On the Consumer Speaks accounting and reporting podcast series, you’ll hear from our Deloitte leaders as they share their experiences and insights on timely topics across the automotive; consumer products; retail; wholesale and distribution; and transportation, hospitality, and services industries. Stay informed on the hottest topics facing these industries and how they may affect your business.
The Power of Blockchain in the Consumer Industry
Even though blockchain has been around for more than a decade, many industries haven’t fully embraced the technology. Blockchain’s ability to increase trust through the transparency of transactions is leading to some interesting and viable applications—in retail, customer service, consumer goods, and more. In this episode of Consumer Speaks, Deloitte industry specialists discuss blockchain adoption and some accounting implications companies need to consider.
Creating value through sustainability
How can consumer companies approach sustainability and ESG (environmental, social, and governance) from a risk and opportunity standpoint to ensure their brands remain viable in the future? Host Sam Loughry, Deloitte & Touche LLP’s US Audit & Assurance Consumer industry leader, welcomes Kristen Sullivan Deloitte & Touche LLP’s US Audit & Assurance partner and Sustainability and KPI Services leader, and Ron Voglewede, Whirlpool Corporation’s Global Sustainability director, to discuss.
Deal or No Deal: M&A opportunities for the consumer industry
COVID-19’s economic impact has hit some companies hard. This podcast covers how consumer companies are looking ahead by pursing M&A opportunities. Host Sam Loughry, Deloitte & Touche LLP’s Audit & Assurance Consumer industry leader is joined by Deloitte & Touche LLP's Audit & Assurance Private Equity leader Jason Menghi, Deloitte Consulting LLP's Private Equity and Alternatives Practice leader Bhuvanesh Abrol, and Deloitte Consulting LLP's M&A principal Pawan Kapoor.
Adopting the new lease accounting standard: Lessons for private companies
The new lease accounting standard that took effect for public companies in 2019 required more time and resources than expected. Now private companies are on the clock for a 2021 implementation. On the latest Consumer Speaks podcast, Rich Paul, Deloitte & Touche LLP’s US Audit & Assurance Consumer industry leader, speaks with Deloitte & Touche LLP Audit & Assurance Partner Jeanne McGovern and Audit & Assurance Senior Manager Lauren Pesa.
Hedge accounting considerations for the Consumer industry
On August 28, 2017, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued Accounting Standards Update 2017-12, Derivatives and Hedging (Topic 815): “Targeted Improvements to Accounting for Hedging Activities.” Podcast host Rich Paul, Deloitte & Touche LLP’s US Audit & Assurance Consumer industry leader, welcomes Deloitte & Touche LLP Audit & Assurance partners, Jon Howard and Chris Monteilh, to discuss the accounting standard and considerations for companies in the consumer industry.
Digital controllership and the future of finance
What’s the future of finance? Podcast host Rich Paul, Deloitte & Touche LLP’s US Audit & Assurance Consumer Industry leader, is joined by Deloitte & Touche LLP Audit & Assurance partners and Digital Controllership leaders Scott Szalony and Nikki Etherington to discuss the changing role of finance executives in the digital era. Learn why it’s important to keep pace with technology, how to avoid the steep “price of inaction,” and what the nature of work may look like over the next five to 10 years.