Risk management, regulatory and compliance

Mitigate risks to enhance your HR strategy

Enhance controls for human capital processes and mitigate risk around HR

HR leaders now confront complex developments in the tax, accounting and regulatory environment. HR leaders should be aware of federal, state and local tax and regulatory requirements to help confirm that retirement, health and welfare and compensation (including equity) programs are up to date.

A company’s bottom line and reputation can suffer if it fails to efficiently manage tax, accounting and regulatory risks arising from HR strategies, reward programs and delivery models. We can help companies pursue a dynamic approach to identify, assess and manage risk to become more risk resilient.

How we can help

PwC's Workforce Transformation practice comprises a global network of benefit plan actuaries, payroll, compensation, equity, tax and accounting professionals who work with employers to help them identify risks inherent in retirement, health, welfare and compensation programs, as well as overall HR strategy.

We work with clients to help them choose and execute approaches that best manage risks, enhance controls for human capital processes, reduce regulatory risks and develop effective human capital governance.

  • Compliance and risk management touch all HR areas, including:

    • Retirement benefits
    • Health and welfare benefits
    • Compensation
    • Payroll
    • Vendor selection and management
    • Talent management
  • We work with companies to help address risk management and enhance compliance focusing on:
    • Documented and effective controls
    • Regulatory review preparedness and reducing financial and reputational risk
    • HR and plan governance

By leveraging the skills and experience of PwC's specialized HR, tax and accounting professionals, your company can minimize financial and reputational risk by developing a compliance culture that:

  • Allows for a proper governance structure that increases effectiveness, transparency and efficiency
  • Develops and adheres to effective processes and controls
  • Manages compliance and operational issues to reduce benefit plan exposure to regulatory reviews
  • Manages employee engagement risk caused by changes to benefits and compensation programs
  • Gains better control over your company's HR compliance and risk management issues, enabling you to focus on more strategic aspects of your business


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Jack Abraham

Principal, Transformation, Retirement Benefits Services Practice Leader, PwC US

Mike Boro

Principal, Transformation, PwC US

Lisa Herrnson

Managing Director, Transformation, Compensation and Employee Benefit Plans, PwC US

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