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  • Article | Audit
  • November 1st, 2013

Tax Due Diligence: It’s Not Just for Acquisitions

How do you know if your bank is handling tax accounting correctly? Sheryl Vander Baan of Crowe Horwath LLP helps boards handle oversight of this critical issue.

  • Article | Audit
  • August 30th, 2013

The FASB’s Proposal on Credit Losses: What’s the Status?

Crowe Horwath LLP describes the latest proposal from the Financial Accounting Standards Board.

  • Video | Audit
  • August 22nd, 2013

The Role of the Audit Committee

John Palmer of ICS Consulting Partners reviews the basic skills and requirements that every audit committee needs be successful today.

  • Video | Audit
  • August 15th, 2013

What’s Under the Hood: The Audit Committee's Role in M&A Due Diligence

Justin Long of Bracewell & Giuliani shares some red flags that boards should focus on when evaluating a target bank’s compliance environment.

  • Video | Audit
  • July 17th, 2013

Repositioning the Internal Audit from Good to Strong

Lynn McKenzie, partner with KPMG LLP, reviews what bank boards can do to improve internal audit.

  • Article | Audit
  • June 28th, 2013

10 Best Practices for Audit Committee Members

Serving on the audit committee is one thing. Doing it well is another.

  • Article | Audit
  • August 7th, 2012

Do Audit Committees Really Need a Lawyer for Every Meeting?

A consultant from Crowe Horwath LLP addresses the expense and best practices of having lawyers attend audit committee meetings.

  • Article | Audit
  • July 10th, 2012

Audit Committee: Important Questions to Ask Regarding Your Strategic Plan

Some banks have gone to great lengths to prepare for the future. Others haven’t begun to think about it. Here are key questions to ask your management team about your strategic plan.

  • Article | Audit
  • June 21st, 2012

Audit Committee: The Top Three Things Never to Forget

The partner in charge of financial institutions for Crowe Horwath LLP discusses ways to stay informed, active and engaged.

  • Article | Audit
  • June 18th, 2012

Coming To Grips With Risk And Regulation

A recap of the Bank Audit Committee Conference in Chicago this month.

  • Article | Audit
  • May 23rd, 2012

Focusing on What’s Important to the Audit Committee: Three Things That Should Be on Everyone’s Mind

With all the responsibilities placed on the audit committee, it can be easy to lose focus. Here is a way to focus on what matters most.

  • Article | Audit
  • May 18th, 2012

What Bank Audit Committee Members Should Focus on Now

Increasing demands for capital and the trickle down impact of the Dodd-Frank Act are topics for the upcoming Bank Audit Committee Conference in June.

  • Article | Audit
  • April 11th, 2012

Experts: Risk will be key issue in 2012

Banking experts highlight the top issues facing audit committees in the coming year.

  • Interview | Audit
  • March 15th, 2012

Top Issues for Audit Committees in 2012 and Beyond

In preparation for our upcoming Bank Audit Committee Conference this June, Bank Director asked audit committee chairmen what their committees are grappling with in the year ahead.

  • Article | Audit
  • July 12th, 2011

Audit Committee Members Face New Challenges

Audit committee members share their experiences, uncertainties and pearls of wisdom during Bank Director’s Audit Committee Peer Group session.

  • Article | Audit
  • June 30th, 2011

A CPA’s Perspective on Managing Outside Consultants

Bill Knibloe of Crowe Horwath LLP shares how financial institutions should go about selecting, hiring and working with their CPA firm in a systematic and effective way.

  • Article | Audit
  • June 24th, 2011

Audit Committee 101: Back to Basics

Robert Fleetwood, partner for Chicago-based law firm Barack Ferrazzanno and Todd Sprang, partner at the CPA firm Clifton Gunderson, share best practices to improve your audit committee’s performance.

  • Article | Audit
  • June 8th, 2011

The Internal Auditor's Role in Regulatory Compliance

Michele Sullivan, partner at Crowe Horwath, outlines the role of a bank's internal audit department and how to ensure an effective compliance management program.

  • Article | Audit
  • May 11th, 2011

Fair Value and the Allowance for Credit Losses: What Does the Future Hold?

Sydney Garmong, partner in financial institutions services with Crowe Horwath LLP, discusses the proposed changes to fair value and allowance for credit losses.

  • Article | Audit
  • May 6th, 2011

What audit committees need to know

Robert Fleetwood, a partner in Chicago-based law firm Barack Ferrazzano, discusses the increasing importance of audit committees understanding capital issues and the one thing all audit committee members should do.