Maria L. Murphy
Maria L. Murphy, CPA, is a freelance writer and editor and a new contributor to Compliance Week. She is a writer and editor for Thomson Reuters Checkpoint and a frequent contributor to the AICPA’s Journal of Accountancy and CPA Insider. She has written content for corporate websites, blogs and press releases, including LeaseCrunch, ADP, and IBM. She is the former Editor-in-Chief of the CPA Journal of the NYSSCPA. She spent her career in public accounting and private industry controllership, with extensive experience in accounting, auditing, technical review, and SEC reporting. Her passion is translating technical subject matter into user-friendly language and getting readers excited about accounting and finance topics.
A recent PCAOB open meeting reviewed details about shareholder outreach and offered a view into its five-year strategic plan.
The 2019 Audit Committee Transparency Barometer indicated investor confidence in audit committee effectiveness was strong (81 percent) and had increased 10 percentage points since the first report was issued in 2014.
Research and advisory firm Gartner has released its annual “Audit Hot Spots” report, which reveals the three top risk areas for internal audit teams and chief audit executives in 2020.