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Mary Pat McCarthy

Mary Pat McCarthy is executive director, KPMG’s Audit Committee Institute and U.S. vice chair, KPMG LLP. 


Entries by Mary Pat McCarthy

Where Does the Audit Committee Want to Spend More Agenda Time?

November 11, 2011

Audit committee members want to focus more time on IT and risk management, finds the KPMG 2011 Audit Committee Member Survey.

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Social Media: Time for a Governance Framework

September 19, 2011

Even companies who are not active on social media sites are still susceptible to social media risk.

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Don’t Forget the ‘Offensive’ Side of IT Risk

June 14, 2011

In addition to protecting companies from IT risk, boards must also ensure technological innovations are properly explored so the company does not fall behind.

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Cloud Adoption Points to IT Risk and Data Governance Challenges

April 15, 2011

IT and emerging technologies are top oversight concerns, reported audit committee members at the KPMG 2011 Audit Committee Issues Conference.

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Ten To-Do’s for Audit Committees in 2011

February 16, 2011

With the responsibilities of the audit committee expected to increase in 2011, KPMG's Audit Committee Institute has compiled a list of ten items they should be concentrating on.

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Ten Principles of Effective Audit-Committee Oversight

December 17, 2010

KPMG LLP's Mary Pat McCarthy discusses the NACD Blue Ribbon Commission on the Audit Committee's 10 principles for effective audit committee oversight.

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Pivotal Time to Take a Close Look at Internal Audit

October 20, 2010

Recent cost-cutting and staff reductions—coupled with the need for ever-more sophisticated internal-audit skill-sets—present a key question for the audit committee.

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Adapting to Uncertainty, Focusing on Transparency

September 1, 2010

The results of  KPMG/NACD Public Company Audit Committee Member Survey make clear that the pressures on companies to grow are shaping audit committee agendas.

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Benchmarking Key Disclosures Against Peers

June 11, 2010

Benchmarking can help management and the audit committee have a more robust discussion about what the company is disclosing, why and how.

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Growth, Risk, Financial Communications, Performance

April 15, 2010

Companies face an array of risks and uncertainties in 2010.

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Ten To-Do's for Audit Committees in 2010

February 15, 2010

Recognizing the sizeable challenges that audit committees and boards face in 2010, KPMG’s Audit Committee Institute (ACI) has issued its annual “memo” to directors – “Ten To-Do’s for Audit Committees in 2010”—highlighting key issues that should be top of mind as audit committees think through their agendas for the year ahead.

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