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New AICPA Standards (Employee Benefit Plans Conference)


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PICPA Member: $58 | Nonmember: $78

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You will have up to 90 days after the date of purchase to complete the course and take the exam.


If you attended this session at the Employee Benefit Plans Conference on May 19, 2020, this course is considered a duplicate. The State Board of Accountancy will not accept credits for the same course twice.

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Hear from David A. Torrillo and JulieAnn C. Verrekia on the New AICPA Standards that include:

  • Overview of SAS No. 136, Forming an Opinion and Reporting on Financial Statements of Employee Benefit Plans, including an analysis of the new form and content of employee benefit plan auditor's reports
  • New accounting and auditing guidance applicable to employee benefit plans
  • Hot topics surrounding SOC reports and common peer review findings


David A. Torrillo, CPA/ABV, CVA
Managing Member
Torrillo & Associates LLC

David A. Torrillo, CPA/ABV, CVA, is the managing member of Torrillo & Associates, LLC, a local public accounting firm which specializes in the audits of employee benefit plans. Dave oversees the accounting, auditing, and valuation services for the firm. Formerly a senior manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Dave has over twenty-five years of accounting, auditing, and financial reporting experience, primarily in employee benefit plans. Dave also volunteers on several committees, boards, and associations. He has instructed courses and authored papers on several accounting topics, and also performs quality control reviews. Dave currently serves on the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants Employee Benefit Plans Committee, as well as the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Employee Benefit Plans Expert Panel.

Dave received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting with highest distinction and honors from Pennsylvania State University. He has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1994 and is licensed in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and New York. Dave has been a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) since 2004 and was awarded the Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) credential by the AICPA in 2006. He is a member of both the American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants, as well as the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts. In 2016, Dave received the Advanced Defined Benefit Plans and the Advanced Defined Contribution Plans Audit Certificates from the AICPA.

Feb 2018


JulieAnn C. Verrekia, CPA

Independent Contractor

American Institute of CPAs

Torrillo & Associates LLC

JulieAnn Verrekia has over twenty five years of experience in accounting and auditing specializing in employee benefit plans. Julie is the Director of Quality Control for Torrillo and Associates, LLC, a Philadelphia area public accounting firm that provides assurance and valuation services specializing in audits of employee benefit plans.
Julie also currently assists the AICPA in the development and update of various employee benefit plan publications.
Julie is a former Managing Director of the employee benefit plan practice in the Philadelphia office of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) LLP. Her responsibilities included serving Fortune 500 clients as well as major financial services firms. She also was responsible for employee benefit plan quality issues for the southeast region of PwC and was a key member of a team of national office employee benefit plan specialists who oversaw the development of practice aids and training for the entire firm. Julie also has experience with SSAE 16 engagements.
Julie received her Bachelor of Science degree in accounting, summa cum laude, from Widener University. She is a certified public accountant in the State of Pennsylvania and is a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA). Julie was appointed to the Employee Benefit Plan Committee of the PICPA in 2009.


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