A New Focus on Corporate Culture: How to Assess Culture and Why


Cost: Free
Event Date: December 3, 2019
Event Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Eastern
CPE Credits: 1.5
Field of Study: Behavioral Ethics (BE)
Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: Must have a basic understanding of corporate management, internal controls, corporate governance, fraud deterrence and detection.


Leaders take seriously setting the right tone at the top of their organizations. Stakeholders who have a role in the financial reporting ecosystem may be focused on compliance violations or internal audit findings and may not be focused on what the results tell them about the organization’s culture of ethics and compliance. A culture assessment allows for early detection of warning signs and provides various stakeholders an opportunity to take action. This webcast, will highlight leading practices that bring together qualitative and quantitative data that exist within an organization, coupled with key information that companies should collect and monitor to contribute to a robust culture assessment.

Learning Objectives

Gain insights into:

  • Defining culture
  • Evaluating and assessing culture
  • Determining actionable steps to implement that can strengthen a culture of ethics and compliance
  • Understanding key oversight responsibilities of financial reporting supply chain members in assessing corporate culture

Panelists [Bios]
Joe Dettmann, Ph.D., EY, Principal, People Advisory Services
Melody Jones, Founder, 32-80 Advisors, and Independent Board Director
Stacey Schabel, Jackson Holdings, LLC, Vice President & Chief Audit Executive
Caroline Sullivan, Moody’s Corporation, Senior Vice President & Corporate Controller


Julie Bell Lindsay, Center for Audit Quality, Executive Director