I am providing a link to the Deloitte primary page for its updated Audit Committee Guide. https://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/pages/center-for-board-effectiveness/articles/audit-committee-guide.html
The following is the page introductory paragraph:
Roles and responsibilities of audit committees
As an audit committee member, you have an essential role in contributing to your company’s success. Shareholders rely on your judgments as they make investment decisions. Your fellow board members depend on your insights as they consider the company’s risk landscape. Broader stakeholder groups, including regulators, management, employees, customers, and vendors, look to you to promote a culture of governance and compliance that can protect the company and enable it to thrive.
Your success in meeting this ever-expanding mandate requires a clear understanding of the audit committee’s roles and responsibilities. The latest edition of Deloitte’s Audit Committee Guide is intended to help you with this understanding.
While the guide is focused on requirements for US public companies, much of the content can be leveraged by those serving on nonpublic company audit committees.
You can download the Guide from the above link. The Guide has three primary parts: Audit Committee Requirements; Audit Committee Oversight Responsibilities; and Audit Committee Effectiveness. The page also provides additional links that you will find useful: Audit Committee Brief (a monthly email); On the audit committee’s agenda (a series of periodic audit committee-focused publications that examines topics impacting the audit committee’s responsibilities and priorities); Audit Committee Practices Report; and Questions for audit committees to consider.
Audit committee responsibilities have changed dramatically since the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. New changes and responsibilities have significantly increased and will continue to occur for public company audit committees, internal auditors, independent auditors, nonpublic company/business audit committees, nonprofit audit committees, and governmental audit committees. You can find discussions on these topics on this blog and on my blog that was prior to this blog (see the below link to http://auditcommitteeupdate.com).
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