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The key issues driving the audit committee agenda in the time of COVID-19

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Digital disruption and the future of the finance function

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BLC Podcast with Tony Gaffney


In this episode of our BLC podcast series, KPMG’s Co-Leaders Janet Alderman and Jim Newton speak with Tony Gaffney, Corporate Director, Experienced CEO and Author of the report "High Performance in the Boardroom". This podcast is divided into two parts, in Part 1 Tony distills the key findings and themes from the report.

BLC pocast with Tony Gaffney: Part 2


In Part 2 of this BLC podcast episode, we hear more insights Tony gleaned from interviewing 30+ board chairs and select executives in developing the report, including internal approaches to evolving the agenda, board effectiveness and working with management

KPMG’s Board Leadership Centre Podcast on Change Management


In this episode, KPMG’s BLC Co-Leaders Jim Newton and Janet Alderman speak with Jennifer Campbell - Coach, Consultant and author of the best-selling book “Talking Change: Must-Have Conversations for Successful Leaders”, about the key conversations boards should be having within their organizations to lead change successfully.

In the new COVID reality, what can the CFO and their Finance team do to get ahead of their Board’s information needs?

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The Top 10 likely areas of Board focus over the short to medium term, and the things CFOs and their Finance teams can do to prepare.

Key considerations to navigate the pandemic

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The mandate of the audit committee includes critical items to be considered during the COVID-19 outbreak.

COVID-19 The impact on internal control certification programs

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With remote work, workforce disruptions, and a diverted focus to customer and employee safety, commercial viability, and the possibility of a global recession – there are numerous opportunities for internal controls to be shortcut or circumvented.

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