Risk Assurance Events Around the United States

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.

PwC Conference Sponsorships and Speaker Sessions

Attending any of these events? Please be sure to connect with our PwC practitioners to see if they will be attending and don't forget to register to attend our speaking sessions. Visit our exhibition booth, if applicable, to connect with our thought leaders, see our latest demonstrations and learn how we can help your company address your internal audit needs and the challenges you may be facing regarding risk and compliance issues.

ABA Regulatory Compliance Conference

PwC is pleased to be a power breakfast sponsor and exhibitor
June 8-11, 2014
Hyatt Regency
New Orleans, LA

Visit us at exhibition booth 200 to speak with our Risk Assurance and Financial Services Regulatory Compliance Practice Practitioners.

If you are attending the conference, please join the Power Breakfast session on Wednesday, June 11 from 7 am to 8 am, Compliance Testing Best Practices: Building a Credible Testing Function from the Ground Up to hear from PwC and HSBC. The session description follows:

In recent years, many banking organizations have implemented and/or enhanced their firm wide compliance risk management programs and program oversight due to increased regulatory expectations, particularly those related to compliance testing requirements as outlined in the FRB Supervisory letter SR08-8. Despite these improvements, a recent survey indicates that the level of progress at individual banking organizations varies and opportunity for improvements remain. To identify opportunities to address these requirements, PwC conducted a survey of 10 large financial service institutions to gain more in-depth insight on their current and future compliance testing frameworks. The results of the survey provide a view of market practices around various key compliance testing framework elements. This session will be constructed to not only provide an overview of the study results, but also offer the first hand perspective of one of its participants, HSBC, on how their organization is addressing the challenges and opportunities associated with compliance testing.

Nicole Anderson, Director, PwC
Rich Reynolds, Partner, PwC
Michael T. Walker, Senior Vice President, Head Compliance Control Review, HSBC

2014 XBRL International Conference

PwC is pleased to be a Gold Sponsor and exhibitor
June 9-11, 2014
Orlando, FL

PwC will exhibit, moderate and present on a number of sessions throughout the conference. If you are planning to attend, please be sure to stop by our exhibition booth and add the following sessions to your schedule:

Monday, June 9 from 2:30pm - 3:15pm

Mike Willis will moderate Analyzing Public Company Data in XBRL

Tuesday, June 10 from 1:30pm - 2:20pm and 4:30pm - 5:20pm

Joseph Kull, Director, Public Sector Practice will moderate Initiatives to Improve US Government Transparency

Willem Geijtenbeek, XBRL Leader, The Hague Area, Netherlands will participate on Why SBR? The Strategic Impact of Cutting Red Tape

Wednesday, June 11 from 10:50am -11:40am

Eric E Cohen, Global XBRL Technical Leader will moderate The Intersection of Assurance & Security- Current Practice for Reporting and from

11:40am - 12:30 Security - Current Reporting

Archived webcasts:

2014 State of Compliance: Today’s Challenges, Tomorrow’s Opportunities 
June 26, 2014

The webcast, hosted by Sally Bernstein, Principal, PwC's Risk Consulting practice and Andrea Falcione, Managing Director, PwC's Performance GRC practice, provides analysis of the results from PwC’s 4th Annual State of Compliance Survey, including:

The webcast, hosted by Sally Bernstein, Principal, PwC's Risk Consulting practice and Andrea Falcione, Managing Director, PwC's Performance GRC practice, provides analysis of the results from PwC’s 4th Annual State of Compliance Survey, including:

  • Insights around 7 key themes that were uncovered in this year’s results
  • Challenges facing today’s CCOs
  • Benchmarking data for corporate compliance officers to understand common industry practices
  • Planning for more effective and efficient compliance operations in the future

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Webcast Replay - Visualizing SAP: Driving change through enhanced reporting
June 24, 2014

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Enhanced dashboard reporting provides clarity to senior management, can establish accountability with business owners, and helps to deliver insights for continuous improvement.PwC's Richard Clark, David Hodson, andJeff Grice discuss and demonstrate methods to improve your routines around Segregation of Duties monitoring, Emergency Access Management, Provisioning, and Process Controls through interactive and visual reporting.

Specifically, this webcast covers:

  • How to gain insights to trends, outliers, and root  causes across all four domains;
  • How to establish and monitor key performance indicators;
  • How to establish and monitor compliance to service level agreements; and
  • How to provide summarized dashboards for Process Controls enabled routines.

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Business Continuity Management Insights Survey, "Business Continuity Beyond Company Walls"
May 22, 2014

Hear from a panel of business continuity and vendor risk management leaders who discuss the findings from PwC’s Business Continuity Management Insights Survey, "Business Continuity Beyond Company Walls". The panel will also share insight into how companies can gain, manage and integrate vendor resiliency as part of their resiliency and recovery program.

The digital operating model: Embrace the cloud while protecting your data 
May 19, 2014

The use of cloud is strategic – it drives business agility and employee productivity. At the same time, organizations are concerned about the risks arising from utilizing cloud based services, but the drive to the cloud is accelerating.

Listen to PwC’s Cloud Assurance team, along with CEO and Co-Founder of Skyhigh Networks, Rajiv Gupta, as they discuss:

  • The new IT platform - business, technology and competitive forces are radically changing the game and driving the need for a new approach
  • Governance over the new IT platform – central control gives way to a more market oriented form
  • Achieving the elusive triple double – embracing the cloud and enabling your business, while protecting your data
  • Operationalizing cloud governance – the need for need for more effective compliance and control monitoring and auditing

Building Customer Trust Through Data Privacy
May 8, 2014

Carolyn Holcomb, PwC’s Data Protection and Privacy Leader, Carol DiBattiste, EVP, Chief Legal, Privacy, Security, and Administrative Officer of Education Management Corporation, and Jim Cates, Senior Group Vice President and Secretary of Aaron's, Inc. discuss elevating privacy to the Board level, establishing privacy as a business differentiator, developing strategies for an effective privacy program, and responding to incidents and leveraging the lessons learned to help companies enhance their processes and build customer trust through data privacy.

Entity Close: How to Achieve Speed, Control and Compliance using SAP GRC
April 8, 2014

An improved closing cycle benefits the entire organization. This webcast replay will discuss methods to improve your closing cycle with enhanced control and accountability while also accelerating tasks to reduce closing cycle time. Specifically, the webcast covers:

  • Demonstrations of SAP's GRC solutions which can improve standardization, control, and accountability
  • Opportunities to achieve efficiencies and reduce overhead through automating manual closing activities
  • Specific examples of manual closing activities that can be automated
  • Effective ways to provide centralized access to documents during a closing cycle

PwC's 2014 State of the Internal Audit Profession
April 1, 2014

PwC Internal Audit Leader, Jason Pett, and Internal Audit Partners Michelle Hubble and John Tantillo provide an in-depth look at the latest trends and themes presented in our 2014 State of the Internal Audit Profession Study. In addition to discussing the highlights and results of the survey, the webcast features a panel of Internal Audit Stakeholders who will share their perspectives on risk and internal audit's role in helping companies manage the evolving risk landscape facing companies today, including Robert King, Chief Audit Executive, FedEx Corporation and John Fazio, Audit Committee Chair, Heidrick & Struggles.

The COSO Internal Control-Integrated Framework (“Framework”) is the foundation and standard for internal control within most organizations.
January 28th, 2013

This webcast replay will provide an overview of the new framework and an understanding of how GRC may be used to meet the organization’s internal control objectives. We will step through the components and principles of COSO and discuss how GRC will support and improve alignment to them. The components covered will include the control environment, risk assessment, control activities, information and communication and monitoring. Select approaches and examples will be highlighted to demonstrate how GRC can help facilitate an understanding of the control environment. We will provide real world examples that can potentially be adopted by attendees.

The Internal Audit Analytics Conundrum: Finding your path through data
December 5. 2013

A PwC Study revealed that CAE's understand the value of analytics in improving coverage, depth and quantification of issues, and a more continuous risk assessment process. Yet just 31 percent of Internal Audit functions use data analytics with any regularity. Advancements in analytical tools coupled with exponential growth of data are paving the way for companies to generate powerful, timely and indisputable insights and answers to questions on complex issues. Business management, risk and audit committees, boards, and even regulators use data analytics extensively to understand and monitor the business. As the risk landscape continues to change, Internal Audit functions that leverage a more quantitative, data-driven approach to identifying and assessing risk can have a dramatic effect on audit coverage, quality, efficiency and relevance.

What can your organization be doing to move the needle towards greater utilization of analytics? On this webcast PwC explores the opportunities that exist for Internal Audit functions to capture the widespread and known benefits data analytics has to offer.

Gain control of your journal entries: Effective techniques for optimizing manual journal entries in SAP
November 5, 2013

Find out how to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of your journal entry process using the right combination of controls and GRC technology.

This webcast replay will help you understand why controlling journals in SAP is a difficult task and there is no "magic bullet" or "one size fits all" approach. You will learn leading practice options for controlling journal entries in SAP, including effective access, configuration, workflow and continuous monitoring. Real life examples about how companies have implemented effective governance and monitoring over the journal entry process leveraging SAP functionality in tandem with GRC tools are discussed.

This webcast replay will provide you with techniques to:

  1. Understand the financial posting tables in SAP (BKPF and BSEG) and how to best leverage the data within for your journal entry process.
  2. Identify the five commonly used elements to identify manual journal entry populations - transaction codes, document types, business transactions, user types, and GL account settings.
  3. Define control solution options for best mitigation of journal entry risk including combinations of access, configuration, and manual controls.
  4. Leverage real life examples about how companies have implemented effective governance and monitoring over the journal entry process leveraging SAP functionality in tandem with GRC tools such as Process Controls and Fraud Management.

Kick provisioning into overdrive: Streamline user provisioning with GRC 10 - IdM integration
September 24, 2013

Considering the integration of GRC 10 with your Identity Management (IdM) solution? The potential benefits are significant in terms of compliance, efficiency, and automation. However, a successful integration initiative also presents numerous decisions and challenges. Delivering the optimal solution requires inputs and alignment from your business, IT and compliance stakeholders. Gathering requirements from a diverse stakeholder base can be challenging, and building a scalable, sustainable solution requires a strong knowledge of the functionality and capabilities of both GRC and your IdM solution. Learn more about the process to integrate GRC with IdM. We will also walk through case studies of multiple integration models, to help you make the right decision and deliver the optimal, integrated solution.

This webcast replay will provide you with techniques to:

  1. Evaluate whether integrating GRC and IdM is the right decision for your organization and help you build a business case for an IdM integration initiative by providing a better understanding of the integration process and options.
  2. Reduce the total cost of ownership of SAP access management by driving automation and business ownership of key SAP access provisioning processes through the integrated GRC and IdM
  3. Understand additional automated provisioning benefits realized from effective provisioning process design and SAP role structure.
  4. Leverage the strengths and functionality of GRC and IDM to meet and exceed stakeholder requirements
  5. Understand compliance benefits achieved by integrating and automating key compliance activities with GRC and IDM solution

Preparing today for risks on the horizon
How internal audit can help manage banking industry risks

September 24, 2013

Regulatory expectations for strong compliance governance in the banking sector continue to evolve. Sovereign debt levels and monetary policy threaten confidence and growth and historic low rates continue to put pressure on margins. PwC Internal Audit Practitioners discuss the current risks facing the banking industry and how internal audit can help facilitate preparedness for future risks.