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New ERISA 103(a)(3)(C) Audit Standard: Revamping the Limited Scope Audit and Reducing Disc...
SAS 136: New Audit Performance and Disclosure Duties, Evaluating Qualified Investment Info...
October 22, 2019 CPE Live Webinar

This webinar will provide audit professionals and employee benefit plan (EBP) sponsors with a critical early look at the new final AICPA Statements on Audit Standard (SAS) 136, with a particular focus on the new ERISA Section 103(a)(3)(C) audit rules and the alteration of the prior limited scope aud... Read More

Employee Benefit Plan Audit Peer Reviews
Preparing for Risk Assessment, Control Document Inspection, and Other Peer Reviewer Concer...
December 11, 2019 CPE Live Webinar

This webinar will prepare audit advisers to identify issues that frequently arise in peer review audits of employee benefit plans and offer best practices to address potential problems and to work with reviewers. Read More

Cybersecurity Risk Assessment and Employee Benefit Plans: Fiduciaries' Duty to Protect Pla...
ERISA vs. State Law Requirements, Preemption, Auditor's Role in Addressing Cybersecurity C...
August 15, 2019 CPE Download

This webinar will guide employee benefits administrators and audit advisers on conducting risk assessments of cybersecurity measures for employee benefit plans. The panel will discuss the specific fiduciary duties imposed on sponsors and administrators to protect individual identity and health infor... Read More

Employee Benefit Plan Audits: Asking the Right Questions and Avoiding Critical Errors
Understanding Internal Controls, Audit Considerations for the Limited Scope Audits, Ensuri...
July 11, 2019 CPE Download

This webinar will provide employee benefits auditors with best practices to prevent most of the severe and costly (but all too common) errors in benefit plan audits. The panel will explain the pitfalls that practitioners often encounter in these audits and outline how to address these issues based o... Read More

Retirement Plan Audit Risks: Identifying Plan Errors and Remedying Noncompliance
Preparing 401(k), 403(b) and Retirement Plans for Audit
May 7, 2019 CPE Download

This webinar will apprise auditors and plan sponsors of the potential audit risks relating to their 401(k) and retirement plans and address how to bring these plans into compliance. The panel will identify common plan deficiencies, corrective actions and insights into avoiding plan audits. Read More

Employee Benefit Plan Audit Peer Reviews
Preparing for Risk Assessment, Control Document Inspection, and Other Peer Reviewer Concer...
December 6, 2018 CPE CPE On-Demand, Download

This webinar will prepare audit advisers to identify issues that frequently arise in employee benefit plan audit peer reviews and offer best practices to address potential problems and to work with reviewers. Read More

403(b) Plan Annual Audits: Identifying Costly Reporting Errors, Evaluating Alternative Sol...
Determining Audit and Form 5500 Filing Requirements for Governmental and Nonprofit Plans
February 20, 2018 CPE Download

This webinar will provide employee benefits administrators, auditors and plan sponsors with best practices to prevent serious and costly errors in preparing for 403b plan audits. The panel will differentiate between 401k and 403b audits, explain the pitfalls that practitioners often encounter in the... Read More

International Implications of Social Security for Workers in the U.S.
Determining Eligibility, Withholding and Filing Requirements, Totalization Agreements and...
December 5, 2017 CPE, EA Download

This webinar will provide employee benefit advisers with a thorough and practical guide to the complex area of social security coverage and withholding for inbound employees of U.S. companies. The panel will outline the statutory rules for how these individuals qualify for coverage, discuss the impa... Read More

Mastering Form 5500 Schedule H: Avoiding Audit Triggers
Financial Information Reporting Requirements, Identifying Valuation Challenges and Expande...
May 18, 2017 CPE, EA Download

This webinar will provide employee benefits professionals and tax advisers with a practical and comprehensive guide to completing Form 5500, with a specific focus on Schedule H, Financial Reporting. The panel will offer specific guidance on completing the form, detailing the fair value calculations... Read More

401k Annual Audits: Anticipating Serious and Costly Errors, Evaluating Alternative Solutio...
April 11, 2017 CPE Download

This webinar will provide employee benefits administrators, auditors and plan sponsors with best practices to prevent serious and costly errors in preparing for 401k audits. The panel will explain the pitfalls that practitioners often encounter in these audits and outline how to address these issues... Read More

Employee Benefit Plan Voluntary Correction Programs: Fixing Costly Errors and Preserving T...
Leveraging Available IRS and DOL Programs to Proactively Address Plan Mistakes and Minimiz...
March 1, 2017 CPE Download

This webinar will provide employee benefits auditors with best practices and the proper procedures to remedy serious and costly (but all too common) benefit plan errors through available IRS and DOL retirement plan correction programs. The panel will explain the processes and potential pitfalls that... Read More

DOL Health & Welfare Plan Audit Response and Protection: Reducing Risk Exposure to Avoid C...
February 14, 2017 CPE, EA Download

This webinar will provide employee benefits accounting and tax professionals with a thorough and practical guide to preparing responses for a Department of Labor (DOL) investigative audit of a company's health and welfare plan. The panel will discuss required documentation and procedures for submitt... Read More

New Determination Letter Process for Tax-Qualified Employee Benefit Plans: Preparing for M...
Amending Plans in the Absence of Determination Letters, Elimination of the Five-Year Cycle...
December 7, 2016 CPE, EA Download

This webinar will provide employee benefits professionals and auditors with a critical first look at the new IRS guidelines that virtually eliminate the Determination Letter Program for retirement plans. The panel will also detail the specific changes contained in Rev. Proc. 2016-51, and offer usefu... Read More

401k Audit Issues With Plan Transfers: Identifying Change of Provider Issues in Annual Pla...
Auditor's Role in Ensuring Compliance With DOL Rules and Fiduciary Standards
June 15, 2016 CPE Download

This webinar will provide benefit plan professionals, including auditors and plan administrators, with a deep and comprehensive guide to the specific issues involving 401(k) plan transfers from one provider to another. The panel will identify the specific risks and reporting requirements involved in... Read More

ASU 2015-12: Applying the New Reporting Standard for Employee Benefit Plans
Ready for "Simplification?" FBRIC Measurement, Plan Investment Disclosures, Measurement Da...
February 23, 2016 CPE Download

This webinar will provide employee benefit plan professionals and advisers with a comprehensive discussion of the new standards announced in ASU 2015-12 as part of FASB's "Employee Benefit Plan Simplifications." While the intent of the new standards is to simplify reporting valuation of fully benefi... Read More

401k Annual Audits: Anticipating Serious and Costly Errors, Evaluating Alternative Solutio...
December 1, 2015 CPE CPE On-Demand, Download

This webinar will provide employee benefits administrators, auditors and plan sponsors with best practices to prevent serious and costly errors in preparing for 401k audits. The panel will explain the pitfalls that practitioners often encounter in these audits and outline how to address these issues... Read More

Employee Stock Options: Tackling Complex Tax, Accounting and Valuation Challenges
Navigating IRC Section 409A, FASB Requirements, and the AICPA's Practice Guide to the Valu...
March 17, 2015 CPE, EA Download

This webinar will give tax advisors, corporate tax professionals, auditors and valuation professionals a detailed review of the IRS rules and financial accounting standards that impact the reporting, issuance and receipt of employee stock options. Read More

Employee Fringe Benefits and Sect. 409A Deferred Compensation: Tax Issues
Evaluating Exclusions or Potential Federal Taxability
June 12, 2013 CPE Download

This teleconference will offer advisors a review of Internal Revenue Code provisions and IRS guidance regarding taxability of various employee fringe benefits. The panel will provide an overview of Sect. 409A nonqualified deferred compensation concepts applicable to employee and/or employer tax liab... Read More

Form 11-K Audits: Best Practices for Examining Retirement Plan Financials
Complying With AICPA, PCAOB and SEC Rules From Engagement Letter Through Filing
April 18, 2012 CPE Download

This teleconference will prepare advisors to conduct Form 11-K audits of employee benefit plans, offer best practices from experienced professionals, and outline a prudent checklist of the regulations that all plans must meet. Read More

401(k) Plan Audit Preparation Strategies
Navigating IRS and DOL Standards, Taking Corrective Actions and Minimizing Risks of Penalt...
January 18, 2012 CPE Download

This teleconference will provide employee benefits advisors with alternative approaches and best practices to improve 401(k) audit planning and plan self-reviews before an audit is scheduled. Read More

Mastering the New EBSA Rules on Covered Plan Fee and Expense Reporting
Ensuring That 401(k) and 403(b) Plans Make Complete and Timely Disclosures
October 26, 2011 CLE, CPE Download

This teleconference will provide accounting advisors with a review and analysis of the new EBSA rule on disclosure of fee and expense information to self-directed retirement plan participants--and the anticipated demands on plans and advisors. Read More

Form 5500 Schedule C for 2010 Plan Years: Lessons Learned From First Filing
Navigating Rules to Accurately Report Service Provider Fees and Compensation
May 18, 2011 CPE Download

This teleconference will prepare advisors to pension and welfare plan administrators to report material details on expenses and compensation that must be included on the 2010 Schedule C for Form 5500. Using practical scenarios, the panel will provide guidance on making accurate recommendations on wh... Read More

New Form 8955-SSA: Preparing for Compliance in 2011
Navigating the IRS Requirements for Plan Sponsor Data and E-Filing
March 16, 2011 CPE Download

This teleconference will provide accounting advisors with an analysis of compliance with and filing processes for Form 8955-SSA, given the IRS' versions and guidance to date. Read More

New ERISA 408(b)(2) Regulations
Mastering Detailed Requirements for Service Provider Fee Disclosures
January 26, 2011 CPE Download

This teleconference will prepare advisors to employee benefit plan administrators to comply with the Labor Department's detailed disclosure requirements on plan service provider compensation starting in 2011. Using practical scenarios, the panel will provide guidance on making complete and compliant... Read More

Form 5500: Tackling Compliance Risks, Understanding Applicability of IRS Paid Preparer Rul...
Proactive Steps to Meet the Most Complex Requirements and Avoid IRS Penalties
March 18, 2010 CPE Download

This webinar will provide approaches to accounting professionals to improve Form 5500 compliance, with particular focus on high-risk areas under the revised IRS Sect. 6694 paid preparer penalties. The panel will review how and when those penalties can also apply to outside advisors. Read More

Stock Options in an Employee Stock Purchase Plan: Mastering the New IRS Regs
Meeting the Comprehensive Rules for Plan Qualification and Tax Treatment
February 11, 2010 CPE Download

This webinar will review and explain key terms of the new IRS regulations on employee stock purchase plans and related rules on incentive stock options, performance-based incentives, and parachute payments in M&A. Read More

Mandatory E-Filing of Form 5500: Are You Ready?
Mastering the New EFAST2 Procedures and Rules
December 3, 2009 CPE Download

This seminar will prepare benefit plan administrators and their accounting advisory firms for next year's new Form 5500 e-filing mandate. The panel will outline detailed steps for handling each step of the e-filing process from registration through actual filing. Read More

Retirement Plan Audit Strategies
New Form 5500 and 403(b) Regulations: Revising Your Audit Roadmap
November 11, 2009 CPE Download

This seminar will offer alternatives and best practices to improve audit planning for examinations of the new Form 5500 and under the revised 403(b) regulations. Read More

Form 5500 Updates: Achieving Full Compliance
Navigating the New Schedules and Data Demands
May 7, 2009 CPE Download

This seminar will review the material changes to Form 5500 and its schedules and recommend approaches to obtain and report the new data needed for complete compliance. Read More