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Auditing Employee Benefit Plans (EBPE16)
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When: 05/17/2016
8:30 AM until 4:30 PM
Where: LCPA Training Facility
2400 Veterans Memorial Blvd
Ste 500
Kenner, Louisiana  70062
United States
Presenter: William Taylor

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Acronym EBPE16
CPE 8 hours
Accounting and Auditing
Level Intermediate
Vendor AICPA
Who should attend Auditors providing employee benefit audit and accounting services, benefit plan administrators and employees of companies with responsibility for accounting and reporting for plan benefits
Prerequisite:  Experience with the employee benefit plan audit process and a working knowledge of ERISA
Early Bird Fees  With Exam Without Exam 
Member  $459 $289
CPA Non-Member $559 $389
After 5/3 add $50 
The Member rate applies to LCPA members, reciprocal state society members, and non-CPA staff of LCPA members. To register online, use the ‘Register’ button above. To register by phone, call the LCPA Member Service Center at 800.288.5272 or 504.464.1040, Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm. 

AICPA members receive an additional $30 off the registration fee for this course.

Discount made at the time of checkout. Qualifying members should have received a promo code via email – if you are unsure whether you qualify, or you lost/never received your code, please call the LCPA Member Service Center at 504.464.1040 or 800.288.5272.

Master the fundamentals of auditing employee benefit plans in accordance with AICPA standards and DOL rules and regulations, and avoid the problems that are often encountered. Explore the accounting and auditing requirements unique to employee benefit plans. This course is designed to give you an understanding of requirements and audit procedures related to defined contribution, defined benefit, and health and welfare plans to help you more effectively plan and carry out your audit.


  • Recall how to audit employee benefit plans in accordance with AICPA standards and DOL rules and regulations
  • Identify audit tests specialized for employee benefit plan audits
  • Indicate the scope of an audit
  • Recall the structure of employee benefit plans
  • Identify accounting requirements unique to employee benefit plans


  • 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, and employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs)

AICPA Employee Benefit Plans Certificates

The complexities of an employee benefit plan (EBP) audit demand deep, exacting expertise. CPAs specializing in EBP audits must meet the Department of Labor and IRS requirements, in addition to the AICPA’s professional standards and rules. To help CPAs prepare for and address these professional demands and build competencies, the AICPA has developed a series of certificate programs that offer flexible learning and rigorous exam options at both the intermediate and advanced levels.

Practitioners can earn the Intermediate Employee Benefit Plans Audit Certificate by successfully passing a rigorous 100-question intermediate-level exam. This course is an optional course for practitioners who are preparing to take the required exam.


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Advanced Auditing for Defined Contribution Retirement Plans 
June 13-14 • LCPA Kenner Training Center • 16 CPE Credits • ADCP16

Advanced participants will learn and grow their skills through a series of hands-on case studies and advanced learning exercises. Participants will take part in a mock audit, which will cover all phases of a defined contribution plan audit engagement, from planning to reporting. 

Practitioners can earn the Advanced Defined Contribution Plans Audit Certificate by successfully passing a rigorous 75-question exam. This course is an optional course for practitioners who are preparing to take the required exam


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