About ACI

Recognizing the challenges that audit committees face in meeting their demanding responsibilities, KPMG created the Audit Committee Institute (ACI) to serve as a resource for audit committee members and senior management. Our primary mission is to communicate with audit committee members to enhance their awareness of, commitment to, and ability to implement effective audit committee processes.

Wholly sponsored by KPMG International, the ACI provides complimentary guidance and engages in a variety of initiatives to assist audit committee members. Board members can turn to the Institute at any time for help and advice or to share knowledge.

ACI’s initiatives include semiannual roundtables, Audit Committee Peer Exchanges, an annual audit committee issues conference, educational programs, audit committee institute publications, conference and board presentations, a toll-free hotline, periodic distribution of time-sensitive information, and our Web site. During the past three years, ACI has conducted active outreach among thousands of audit committee members and we have sponsored hundreds of workshops, presentations, and issue-oriented meetings.

We encourage you to make full use of the ACI to remain informed about today’s critical issues. Please contact us for more information.

Scheduled twice a year, these 2-3 hour sessions allow audit committee members to enhance their knowledge, network with other audit committee members and share common experiences.

Audit Committee Peer Exchanges
Held in selected cities around the U.S., these intimate forums allow candid peer exchange among eight to 12 audit committee chairs.

Annual Audit Committee Issues Conference
Held in conjunction with Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), this one-day, ISS-recognized educational program was launched in 2004 to address key issues affecting the audit committee agenda.

ACI Publications
Various publications are issued by ACI each year designed to communicate audit committee trends, regulatory developments, and other issues of importance to audit committee members. Among these is our semiannual Audit Committee Roundtable Highlights.

KPMG’s Audit Committee Insights
Recognizing that audit committees are under increased time pressures, KPMG launched this biweekly online publication to help audit committee members—and those who work with audit committees—keep up with the ever-increasing volume of news, opinions, research, and trends related to corporate governance and the role of the audit committee.

Industry Leadership
The Audit Committee Institute participates with a number of nationally recognized groups who conduct research and provide education to directors, including the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), Board Member Inc, and The Conference Board.



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