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Tuesday, December 15, 2020 Webcast

Audits of 401(k) Plans: New Developments and Critical Issues (E2012181)

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM EST

Registration: 8:30 AM EST

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8.0 CPE Credits in AA

OVERVIEW

One of the most favored employee benefit plans, the 401(k) plan, provides unique challenges for auditors. Obtain an understanding of the rules and regulations unique to employee benefit plans with the practical guidance provided by this seminar. Auditors will enhance their knowledge through real world examples, best practices and efficient audit techniques that can be utilized in various audit engagements. Make sure your audits don't trigger a DOL inspection by conforming to all applicable rules and regulations.

This course features a live instructor and has been specifically designed for the NJCPA.

DESIGNED FOR

Practitioners responsible for planning and performing employee benefit plan audit engagements.

BENEFITS

  • Properly document your understanding of the plan, the environment and internal controls for an employee benefit plan
  • Understand the importance of reading, reviewing, and documenting the controls in a Service Organization Control Report
  • Identify potential audit triggers that may result in an inspection by the Department of Labor
  • Understand the risks associated with a benefit plan audit engagement
  • Avoid common mistakes noted during peer reviews

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Learn how to properly plan your benefit plan audit engagement and develop an audit strategy while improving overall efficiency
  • Find out how to avoid common pitfalls in planning and detailed audit procedures
  • Annual update of the changes affecting 401(k) plans 
  • Description of common mistakes as noted in peer reviews and DOL inspections
  • The new audit standard for employee benefit plans

COURSE LEVEL

Basic

PREREQUISITES

Basic understanding of auditing defined contribution plans.

ADVANCE PREPARATION

None

ADDITIONAL NOTES

Course materials are distributed electronically. To access the materials visit My Events. Download to your laptop or tablet prior to the seminar, handouts are added as received.

INSTRUCTOR

Joann Noe Cross

Joann Noe Cross, CPA, Ph.D., CMA, CGFM

AICPA/Professional Development Institute

Joann Noe Cross is an Emeritus Professor of Accounting at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Her research interests are in accounting history and the uses of financial information. Joann is a member of numerous professional and academic organizations. She is also active in her community, having served in the past as Treasurer of the local United Way and currently serving on the Board of several small charities. In addition, Dr. Cross presents numerous accounting and auditing seminars around the country, speaks at various conferences throughout the year, and maintains an active consulting practice. In 2015 and 2016, she received the Surgent Outstanding Discussion Leader Award because of her consistently high evaluations for knowledge and presentation skills. Joann received her B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Ph.D. in Accountancy from the University of Illinois-Urbana.

PRICING

$289.00 - Member

$389.00 - Non Member

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