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 • Live Webinar
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...
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 • Live Webinar
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...
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.