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Technical

Employee Benefit Plan Audits: Common Misconceptions and How to Address Them Logo aicpa

  $59.00 - 69.00 |   CPE: 2.0 |   AICPA |   Apr 2018 |   Auditing |   AICPA Store
Who Will Benefit?
  • Auditors of employee benefit plans
Key Topics
  • Areas of non-conformity that are prevalent in employee benefit plan audits
  • Common misconceptions that have been identified through Peer Review
  • Steps firms can take to strengthen their employee benefit plan audit quality
Learning Objectives
  • Identify the areas of non-conformity that are most prevalent in employee benefit plan audits.
  • Recognize the common misconceptions driving non-conformity.
  • Recall steps your firm can take to perform high-quality engagements.
  • Identify helpful resources to support your efforts to enhance quality.

In 2017, the AICPA Peer Review Program analyzed a sample of employee benefit plan audits to identify areas where non-compliance was most prevalent. In the process, three areas were identified where professional standards weren't well understood, which led to quality challenges for practitioners. This CPE course covers the peer review findings and the actions your firm can take to strengthen EBP audit quality.

Topics covered:
  • Employee benefit plan auditing: Technical: Defined contribution plans, Foundational
  • Employee benefit plan auditing: Technical: Defined benefit plans, Foundational
  • Employee benefit plan auditing: Technical: Health & welfare plans, Foundational
  • Employee benefit plan auditing: Technical: Multiemployer plans, Foundational
  • Employee benefit plan auditing: Technical: ESOPs, Foundational

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