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Considered the industry standard resource, this guide provides practical guidance, essential information and hands-on advice on the many aspects of accounting and authoritative auditing for employee benefit plans.
This new 2016 edition is packed with information on new requirements — including the simplification of disclosure requirements for investments in certain entities that calculate net asset value per share (or its equivalent), the simplification of disclosures for fully benefit-responsive investment contracts, plan investment disclosures, and measurement date practical expedient, and a new employee stock ownership plans chapter that includes both accounting and auditing.
Understand the simplification of certain disclosures for investments in certain entities that calculate net asset value per share (or its equivalent)
Understand the simplification of certain disclosures for fully benefit-responsive investment contracts, plan investment disclosures, and measurement date practical expedient
Develop an awareness of the new plan accounting and auditing guidance specific to employee stock ownership plans
Gain an understanding of the plan auditing guidance specific to defined contribution retirement plans, defined benefit pension plans and health and welfare benefit plans
Understand the accounting for specialized employee benefit areas, such as contributions and contributions receivable, presentation of plan investments for defined benefit pension plans and health and welfare benefit plans, rollovers, forfeitures, rebates, stop-loss arrangements, plan mergers and spin-offs, claims, postemployment benefits, terminating and frozen plans and the various recommended disclosures
FASB ASU No. 2015-07, Fair Value Measurement (Topic 820): Disclosures for Investments in Certain Entities That Calculate Net Asset Value Per Share (or its Equivalent)
FASB ASU No. 2015-12, Plan Accounting: Defined Benefit Pension Plans (Topic 960), Defined Contribution Pension Plans (Topic 962), Health and Welfare Benefit Plans (Topic 965): (Part I) Fully Benefit-Responsive Investment Contracts, (Part II) Plan Investment Disclosures, (Part III) Measurement Date Practical Expedient
PCAOB Auditing Standard No. 18, Related Parties (AICPA, PCAOB Standards and Related Rules, Auditing Standards)
Who Will Benefit:
Smaller, regional, and large accounting firms need this guide to understand the many aspects of the:
Specialized auditing and accounting for defined benefit pension plans, defined contribution retirement plans including employee stock ownership plans, and health and welfare benefit plans
Requirements of all of the clarified auditing standards including those for using a SOC 1 report, terms of the engagement, and forming an opinion and reporting on financial statements
Regulatory requirements (DOL rules and regulations)
NOTE: For plans that are not early adopting FASB ASU No. 2015-07 and FASB ASU No. 2015-12, the AICPA is continuing to offer the 2015 edition of the Employee Benefit Plans Audit & Accounting Guide. Be sure to select the appropriate edition year when reviewing the ordering options below.
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