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2020 EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PLAN AUDIT CONFERENCE

Description

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak and government regulations, we are working to transform this in-person conference to an online live-streamed conference. If you have already registered for the conference your registration will remain for the new conference format, no action is required. If you have any questions please contact a member of our member services team at (410) 296-6250, by email, team@macpa.org, or our online chat located in the bottom right corner of your screen.

 

Employee Benefit Plans (EBPs) present challenges to the CPA firms engaged to audit them. In addition to the dissimilarity they pose from the corporate audit, CPA firms performing EBP audits are subject to the scrutiny of the Department of Labor (DOL).

The Employee Benefit Plan Audit Conference equips CPAs in public practice with guidance on how to perform a quality audit of an EBP.

The conference offers two tracks – Basic and Intermediate/Advanced – each dealing with issues that impact EBPs.

  • The Basic Track walks through the required audit procedures for CPAs who are new to auditing EBPs. Due to the format change to virtual, the Basic Audit Workshop Track will be held Monday, June 8. Click here to register for the Basic Track.
  • The Intermediate/Advanced Track provides CPAs an update on accounting and auditing issues and offers a variety of sessions designed to address areas that add complexity to EBP engagements.

The DOL notes they find the highest audit quality deficiency rates in firms performing less than 100 EBP audits. Come learn about the many specialized compliance requirements and audit and accounting rules that affect EBPs to better equip your firm for performing quality audits. Also, receive updates on EBP legislative and regulatory issues, including current developments at the DOL.

Larger groups may qualify for a group discount – call or email us for more information, 410-296-6250/team@macpa.org

If you’re interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Amy Puente at amyp@macpa.org.

Provider
Maryland Association of CPAs
Course Level
TBD
Professional Area of Focus
Employee Benefits
Accounting & Auditing
CPE Field of Study
Auditing
5
Who Should Attend

If you are a CPA working in the corporate environment, interested in performing these types of audits, advising corporate clients, or are a plan sponsor you need to be here.

Location
Zoom
Event Information
When
May 11, 2020
8:00 am - 1:20 pm EDT
Location
Zoom
Total CPE Credits
5
Format
Live Webcast

AGENDA

DAY 1 of 1 May 11, 2020
7:45 am - 8:00 am
Zoom Registration and Online Check-in

Please plan to join the conference early to ensure proper function of your computer video and audio. Attendees will be in a queue before the conference starts.

8:00 am - 8:55 am
Welcome and Keynote

Speaker:

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

9:00 am - 9:50 am
1 - A&A Update

Speaker: Tiana Wynn & Olga Meadowcroft

10:00 am - 10:50 am
2 - Random Things/What Goes Wrong

Speakers: Josh Zimmerman & Jeanette Stillwagner

11:00 am - 11:50 am
3 - The 5500 - Audit and Tax Considerations

Speaker: Mark Buckberg

11:50 am - 12:30 pm
Lunch Break
12:30 pm - 1:20 pm
5 - Auditing in the Electronic World

Speakers: Jennifer Amato & Jeanette Stillwagner

1:20 pm - 1:20 pm
Conclusion of Conference

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$150.00

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$225.00
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2020 EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PLAN AUDIT CONFERENCE


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