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2017 State of the Internal Audit Profession Study
   

2017 State of the Internal Audit Profession Study

Staying the Course toward True North
Navigating disruption

In 2015, the State of the Internal Audit Profession Study explored the operational capabilities -- specifically, risk focus, business alignment, talent and technology - that move internal audit toward True North. In this year's study, we identified a new factor contributing to stronger perceived value - internal Aaudit's ability to help stakeholders navigate disruption.


2016 State of the Internal Audit Profession Study: Leadership matters: Advancing toward True North as stakeholders expect more
   

2016 State of the Internal Audit Profession Study

Leadership matters: Advancing toward true north as stakeholders expect more

This year’s study – which gathered insights from over 1,600 Chief Audit Executives (CAE’s) and their stakeholders, including senior management and board members – confirmed that internal audit functions with very effective leadership perform better and add greater value to the business. However, of those surveyed, 62% expect more value from Internal Audit.

Our study explores the characteristics that define standout leadership and key levers to drive increased value contribution.


Managing the Shadow Cloud
   

Managing the Shadow Cloud

Perspectives from New Zealand and Australia

The gap between the business and the traditional IT department is widening. The shadow cloud, the unsanctioned and uncontrolled use of cloud services, has now emerged as today’s equivalent of the shadow IT problem creating both risks and opportunities for business.


The Global State of Information Security® Survey 2016
   

The Global State of Information Security® Survey 2016

Exploring the big cyber questions

This survey of worldwide information security practices aims to understand how executives and industry leaders view current and future challenges related to cyber security.

In essence, it shines the spotlight on what organisations are doing – and plan to do – when it comes to managing the real business risk associated with their information security and data protection.


2015 State of the Internal Audit Profession Study: Finding True North in a period of rapid transformation
   

2015 State of the Internal Audit Profession Study

Finding True North in a period of rapid transformation

PwC’s 2015 State of the Internal Audit Profession Study explores the views of over 1,300 chief audit executives (CAEs), senior management and board members globally to identify opportunities and threats to the function.

The study also provides insight into the skills, behaviours and actions necessary for internal audit to address these and successfully navigate a dynamic business environment.


Corporate Performance series 3: Powerful stories through integrated reporting
   

Corporate performance series 3: Powerful stories through integrated reporting

PwC has conducted a series of surveys of professional investors aimed at maximising the effectiveness of corporate reporting. In our third and final instalment, we look at the ways to build value for professional investors through the use of integrated reporting.


Innovate your way to clearer financial reporting
   

Corporate performance series 2: Innovate your way to clearer financial reporting

In our second report in a series covering professional investors' views on corporate reporting, we found that they don’t all agree on how companies should lay out their financial statements, but it’s worth experimenting to find the best approach.


IFRS for insurance contracts: Ready or not, here it comes?
   

IFRS for insurance contracts: Ready or not, here it comes?

With the new IFRS insurance contract standard moving towards finalisation, now is the time to begin preparing implementation plans. How will the new IFRS affect valuations, reported earnings and investor relations? "Ready or not, here it comes?" provides an update on the status of the IASB re-deliberations on the new insurance contracts standard and summarises where to from here.


Streamlined Annual Financial Report
   

Streamlined Annual Financial Report

We've created the Streamlined Annual Financial Report to demonstrate some simple ideas that companies could apply to make their reports less complex and more accessible. The report also highlights areas where the existing accounting regime prevents companies from taking what could be a more effective approach.


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