Committees

article | July 25th, 2011

Do the Europeans have it right?

U.S. bank boards tend to have older members, fewer financial experts and more people busy with outside jobs than their European counterparts.

By: Naomi Snyder
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.

By: Sal Inserra
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.

By: Bill Knibloe
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.

By: Jack Milligan, editor­-in-­chief for Bank Director
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.

By: Michele Sullivan
article | Lending June 6th, 2011

What Falling Home Prices Mean for Banks

The latest home price data makes for grim reading, and it's not good news for the banking industry.

By: Jack Milligan, editor-in-chief for Bank Director
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.

By: Sydney Garmong, Michael Blanchard
Bank Services
article | Compensation April 8th, 2011

Five Questions the Compensation Committees Should Consider when Evaluating the CEO

As banking regulators begin to demand further risk analysis or modeling to better understand pay-performance relationships, Susan O'Donnell, managing partner for Pearl Meyers & Partners suggests compensation committees consider conducting five types of additional scenario analysis or modeling.

By: Jack Milligan, editor­-in-­chief for Bank Director