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Seven issues that audit committees should keep in mind as they consider and
carry out their 2020 agendas.
Prioritizing a heavy audit committee agenda is never easy, and 2020 will be particularly challenging. The audit committee is operating against a backdrop of global volatility and economic uncertainty—e.g., mounting trade tensions, resurging debt, a looming market correction, geopolitical tensions, technology and business model disruption, cyber risk, regulatory scrutiny, investor demands for transparency, and political gridlock in the U.S., U.K., and elsewhere.
Drawing on insights from our latest survey work and interactions with audit committee members and business leaders, we’ve flagged seven issues that audit committees should keep in mind as they consider and carry out their 2020 agendas:
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