Webcast: Audits of 401(k) Plans: New Devlpmts & Critical Issue: Effective/Efficient Audit (XSAFPL18)
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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 course. 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

4/5/2018
When: 04/05/2018
8:00 AM until 4:00 PM
Where: Webcast
SURGENT
AFPL-2017-01-WEBNR-95-01
United States
Presenter: Melissa Critcher, CPA, PC


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Acronym XSAFPL18
CPE 8 hours
Vendor Surgent
Category
A&A
Level Basic
Prerequisite None
Adv Prep None
Yellow Book? No
Registration Fees
Members* $239
CPA Non-Members $339

*The member rate applies to LCPA members, other state CPA 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.

Course Description
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 course. 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.

Objectives

  • 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

Major Topics

  • 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

Designed For
Practitioners responsible for planning and performing employee benefit plan audit engagements

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