Audit Committee Effectiveness

A Webinar Series

Welcome to Audit Committee Effectiveness: a webinar series brought to you by the Center for Audit Quality and the National Association of Corporate Directors. The series explores key takeaways and insights from leaders in the financial reporting ecosystem alongside resources developed to aid audit committees and public company board members. Stay tuned to this page for information about topics, participants, and how to register for upcoming webinars.

Explore past and upcoming webinars below:

Episode 2

2023 Audit Committee Practices: Priorities and Committee Composition

Learn more about issues facing audit committees today and how peers may be responding.

March 29, 2023


The scope of audit committee oversight continues to creep. Given the rapid rate at which risks are emerging and evolving, many boards are taking a fresh look at committee structures and practices to determine whether they are keeping pace with shifting responsibilities and priorities. Our second episode explores insights from the CAQ and Deloitte’s Center for Board Effectiveness’ Audit Committee Practices Report: Priorities and Committee Composition.

  • Sara Lewis, Audit Committee Chair, Weyerhaeuser
  • Theo Bunting, Audit Committee Chair, Nisource Inc.
  • Krista Parsons, Audit & Assurance managing director with Deloitte’s Center for Board Effectiveness and Audit Committee Program leader
  • Vanessa Teitelbaum, Senior Director, Professional Practice, CAQ

Note: CPE available only to participants who joined the live webcast on March 29.

Episode 1

Audit Committee: The Kitchen Sink of the Board

Learn more about the evolving role of the audit committee.

December 7, 2022


The role of the audit committee has changed significantly since the passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX), with many audit committees now overseeing a variety of emerging risks while balancing an ever-increasing workload. Our first episode dives into insights from two upcoming publications: the 2022 Audit Committee Transparency Barometer and Audit Committee: The Kitchen Sink of the Board publication.

  • James Andrus, Interim Managing Investment Director, Board Governance & Sustainability, CalPERS
  • Lauren Cunningham, Keith Stanga Professor of Accounting, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • David Herzog, Audit Committee Chair, MetLife Inc. and AMBAC Financial Group
  • Vanessa Teitelbaum, Senior Director, Professional Practice, CAQ