Forecast 2021: What to expect from the new administration

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PwC's Public policy leader discusses all the goings-on in Washington, and gives her advice to CFOs on what to expect from the new administration.

In our Forecast 2021 podcast series, we’re focused on preparing you for the year ahead by offering insights to help you better understand and manage some of the opportunities and challenges that your company might face—think policy, technology, and other big picture topics. With the new administration hitting the ground running, host Heather Horn sat down with Roz Brooks, PwC’s US Public Policy Leader, to discuss what CFOs can expect this year.

Topics include:

  • 0:52 - The senate. The Democratic party took control of the Senate, but what does that control really mean? We discuss how that might impact policy initiatives.
  • 9:28 - The first 100 days. Disclosures are going to be high on the new administration's priority list, especially those related to priorities like climate. Roz explains.
  • 20:21 - Tax policy. Roz and Heather turn their attention to what to possibly expect on the topic of taxes.
  • 23:44 - The SEC. There’s going to be a new chair for the SEC. We share thoughts on what we expect to see on the SEC’s agenda.
  • 32:01 - Finding optimism. Time will tell how well government operations and rule-making will progress over the next four years. We close with thoughts on the hope of the two parties working together.

Want to learn more? Check out PwC’s summary of the administration’s top priorities.

About our guest

Roz Brooks is PwC's US Public Policy Leader. Roz is responsible for ensuring PwC has a voice in important debates at the nexus of business and government and helping the firm successfully execute its business strategy. Roz leads PwC’s engagement with Congress, the White House, regulatory agencies, state and local governments, and organizations including trade associations, think tanks, and NGOs.


About our host

Heather Horn is PwC's National office thought leader, responsible for developing our communications strategy and conveying firm positions on accounting and financial reporting matters. She is the engaging host of PwC’s accounting and reporting weekly podcast and quarterly webcast series, as well as periodic webcasts for the power and utilities industry. With nearly 30 years of experience, Heather’s accounting and auditing expertise includes financial instruments and rate-regulated accounting.

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Heather Horn

US Strategic Thought Leader, National Professional Services Group, PwC US

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International Accounting Leader, National Professional Services Group, PwC US

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