Throughout the year, PwC professionals host and participate in various events, including conferences and issue-focused webcasts around the country. Please use the map below to select your location to see upcoming events and PwC contact information for your local market.
Maximizing the use of your system: Using SAP data to understand and optimize your processes
April 9, 2013
Find out how to Maximize your SAP System.
Many organizations are challenged when it comes to establishing efficient and effective business processes. In fact, many companies embark on changes to their business and IT processes based on gut intuition rather than leveraging the hard facts (or data) stored in their SAP system. This of course can lead to poor decision making and an inability to measure the impact of change over time. Avoid this common pitfall by learning a cost effective approach to measuring the utilization of your SAP system.
The PwC SAP team will provide you with techniques to enable you to:
2013 State of the Internal Audit Profession Study: An Audit Committee Perspective
March 26, 2013
PwC provides an in-depth look at the latest trends and themes presented in the 2013 State of the Internal Audit Profession Study. In addition to discussing the highlights and results of the survey, the webcast featured a panel of experienced Audit Committee members share their perspectives on risk and internal audits role in helping companies manage the evolving risk landscape facing companies today. The panel includes Alice Richter, Board Member and Audit Committee Chair of West Marine, Inc. Bluestem Brands, G & K Services and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans; Arthur Rothkopf, Member of the Board of Trustees and the Audit Committee Chair for Educational Testing Service; and Trish Oelrich, Audit Committee Chair-PHI Holdings, Inc.
Closing the Access Loop: Effective techniques to manage your segregation of duties and sensitive access
January 22, 2013
Find out what companies can do to transform their Segregation of Duties and Sensitive Access (SOD/SA) ruleset to enhance the value to their organization.
Many organizations are surprised and frustrated to learn that just implementing SAP GRC Access Risk Analysis does not resolve your SOD/SA issues. Achieving a clean state requires the customization of the SOD/SA ruleset to address your risks; and based on our experience, this is one of the trickiest things to do when implementing GRC Access Control. Many organizations struggle with doing this effectively, resulting in surprise audit findings due to gaps in the rules, and too often rulesets are being defined to meet the auditor's requirements in order to 'pass' the audit rather than address the access risk within the organization.
Beyond the first 48 hours: From crisis response to long-term business continuity management
January 11, 2013
PwC leaders along with Jackie Gossip-Herbert, Director Americas IT BCM Recovery at UBS, and Paul Beim, Director of Global Banking & Markets at the Royal Bank of Scotland, discuss what companies can do to be as prepared as possible for the next natural disaster or business interruption that impacts their organization. Recent disasters exposed gaps and weaknesses in many businesses’ crisis management plans. While many companies have good crisis management plans that will get them through the initial impacts of a major event, today’s complex organizations need a comprehensive business continuity management program to take them beyond the first 48 hours. A well-designed program will see a company through the crisis and its aftermath to the restoration of operations and the preservation of the company brand. The panel shares lessons learned from these events as well as best practices to restore operational effectiveness and mitigate the revenue, reputation, compliance, and expense impacts of a crisis.
From Costly to Cost Effective - Getting more from your compliance spend
November 15, 2012
Companies are facing a whole host of regulatory compliance requirements. Some are emerging and may have limited direction and others are long-standing with significant program spend and minimal, if any, noticeable benefits to your organization. In addition to placing a focus on cost reduction, many current compliance initiatives are more strategic and seek organizational improvement with compliance spend/efforts. Identifying ways to improve your program(s) to meet these goals begins with knowing your regulatory environment, identifying synergies in the activities already performed, and developing more extensive information-gathering practices. Amending the mission of your compliance activities from a "cost of doing business" to a means for doing business more efficiently, can ultimately reduce the time expended and amount of money that is currently being left on the table.
Building Trust and Transparency: Going beyond SSAE16 & financial reporting
July 24, 2012
A panel of PwC industry leaders discuss practical examples of how attestation reporting (i.e., SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3, Agreed Upon Procedures) has been used to provide trust and transparency, going beyond traditional financial reporting, over a number of critical business issues.