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Isabelle Allen

Relationships and third-party perceptions 

The main focus is on improving the understanding of clients and investors, but there was also agreement that the profession should do more to contribute to the transparency of public interest clients.
  • Is it fair that the audit profession has been blamed for failing to predict the financial crisis?Close Open
  • If audits were not required, would we have them anyway? Do they create real value?Close Open
  • In that case, how can the profession enhance the value of the audit?Close Open
  • So how much of this is about investor perceptions and the demands of capital markets? Close Open
  • How about public perceptions and the needs of the wider community?Close Open
  • What about audit opinions and public reports? Should they move beyond the current pass/fail format? Close Open
  • Do you have any final thoughts?Close Open


Isabelle is the Global and EMA Head of Sales and Markets for KPMG International, responsible for developing and strengthening client relationships with the member firms’ largest multi-national accounts. She is also a full-time member of KPMG’s Global Executive Team. Isabelle was Head of Markets for KPMG in France and the Lead Partner on a number of global clients. She has over 20 years of experience managing a variety of engagements and projects for large international groups. Her experience includes coordinating global audits, internal audit engagements and internal control reviews, including Sarbanes-Oxley.

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