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Advanced Auditing of Employee Benefit Plans: Client Acceptance or Continuation
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Advanced Auditing of Employee Benefit Plans: Client Acceptance or Continuation

This CPE course offers case studies and advanced learning exercises to enhance your expertise on advanced auditing of Employee Benefit Plans: Client Acceptance or Continuation.

$75 - $95
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Format

Online

NASBA Field of Study

Auditing

Level

Advanced

CPE Credits

1.5

Author(s)

JulieAnn C. Verrekia

Availability

1 year

Product Number

166230

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Product Details

Refresh your existing knowledge in acceptance and continuation procedures for defined contribution, defined benefit, and health and welfare plans. This module is part of Advanced Auditing for Employee Benefit Plans. The interactive online self-study course covers many of the same competencies found on the advanced employee benefit plans audit certificate exams and includes individual modules to customize your experience. To learn more, visit the Employee Benefit Plans Audit Certificate Programs website for more information on the certificates and additional learning options.

In this new CPE course, you will evaluate why it is important for auditors to take a risk-based approach to plan acceptance/continuation. Developed for experienced EBP auditors, you will go through a plan audit acceptance/continuation exercise, in which you will review acceptance and continuation criteria for defined contribution, defined benefit, and health and wellness plans. Learn about the specific legal and ethical requirements and independence rules related to EBP audits as well as aspects of preparing an EBP engagement letter. Choose which plan type you would like to focus on during the course, or learn about all three!

Who Will Benefit
  • Auditors from small to large firms interested in enhancing his/her intermediate to advanced competencies in employee benefit plan auditing.
Key Topics
  • EBP audit acceptance and continuation policies and requirements
  • Legal and ethical requirements related to acceptance and continuation of EBPs
  • EBP-specific risk factors to consider
  • Independence rules related to audits of EBPs
  • Preparing and writing engagement letters for an EBP audit
Learning Outcomes
  • This course will prepare you to:
  • evaluate the criteria for deciding whether to accept or continue a client relationship and specific engagement.
  • evaluate the unique applicable independence and other ethical requirements associated with the engagement and recommended procedures to comply including engagement specific independence requirements and documentation.
  • evaluate the potential conflicts of interest for the engagement and propose engagement scope and procedures to address.
  • formulate an engagement letter in accordance with applicable governing requirements, standards, or guiding principles.
Credit Info
CPE Credits
Online
1.5
NASBA Field of Study
Auditing
Level
Advanced
Prerequisites
Prior experience auditing DC, DB, or H&W benefit plans
Access
Online
This is a digital product. You will have access to the content for 1 year after purchase date.
Pricing
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Nonmembers
Online
$95.00
AICPA Members
Online
$75.00

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Instructors
JulieAnn C. Verrekia
CPA
"Julie has more than 20 years of experience in accounting and auditing specializing in employee benefit plans. Julie is a former managing director of the employee benefit plan practice in the Philadelphia office of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Julie's 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. Our director of quality control, Julie assists the AICPA in writing employee benefit plan publications including Audit and Accounting Guide Employee Benefit Plans."
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Advanced Auditing of Employee Benefit Plans: Client Acceptance or Continuation
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