Across the Board – July 2017 - KPMG Australia
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Across the Board – July 2017

Across the Board – July 2017

This edition shines the light on some of the key challenges and complexities of the current business landscape. We reflect on a range of issues including economic uncertainty, tax reform, regulatory change and technological innovation and the role directors play in steering organisations through the challenges that lie ahead.


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In this edition:

  • Delivering to directors – KPMG at the AICD Summit: With its theme of Directing in a complex environment, the Summit brought together an impressive array of Australia’s leading authorities on governance and directorship, with topics ranging from being prepared for disruption through to productivity, policy making and innovation.
  • Powering productivity – the role of directors: With Australia’s productivity stagnant, it will take fresh thinking to shift it into gear. A new report from KPMG and AICD found that directors can play a part.
  • Testing times for Boards on tax: General pressures and demands of Boards in Australia today are greater than ever and continue to expand. Although in the past directors may have been less involved in tax matters, these are now emerging as the latest addition to the Board agenda. Greater and more active Board oversight of tax is already a clear trend across Australia having become more necessary as the tax system and its administration undergo unprecedented change.
  • The Directors’ Toolkit: KPMG has launched the fourth edition of The Directors’ Toolkit. The toolkit provides company directors with a unique experience where they can navigate through questions they should ask, and a list of ‘red flags’ that may impact company performance.
  • KPMG’s 2017 Global Audit Committee Pulse Survey: There are six key takeaways identified in the report – offering insights that audit committees around the world can use to sharpen the committee’s focus, benchmark its responsibilities and practices, and strengthen its oversight.

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