Effective accounting policies and internal controls are key for stemming fraud and reducing the number of financial restatements. So how can companies improve in these two areas? Hosted by the Anti-Fraud Collaboration, this July 2017 webcast highlights leading-practice recommendations from top company executives, corporate directors, and auditors. The webcast also outlines the importance of creating accounting policies and controls, crafted through risk-based evaluations, that can be easily understood by non-accountants. Expanding on insights contained in a 2017 Anti-Fraud Collaboration report—Addressing Challenges for Highly Subjective and Complex Accounting Areas—the webcast's panelists include experts from across the financial reporting supply chain. They discuss how successful companies utilize strong accounting policies to deter and detect fraud while providing actionable recommendations that each supply chain member can bring to their organizations.
- Cindy Fornelli, Executive Director, Center for Audit Quality
- Brian T. Croteau, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
- Karl Erhardt, Executive Vice President and the Chief Auditor, MetLife
- Suzanne Hopgood, President and CEO, The Hopgood Group
- Linda Zukauckas, EVP and Corporate Controller, American Express