This site uses cookies to store information on your computer. Some are essential to make our site work; others help us improve the user experience. By using the site, you consent to the placement of these cookies. Read our privacy policy to learn more.


Advanced Auditing of Employee Benefit Plans: Engagement Planning: Roles and Responsibilities Logo aicpa

  JulieAnn C. Verrekia, CPA , Melissa G. Critcher... |   $75.00 - 95.00 |   CPE: 1.0 |   AICPA |   03 May 2017 |   Specialized Knowledge and Applications |   AICPA Store
Who Will Benefit?
  • Auditors from small to large firms interested in enhancing their intermediate to advanced competencies in employee benefit plan auditing.
Key Topics
  • Roles and responsibilities of third parties and specialists
  • Extent to use work of others
  • Planning communications with client, third parties or specialists
Learning Objectives

This course will prepare you to do the following:

  • Evaluate how the firm, client, third parties, and specialists execute defined responsibilities and recognize the effect of execution issues on the engagement.
  • Assess in which areas, and to what extent to use the work of others with respect to the engagement.
  • Assess communications with the client, those charged with governance, third parties, or specialists when planning the engagement.

Refresh your existing knowledge in the roles and responsibilities for engagement planning for defined contribution, defined benefit, and health and welfare plans. This module is part of Advanced Auditing for Employee Benefit Plans. The interactive online self-study course covers many of the same competencies found on the advanced employee benefit plans audit certificate exams and includes individual modules to customize your experience. To learn more, visit the Employee Benefit Plans Audit Certificate Programs website for more information on the certificates and additional learning options.

In this new CPE course, you will evaluate the roles and responsibilities of various parties involved in an employee benefit plan audit. Assessing the areas and extent of the roles for these parties is important for auditors to incorporate into EBP audit planning. This course will take you through exercises in EBP audit planning related to executing the defined responsibilities and assessing communications with these parties.

Topics covered:
  • Employee benefit plan auditing: Technical: Defined contribution plans, Advanced
  • Employee benefit plan auditing: Technical: Defined benefit plans, Advanced
  • Employee benefit plan auditing: Technical: Health & welfare plans, Advanced
  • Employee benefit plan auditing: People: Communication, Advanced