertise that Internal Audit is well positioned to provide throughout the SSC lifecycle.
 

Internal Audit perspective on sustainability
Sustainability is a crucial concept for businesses today, as they struggle to balance short-term financial viability with long-term strategic goals, and to build and preserve shareholder value while enabling future generations to meet their own needs. Companies have much to consider and should not do so in a vacuum. Internal Audit can help.

To learn more about how Internal Audit can support corporate sustainability initiatives, read our publication, Internal Audit Perspective on Sustainability.
 

How Internal Audit can leverage IFRS
Is Internal Audit up to the challenge? The adoption of IFRS provides Internal Audit with an opportunity to get involved in their company's accounting conversion now and stay involved throughout the process.

Internal Audit can be an integral player from the beginning of the IFRS conversion process, and chief audit executives should not be shy about demonstrating their skills and experience to assist their organizations through broad change. Internal Audit’s knowledge of the business and the manner in which data flows into the financial statements make Internal Audit personnel ideal members of an IFRS conversion team.

How should Internal Audit executives get involved? Read our new publication, How Internal Audit can leverage IFRS.
 

Internal Audit Perspective on Supply Chain Risk
Internal Audit Perspective on Supply Chain Risk
The current global financial crisis has many businesses grappling at the enterprise level with critical issues including financial stability, risk management, and sustainability. In these times, not much escapes scrutiny as companies scramble to dot i’s, cross t’s, and continue to run their businesses—all while cutting costs. Amid this urgency for smarter operations, managing the array of risks associated with supply chain should have a place on corporate critical-issue to-do lists. And, as should be expected, Internal Audit functions are actively assisting business leaders as your company works to manage its increasingly complex and pervasive supply chain risk.
 

Internal Audit Perspective on Climate Change
Internal Audit Perspective on Climate Change
The climate change issue is real. A growing number of corporate leaders are tackling climate change in its various forms head-on, cognizant of pending regulation and the reality that a business case for change does exist.