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Auditing Employee Benefit Plans: Mastering the Fundamentals

Author/Moderator: McGladrey & Pullen, LLP
Publisher: AICPA
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Previously titled: Employee Benefit Plans Audit and Accounting Essentials

For auditors looking to master the fundamentals of auditing employee benefit plans in accordance with AICPA and EBSA, you will gain an in depth understanding of the structure and accounting requirements unique to employee benefit plans.

Topics Discussed

  • 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

Learning Objectives:

This course provides you with the knowledge to plan the scope of an audit, design specialized auditing tests, be aware of common audit deficiencies and know how to avoid them.

Prerequisite: None

Advanced Preparation: None

NASBA Field of Study: Accounting and Auditing
Level: Basic
Recommended CPE Credit: On-Demand Series - 8 (Accounting - 4; Auditing - 4); Text - 12 (Accounting - 6; Auditing - 6)

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