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.
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
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.