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The 2019 Employee Benefit Plan Conference will allow you to review unique developments pertaining to employee benefit plans. Meet with local and national experts to address the largest issues you're facing.
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Event ID: #13026
CPE: 8.0 credits
Total Price: $330.00
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Director, Federal Regulatory Affairs
Explore new resources and tools from the AICPA Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center. Help your firm apply best practices and achieve efficiencies in your EBP audits. Learn how to network in the EBP audit community to enhance your audit quality.
Gregory M. Clark, CPA, CGMA
BCCG Business Compliance & Controls Group
Melissa C. Herbert, CPA
Warren Averett, LLC
Discuss new accounting and auditing standards and what’s on the horizon to help you effectively plan for your employee benefit plan audits.
Ilene H. Ferenczy, J.D., CPC, APA
Ferenczy Benefits Law Center LLP
Staying on top of the latest legal developments in benefit plan law is critical for those who practice in this area and who audit these plans. The courts have been active in defining the ranges of liability for plan fees and rethinking the application of the fiduciary definition. We also expect pension legislation to be on the horizon. Take an entertaining look at what Congress, the President, the IRS, the DOL, the PBGC, and the courts are up to and how it affects your world of benefits.
Anne E. Morris, CPA
Windham Brannon, PC
Brian T. Muia, CPA
Jones and Kolb, CPAs
Discuss the risk assessment process and why it continues to be an audit failure. Learn how to perform a quality risk assessment compliant with the auditing standards, and how to leverage that assessment for increased audit quality and efficiency.
Jean M. Malis, CPA
Hancock Askew & Co, LLP
During your inspection, getting a “no” response on the checklist from your peer reviewer could result in written comments – or even a non-conforming engagement. Either of these may have negative ramifications to you, the engagement and/or the firm. Explore the new, bolded questions on the peer review checklist and how to avoid getting a “no” answer to any of these questions. Practical solutions will be discussed.
Candace A. Jackson, CPA
Moore Colson & Company, P.C.
Review SOC 1 reports, and how to leverage the reports in your EBP audits. Learn how to apply information from the SOC 1 report to your risk assessment and audit procedures. Also cover the problem area faced by auditors – how to audit in an electronic environment. Focus on determining what audit evidence is available and is it enough, as well as reviewing some best practices we have found to work in our own EBP audits.
Colleen M. Sanchez, CPA
Warren Averett, LLC
Robert Lavenberg, CPA, JD, LL.M
North Wales, PA
Explore a basic understanding of the various definitions of compensation that may be used in the employee benefit plan, how those definitions are relevant to a plan’s operations, and the determination of the plan’s tax qualification.
Wrap up the day and get your toughest questions on employee benefit plans answered by experts in the field. The panel includes authorities in the plan areas most relevant to CPAs, including accounting, auditing, and legal. Submit your questions throughout the day or bring them to the session.
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