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Prepare for the DOL's 2020 Audit Quality Assessment Webcast


Oct. 1
12:30 - 2:10 p.m.

CPE Credits



PICPA Member: $79 | Nonmember: $104

CLE Credit Add-On: $25

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The Department of Labor (DOL) will conduct an audit quality study of financial statement audits of employee benefit plans covered under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) for the 2020 Form 5500 filing year (plan years beginning in 2020). DOL representatives will discuss the impending study, including the scope of the engagements covered, the quality study planning process, and what will be expected for selected audits. The session will highlight frequent DOL and peer review findings, and will provide tips and resources for avoiding quality study findings.


Allison M. Henry, CPA
Vice President, Professional & Technical Standards

Allison is presently the Vice President - Professional & Technical Standards for Pennsylvania Institute of CPA’s (PICPA) where she is responsible for overseeing the administration of the AICPA’s Peer Review Program in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and the Virgin Islands. She also administers PICPA’s Joint Ethics Enforcement Program with the AICPA, and serves as the technical staff liaison to seven state-wide committees and two newly-created task forces; specifically, the Peer Review, Professional Ethics, Accounting and Auditing Procedures, Forensic and Litigation Services, Business Valuation, Not-for-Profit and Employee Benefit Plan Committees and the Healthcare Reform and Marcellus Shale Task Forces. In addition, she fields technical inquiries, writes columns for the CPA Journal and Pursuit publications, provides technical updates at PICPA chapter events, and assists in writing responses to technical exposure drafts.

Allison has been in the profession for about twenty years, including twelve years in public accounting and over eight years with PICPA. Her public accounting experience consists of several years as senior manager with a regional accounting firm and nine years at Deloitte & Touche, LLP, where she worked in their assurance and advisory services group. Her diverse client service experience includes many not-for-profit, healthcare, and world relief organizations, as well as small and large manufacturing, distribution, and other service-oriented entities. She has also served as the designated employee benefits specialist. Prior to her experience with Deloitte, she spent four years in internal accounting positions including the Department of Defense, while her husband was serving on active duty with the U.S. Army.

Allison is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis and holds an accounting equivalency from the University of Arkansas in Little Rock. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She is also a member of Washington Crossing United Methodist Church, where she serves on the financial accountability team, and volunteers for the children’s ministry. She is a native of St. Louis, Mo. and is an avid runner.

Michael E. Auerbach, CPA
Chief, Division of Accounting Services
Employee Benefits Security Administration
U.S. Department of Labor

As the Chief, Division of Accounting Services, Employee Benefits Security Administration, Mr. Auerbach's responsibilities include providing ERISA related accounting and auditing technical expertise within the Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration.  He is also the liaison with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and other professional organizations.  Mr. Auerbach is a certified public accountant and earned his B.S. in accounting from the University of Maryland.

April 2017

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