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Audits of 401(k) Plans: New Developments and Critical Issues for an Effective and Efficient Audit Webinar

CPE

When
*Currently in Progress
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

CPE Credits
8-A&A

Details

 Pricing

PICPA Member: $239 | Nonmember: $339


 More Information

Course No.
AFPL-2018-01-WEBNR-347-01
Level
Basic
Prerequisites
Basic understanding of auditing defined contribution plans
Note

This webinar is hosted by PICPA's partner, Surgent CPE. After registering, you will receive an email from Surgent CPE with the log-in information.

Description

  • 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


Speaker(s)

Melissa G. Critcher, CPA

Melissa is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (NCACPA). She has served in various roles with the NCACPA including member of the Board of Directors, committee member for the Accounting and Attestation Committee, as well as local chapter positions.

Melissa’s background in accounting includes more than 15 years experience in public accounting specializing in auditing defined contribution and defined benefit employee benefit plans as well as manufacturing, distribution, and professional service organizations. Her public accounting experience includes a position as a senior audit manager with Greer & Walker, LLP in Charlotte, North Carolina, a manager at a regional firm in Raleigh, North Carolina prior to re-locating to Charlotte. Melissa also worked with a local firm in Winston-Salem. During her career, Melissa has been responsible for managing the employee benefit plan niche, marketing and business development, and conducting in-house training seminars. Since 2002 Melissa has led discussion seminars on the AICPA’s Audits of 401(k) Plans for the NCACPA. Additional seminars include Audit Documentation and Review, Employee Benefit Plan Audits, and Small Business Audits. Ms. Critcher received the AICPA Outstanding Instructor Award in 2011, 2012, and 2013.


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