• Emerging markets: Indonesia – a powerhouse in the making

    With one of the world’s largest populations, Indonesia offers huge opportunities for foreign investors. We examine the latest developments.

  • People, planet and profits

    More and more global companies are recognizing the importance of measuring and valuing their natural, social and human capital. We examine the initiatives that are helping them to do so.

  • AI: a risk and a way to manage risk

    EY Global Innovation Leader Jeanne Boillet outlines the key issues boards need to consider when implementing artificial intelligence technology.

  • Kevin Ozan: fresh thinking

    The McDonald’s CFO talks to Reporting about his role in the company’s turnaround and the importance of taking risks in business, and in your career.

  • Integrity in the spotlight

    Despite over $11b in penalties, the scale of corruption has shown no improvement globally since 2012, according to the 15th EY Global Fraud Survey.

  • The buy side: sustainable developments

    Why investors struggle to find the information they need to compare companies on environment, social and governance criteria.

  • Brian Hunt: the overseer

    In our exclusive video interview, the Chair of IFIAR talks about the challenges of improving global audit quality and what the audit of the future will look like.

  • Global Forensic Data Analytics Survey 2018

    Intensifying regulatory pressures are top of mind for business leaders, with 78% of respondents expressing increasing concern about data protection and data privacy compliance.

  • Prat Bhatt: staying in control

    Prat Bhatt, Chief Accounting Officer of tech giant Cisco, talks about the ongoing transformation of the finance function and explains how those changes have affected his team.

Assurance Services

Meeting today's auditing, financial and reporting challenges

The global business landscape is being reshaped by transformational events and trends. And that means the financial and reporting environment is also being reshaped, resulting in significant challenges for management, boards, audit committees and auditors.

We can help you understand and address today's most critical financial and reporting issues.


  • Fraud

    Fraud, bribery and corruption continue to expose companies to heightened financial, regulatory and reputational risk

    The findings of our fraud survey indicate that there remains a widespread tolerance of unethical behavior that goes to the very top of a business

    They show that bribery and corruption are considered to be rife, while few individuals are willing to recognize that it could happen in their own industry sectors. Despite this, respondents to our survey indicate that there has been a decline across the board in the use of anti-fraud and anti-bribery measures precisely during a period when the incentives to act unethically have been the highest.

    There exists a real need for companies and those charged with their governance and oversight, to revisit their focus on the risks of fraud, bribery and corruption. Given the current environment, more robust anti-fraud and anti-corruption efforts are an imperative.

  • Corporate governance

    Increasing transparency, improving control

    Economic conditions have improved, but uncertainties still remain. The world is demanding greater corporate transparency. Investors want access to more accurate and relevant information about companies, transactions, markets and risks. Regulators are moving to exert more control.

    There’s much debate about how corporate governance should evolve. It’s a debate that’s being held against a background of legislative and regulatory change, the implementation of International Financial Reporting Standards and increased public scrutiny. We believe that global coordination is a necessity, not a luxury, in today’s interconnected and interdependent markets. Regulators and standard-setters need to continue to work together, to promote global consistency.

  • Sustainability reporting

    A growing trend toward disclosure of nonfinancial information

    In the face of mounting pressure to be transparent, an increasing number of organizations are choosing to report on sustainability or corporate social responsibility (CSR). Sustainability reports help internal and external stakeholders understand how well the organization adheres to the "triple bottom line" of environmental, social and economic performance.

    Seven things you should know about sustainability reporting

    1. 3,000+ companies issue sustainability reports.
    2. Stakeholders increasingly expect companies to provide sustainability reports.
    3. Sustainability reporting can bring operational improvements, strengthen compliance, and enhance corporate reputation.
    4. Reports should contain key performance indicators (KPIs) relevant to the reporter's industry such as materiality, stakeholder inclusiveness, sustainability context, and completeness.
    5. Sustainability reports are more closely monitored than ever before.
    6. Sustainability reporting presents many challenges, including:
      • Data consistency
      • Striking a balance between positive and negative information
      • Continually improving performance
      • Keeping reports readable and concise
    7. Sustainability reports can be a valuable communications tool. They can help with cutting costs, efficiency, achieving business imperatives and accountability.

    Learn more about how we can help.



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Global Forensic Data Analytics Survey 2018

EY - Global Forensic Data Analytics Survey 2018

Intensifying regulatory pressures are top of mind for business leaders, with 78% of respondents expressing increasing concern about data protection and data privacy compliance. Learn more.

Audit Quality: A Globally Sustainable Approach

EY - Audit Quality: A Globally Sustainable Approach

The Sustainable Audit Quality (SAQ) program is our commitment to conducting globally consistent, high-quality audits sustained over time. Learn more.

Can innovative corporate reporting build trust in a volatile world?

EY - Can innovative corporate reporting build trust in a volatile world?

We take a closer look at Finance 4.0 and the transformation of reporting and governance in a high-risk world. Learn more.