Things to keep in mind when auditing less common plans
Learn about the considerations in less common plans such as defined benefit plans, health and welfare plans, employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) and 401(k) plans that file SEC Form 11-K. This webcast tells you how to audit accumulated plan benefits and changes therein, unique features of health and welfare plans, audit considerations in ESOPs, and requirements for SEC Form 11-K filings.
It covers requirements related to audit documentation, completion of the audit, using the work of a specialist, related party transactions, parties in interest and prohibited transactions. It also covers a plan’s tax status and Form 5500, communications to those charged with governance, and plan mergers and terminations.
– Recognize unique considerations in less common plans.
– Identify other requirements that may arise in an audit of an ERISA plan.
– Distinguish the new requirements of SAS No. 136.
* Accounting for and reporting on defined benefit pension and health and welfare plans
* Unique audit considerations for ESOPs and SEC Form 11* K filers
* Using the work of a specialist
* Audit completion procedures
* Audit documentation requirements
* Consideration of related parties, parties in interest and prohibited
transactions, and plan mergers and terminations
* Written communications
* The auditor’s responsibilities related to the plan’s tax status and Form
* Changes arising from the implementation of SAS No. 136
* Auditors of EBPs
-* practitioners considering the addition of EBP audits as a service offering
-* Accountants in business and industry responsible for company benefits