Compliance into the Weeds is the only weekly podcast which takes a deep dive into a compliance related topic, literally going into the weeds to more fully explore a subject. In this episode, Matt Kelly and I go into the weeds to explore the recent SEC enforcement action against PwC and its partner Brandon Sprankle for violating audit firm independence rules, including PwC implementing a GRC software system for one of its audit clients. Some of the highlights include:What was the conduct which led to the $8.9MM fine against PwC?Why do audit firm independence rules exist?Why ethical norms did PwC partner Brandon Sprankle violate?Should an audit partner who engages in material misrepresentations be trusted to perform an audit?What internal controls at PwC were violated by Sprankle’s actions?What does a CCO need to pay attention to audit firm independence rules?For additional reading see the following: Matt’s blog post, SEC Dings PwC on GRC Deal, on Radical Compliance. For more information on Converge19, click here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
What happens when two compliance aficionados get together to talk all things compliance, risk management and ERM? You get Tom Fox, the Voice of Compliance and Matt Kelly, the Coolest Guy in Compliance, going into the weeds of a topic each week. Each week, you can take a deep dive with two of the top writers, thinkers and prognosticators in compliance.