Auditing Employee Benefit Plans

Auditing Employee Benefit Plans (3-701)

REGISTRATION STATUS: CLOSED -- Please contact the VSCPA at or (800) 733-8272 for availability.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
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Master the fundamentals of auditing employee benefit plans in accordance with AICPA standards and ERISA rules and regulations and avoid the problems that are often encountered. Explore the accounting and auditing requirements unique to employee benefit plans. This course is designed to give you an understanding of requirements and audit procedures related to defined contribution, defined benefit and health and welfare plans to help you more effectively plan and carry out your audit.

Delivery Method - Group Live

 Determine how to audit employee benefit plans in accordance with AICPA standards and ERISA rules and regulations.  Identify specialized audit tests.  Compare the scope of an audit.  Compare the structure of the more popular employee benefit plans.  Identify accounting requirements unique to employee benefit plans.

  • Common plan types
  • GAAP vs. ERISA reporting requirements
  • Recent developments
  • Filing and audit requirements
  • Planning the audit and assessment of risks
  • Prohibited transactions
  • Overview of tax compliance
  • Internal control and understanding unique to employee benefit plans
  • Understanding and auditing 401(k), defined contribution, defined benefit, health and welfare plans, and employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs)

Designed for:
* Auditors providing employee benefit audit and accounting services * Benefit plan administrators * Employees of companies with responsibility for accounting and reporting for plan benefits

Experience with the employee benefit plan audit process and a working knowledge of ERISA

Date:Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Time:8:00 AM - 3:30 PM (Registration at 7:30 AM) ET
Facility:Waterford at Fair Oaks, Fairfax
CPE Credit:3.00 Accounting
5.00 Auditing
Instructor: John A. Merchant, CPA, CFE, CFF
Course Level:Intermediate
Best Price:$389.00 VSCPA members, $489.00 nonmembers
AICPA Discount:($30)
Seminar Volume Discount:($25)

Advanced Preparation:


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