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  • Our accounting podcast features PwC specialists discussing today's most compelling accounting, regulatory and financial reporting issues. From the new leases and revenue standards to CECL to LIBOR rate replacement, PwC Partner Heather Horn hosts each episode tackling a single topic and providing listeners with key takeaways to stay informed on these important accounting matters.
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  • Forecast 2021: Is culture the new superhero?

    Jul 22 2021

    In our Forecast 2021 podcast series, we’re focused on offering insights to help you better understand and manage some of the opportunities and challenges that your company might face—think policy, technology, and other big picture topics. 

    This week we discuss how organizational culture is at the forefront of leadership agendas across the globe. Christopher Hannegan, a principal in PwC’s Organization and Workforce Transformation group, and Gus Giacoman, a partner in PwC’s Strategy&, sat down with host Heather Horn to provide practical advice for CFOs on the benefits of understanding and managing their organizational cultures.

    Topics include:

    • 1:12 - Setting the stage. Christopher and Gus open with a discussion on how organizational culture has adapted to becoming more innovative, nimble, and agile. They highlight the observable gaps in the cultural views of executives and their employees.
    • 13:30 - Defining “culture.” Our guests define four pillars that comprise culture - thinking, feeling, believing, and behaving. Behaviors change organizations and evolve cultures; defining those behaviors can increase innovation and agility. 
    • 18:05 - 2021 Global culture survey findings. PwC surveyed over 3,200 people in over 50 countries - Christopher and Gus discuss the impact of the pandemic on culture and performance.
    • 24:14 - Influence within. Our guests encourage leaders to think of how they want to evolve their businesses, and suggest empowering their people to speak up.
    • 28:38 - Advantages of a strong culture. Culture proved it could be a source of competitive advantage during the pandemic. But can you change the culture you have? Christopher and Gus discuss how to shape your culture to realize your business strategy.  
    • 38:52 - Inclusion. Be vulnerable as a leader and have empathy. Christopher explains the power in knowing your people.
    • 43:56 - Key takeaways. Christopher and Gus share their advice for leaders.

    Want to learn more? Read our Global culture survey report 2021 and listen to our Podcast Forecast 2021: How to make hybrid work, work.

    Christopher Hannegan, is a principal in PwC’s Organization and Workforce Transformation group, focusing on helping C-suite leaders execute business strategy, accomplish transformational change, and shift cultures to be higher performing.

    Gus Giacoman, is a partner in PwC’s Strategy& specializing in business transformation for profitable growth. He helps clients restructure their organizations and cost structure so they put their money where their strategy is.

    Heather Horn is PwC’s National Office thought leader, responsible for developing our communications strategy and conveying firm positions on accounting and financial reporting matters. She is the engaging host of PwC’s accounting and reporting weekly podcast and quarterly webcast series, as well as periodic webcasts for the power and utilities industry. With nearly 30 years of experience, Heather’s accounting and auditing expertise includes financial instruments and rate-regulated accounting.

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    47 mins
  • Full disclosure: PPE, inventory, intangibles & goodwill

    Jul 20 2021

    Our Full disclosure podcast series brings you back to the basics on all things related to financial statement presentation and disclosure, from the top of the financial statements through the footnotes. 

    This week we focus on the presentation and disclosure requirements for other assets—specifically property, plant and equipment, inventory, intangible assets, goodwill, and capitalized software. Mike Coleman and Matt Sabatini, PwC National Office partners, are back in the guest seats to share some helpful insights with our host, Heather Horn. 

    Topics include:

    • 1:29 - Property, plant and equipment (PPE). Matt explains the presentation and disclosure requirements for PPE and highlights key areas of focus for analysts. 
    • 8:29 - Inventory. Mike highlights the SEC’s and FASB’s presentation and disclosure rules, including where they differ depending on the costing method applied. 
    • 15:37 - Intangible assets and goodwill. Matt and Mike take us through the presentation and disclosure requirements for intangibles and goodwill, whether acquired through a business combination or an asset acquisition, and the related impairment assessments. 
    • 22:56 - Capitalized software. Mike breaks down the disclosure rules for capitalized software for both the sellers and buyers of internal and external use software. 
    • 27:41 - Standard setting. Matt and Mike update listeners on the FASB’s projects on goodwill, intangibles, and inventory disclosures. 
    • 30:17 - Key takeaways. Matt and Mike close with some final reminders.

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    Mike Coleman is a partner in PwC's National Office with over 30 years of experience specializing in accounting for revenue and software arrangements. In addition, Mike has been one of the firm's representatives on the AICPA Software Task Force. Prior to his time in National, Mike was an audit partner in the firm's NY Metro assurance practice serving technology clients.

    Matt Sabatini is a partner in PwC's National Office with nearly 20 years of experience helping clients and engagement teams navigate the accounting and financial reporting for complex transactions. He specializes in the accounting for M&A, corporate reorganizations, recapitalizations, joint ventures, and other investments.

    Heather Horn is PwC’s National Office thought leader.

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    37 mins
  • Forecast 2021: Data storytelling—the skill of rockstar analysts

    Jul 15 2021

    In our Forecast 2021 podcast series, we’re focused on offering insights to help you better understand and manage some of the opportunities and challenges that your company might face—think policy, technology, and other big picture topics. 

    This week we discuss data storytelling and how this skill is vital to your company’s transformation journey. Heather Horn sat down with Scott Peck, PwC’s Data and Analytics leader, to discuss how and why CFOs of the future are looking to data storytellers to unearth the meaning behind data.

    Topics include:

    • 0:58 - Data storytelling. Scott explains what it means to tell a story with data and how CFOs can apply a new lens to data.
    • 7:35 - Analyst of the future. A useful data story starts with building a successful supporting team with key skill sets, resulting in impactful insights for your business leaders. Scott encourages CFOs to look out for “business interpreters” who can connect the dots in the data and analytics transformation journey. 
    • 14:31 - Voice of the customer. We discuss how to understand the needs of the users of your data and how to build a narrative from data visualizations. 
    • 18:35 - Shifting from dashboards. Scott explains why dashboards are not enough anymore; timely narratives provide greater value than standing reports.
    • 22:23 - General benefits. Consistency, centralization, and cohesiveness - Scott tells us why these are critical.
    • 28:30 - Looking to the future. Scott highlights where he sees the data visualization journey going and how these data narrative models may evolve over time. 

    Want to learn more? Listen to our Podcast: What’s next in tech for finance? Data-driven decision making

    Scott Peck is PwC’s Data and Analytics leader, with over 20 years of experience in business and system analytics. His focus is on building value through analytics and innovation, and modernizing the role of a data analyst to create real-time actionable insights. 

    Heather Horn is PwC’s National Office thought leader, responsible for developing our communications strategy and conveying firm positions on accounting and financial reporting matters. She is the engaging host of PwC’s accounting and reporting weekly podcast and quarterly webcast series, as well as periodic webcasts for the power and utilities industry. With nearly 30 years of experience, Heather’s accounting and auditing expertise includes financial instruments and rate-regulated accounting.

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    31 mins

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